The associated colleges of the Twin Cities (formerly an incorporated consortium known as ACTC) are five liberal arts colleges in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, offering cross-registration to their students. The five participating schools are: Macalester College, University of St. Thomas, St. Catherine University, Hamline University, and Augsburg University.

Macalester has approved fall and spring term liberal arts courses as appropriate for cross-registration. Students may take one course per semester on another campus, provided the course is not offered on the home campus. You must be registered for 12 Macalester credits to be eligible for cross-registering.

For all business courses at St. Thomas such as ACCT, BETH, BLAW, BUSN, ENTR, FINC, MGMT, MKTG, OPMT, and REAL, please email cobundergrad@stthomas.edu and put Attn: Course Prerequisites in the Subject Line. In the email explain what prerequisites you have taken and what you wish to take at UST (Dept/Course #/Section) and the UST Business Dept will respond back to you. If they say yes, print it, and attach to the form (as good as a signature) for meeting the prerequisites. If the course is full or you want to try and add the course during the add/drop period – you will also need to get the signature of Jean Gabler on the add/drop slip.

Please be aware that the academic calendars between the schools may differ, which means that start and end dates may not correspond with those at Macalester. The difference in the calendars may mean that your final grade won’t be available at the same time as your Mac final grades.

Please consult the Registrar’s Office at your home school for any questions you may have about cross-registration. Cross-registered courses appear on the transcript of the student’s home school.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Macalester College takes part in an exchange with the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, in which students can cross-register for classes. Please consult the Registrar’s Office about which MCAD courses are suitable for cross-registration. MCAD Intranet.