Cooperating Raleigh Colleges

Cooperating Raleigh Colleges is a consortium of six colleges and universities in Raleigh and Wake County that allows students to study and experience campus life at different institutions of higher learning without having to transfer. The consortium includes Wake Tech, Meredith College, North Carolina State University, William Peace University, Saint Augustine's University and Shaw University. 

Each institution offers unique courses and programs that can enhance the college experience for any student. This includes technical, career, military science, performing arts, foreign languages and many other courses. Full-time students at these schools can elect to take courses at any other CRC institution – it's easy, and students simply pay tuition and fees to their home institution.

Registration procedures at each institution may vary. More information can be found on the CRC website

Information for Wake Tech students

What do I need to be eligible to take courses through CRC?

To be eligible to take a CRC course, you must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
     
  • Be enrolled for at least 9 credit hours for the semester at Wake Tech (CRC course hours do not count.)
     
  • Not be in your first semester at Wake Tech. Exceptions may be made for students in dual-degree programs, ROTC, marching band and/or other cooperative programs.
     
  • Have satisfied all developmental (transition) course requirements
     
  • Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at Wake Tech

How do I register to take courses through CRC?

Complete the CRC Application and email it to [email protected]. Your application will then be forwarded to an academic advisor, a division dean and the Registrar's Office for approval. Once approved, your application will be sent to the institution – you do not have to go to the other institution to register. All communication about your application will go to the email indicated on your CRC application.


How do I withdraw from a CRC Course?

You must notify the Wake Tech Registrar's Office that you want to withdraw. The Registrar's Office will ask the other institution to remove your name from the course roster. Please send an email to [email protected] to request to be withdrawn.


How many CRC courses can I take per semester?

You may take up to two CRC courses per semester during Fall and Spring semesters – if you are enrolled full time (at least 9 credit hours).


Can I take online courses through CRC? Can I take courses during the summer?

Yes, you may take online courses. But CRC courses are available only during the Fall and Spring semesters.


How will I be charged for CRC courses? Can I use financial aid?

  • You will not be charged tuition at the CRC institution; however, you will be responsible for any special fees (lab fees, sports fees, etc.) and any books or supplies required for the CRC course. These expenses are not covered by financial aid.
     
  • You will be charged tuition and fees for the total number of credit hours for which you are enrolled, including CRC course(s). Once you are registered for a course at the visiting institution, a placeholder course will be added in your Wake Tech schedule – do not delete it.
     
  • Registering for a course at a CRC institution will not affect your financial aid at Wake Tech. You will not receive any additional financial aid for CRC courses.

How does parking/transportation work at the institution that I'm visiting?


Information for visiting students from other CRC institutions

How do I search for classes being offered at Wake Tech?

Go to Self-Service and click on the "View For-Credit Courses" button under Prospective Student.


How do I register to take CRC courses at Wake Tech?

  • Follow the steps on the Visiting Student Admissions page on the Wake Tech website. Begin by completing the North Carolina Residency Determination Service application, if needed, and the Wake Tech application. It is important that you enter "Visiting Student" (T90990) as your program of study/major and enter your Residency Certification Number on your application.
  • Complete the CRC application form with the help of the Registrar's Office at your home institution and submit it there, not to Wake Tech. Your institution will then forward your CRC application to the Registrar's Office at Wake Tech. You will be notified via email of any updates regarding your CRC application.
  • If there are prerequisite requirements for your courses, you will need to send a copy of your unofficial transcript to [email protected]. You will not be registered until prerequisites are approved.
  • Download the CRC registration checklist for visiting students (link is above) for step-by-step instructions to assist you with signing up for CRC at Wake Tech.

How do I withdraw from a CRC course at Wake Tech?

You must contact the Registrar's Office at your home institution. They will ask Wake Tech to remove your name from the course roster. Please do not withdraw from the course.


Can I take online courses through CRC? Can I take courses during the summer?

Yes, you may take online courses. But CRC courses are available only during the Fall or Spring semesters. If you are interested in taking Summer courses at Wake Tech, you must apply as a visiting student in the traditional way.


What do I pay for CRC courses at Wake Tech?

You will not be charged tuition at Wake Tech. You will pay for tuition at your home institution. However, you will be responsible for any special fees (lab fees, art fees, etc.) and any books or supplies required for the CRC course. These expenses are not covered by financial aid.

Once you are enrolled, do not register yourself for classes. The Registrar's Office at Wake Tech will manually register you for the course(s) for which you have been approved. You may be held financially responsible for courses that you register for on your own that do not have approval.


How does parking/transportation work at Wake Tech?

Registering for a CRC course at Wake Tech will entitle you to a parking decal and a student ID card at no cost to you. 


For more information on participating in Cooperating Raleigh Colleges at Wake Tech, email [email protected] or call 919-866-5118.