Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE)

Kennesaw State University students may enroll in courses offered by member institutions of the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE) under a cross registration agreement. Students who wish to cross register must meet all eligibility requirements under the ARCHE agreement and the University. Courses taken through Cross Registration are considered resident credit.

Student Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must be in good standing and have a minimum Kennesaw State University cumulative GPA of 2.0 and the required GPA to enroll in the Kennesaw State University course which is most similar to the course the student wishes to cross register.
  • Students must be concurrently enrolled in at least one Kennesaw State University course.
  • Students must meet prerequisites for requested course(s) as defined by Kennesaw State University and the host institution.
  • Students must meet the host institution’s immunization and health requirements (Click Here for the Health Clinic).
  • First-semester freshmen may not cross register (unless cross registering in courses for purposes of ROTC training or marching band).

ARCHE Restrictions

Students may not cross register for a course if:

  • The course is offered at Kennesaw State University that semester.
  • The course has been previously attempted at Kennesaw State University.
  • The student expects to graduate from Kennesaw State University during the semester the student wishes to cross register a course.
  • Students are limited to two cross-registered courses per semester, and the combined course load at Kennesaw State University and the host institution may not exceed the student’s maximum credit limit sent by the home institution.

ARCHE Procedures

  • Students who wish to cross register must complete and submit an ARCHE Cross Registration Application to the Office of the Registrar, Kennesaw Hall.
  • Students must complete a new ARCHE Cross Registration Application for any subsequent term.
  • Once all approvals have been obtained, the host institution’s Cross Registration Coordinator will register students for the approved course(s) on a space-available basis after the host institution’s regularly enrolled or continuing students have had first priority for registration. The host institution’s Cross Registration Coordinator will inform the student of approval and registration status via the student’s email account.
  • Kennesaw State University’s students will pay Kennesaw State University’s tuition and fee rates. However, special fees (lab fees, parking and equipment lease) and security deposits must be paid to the host institution.
  • The student is responsible for clearing all holds prior to the end of ARCHE registration period. Failure to clearing all holds will result in the student not being registered for the term. The ARCHE coordinator has to be notified by the student when all holds are cleared.
  • The student is responsible to verify registration while participating in the ARCHE program. Your name will appear on the class roll and also reflect on your student registration Owl Express account.
  • Students must abide by all host institutions’ policies and schedules regarding grades, exam dates, absences, and add/drop/withdrawal deadlines. To withdraw/drop from a course, both Kennesaw State University and the host institution’s withdrawal procedures must be followed. Changes in registration must be approved by Kennesaw State University and the host institution’s Cross Registration Coordinators.
  • Upon completion of the course, the host institution’s Cross Registration Coordinator will send a final transcript to Kennesaw State University. Students who receive a grade of Incomplete at a host institution should recognize that the time limit for removal of a grade of Incomplete must not exceed Kennesaw State University’s deadline for removal of a grade of incomplete. It is the student’s responsibility to request an official transcript from the host institution once the grade of Incomplete has been satisfied and a final grade has been assigned.