Cooperating Raleigh Colleges
Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC)
Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC) is a partnership between several colleges in Raleigh. CRC pools the educational resources of these colleges, allowing students to access college courses and library materials that are not offered at their home institution. Meredith College is part of CRC, meaning Meredith students can take classes at any other cooperating colleges for credit. Students benefit from taking courses through CRC because they can take advantage of the resources provided by multiple colleges for no extra cost.
Frequently Asked Questions
All full-time Meredith students are eligible to take classes through CRC during the fall and spring semesters. First-year students at Meredith cannot register for courses through CRC unless it is for a cooperative program. Students also need to have met the prerequisites for the courses being taken through CRC. To take courses through CRC, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for that semester—this includes the courses taken through CRC. Meredith students have the option of taking up to three CRC courses each academic year.
To register to take a course through CRC, fill out the CRC application form. Students should have this form signed by their faculty advisor, the department head at Meredith, and the appropriate dean at Meredith for each CRC course. For example, a student taking an English course through CRC would obtain a signature from the Meredith English department head and the dean who oversees the school in which the English department is located, the School of Arts and Humanities. Students give the completed form to the registrar at Meredith College.
Other than the cost of tuition, it is free to take a course through CRC. Students will only ever be charged for any additional classes surpassing 18 credit hours. Students may have to pay additional course fees for certain classes, such as those for labs or art classes, for which they would typically have to pay.
Students can take courses at NC State University, Saint Augustine’s University, William Peace University, Shaw University, and Wake Technical Community College through CRC. Distance learning and online courses at NC State University and Wake Tech are not included.*
*The CRC Board of Directors has approved CRC students to cross register for online classes for the Fall 2021semester as long as the class is not available at their own institutions.
Through CRC, Meredith students can choose from a wide variety of collegiate-level courses that are not available at Meredith College.