Take a Class at a Member School
NECCUM is a consortium of nine colleges (private and public, two-year and four-year) linked by geographic proximity, and a commitment to enhance the experience of our students, faculty and staff through cooperative programs. Students at member institutions have the opportunity to take courses at and use the libraries of any of the NECCUM member institutions.
NECCUM Member Institutions
- Endicott College
- Gordon College
- Merrimack College
- Middlesex Community College
- Montserrat College of Art
- Northern Essex Community College
- North Shore Community College
- University of Massachusetts at Lowell
Questions and Answers
What are the advantages of taking a course through NECCUM?
NECCUM allows you the opportunity to benefit from the broad curriculum offerings of more than 130 program majors and concentrations offered by NECCUM member institutions. Students at each institution also have full library privileges at all nine institutions.
How do I sign up for a NECCUM course?
You may register for courses through NECCUM for the fall and spring semesters only. You must be a full-time day student at Salem State with a GPA of 2.0 or above. First-semester freshmen may not participate in cross-registration through NECCUM (except for ROTC students). You must obtain permission from the registrar before registering for a course and you should also discuss course options with your academic advisor. NECCUM registration forms and additional information are available in the Student Navigation Center. Cross-registration is on a "space available" basis as long as all course prerequisites and co-requisites have been met. Each member institution may establish its own internal policy for regulating student cross-registration. In all cases, you must have completed the cross-registration process no later than the end of the first week of classes of the host institution.
How many courses per semester can I take at another NECCUM member institution?
You can take no more than two courses per semester, provided you have met the above requirements.
How will I be billed?
There are no additional tuition costs beyond that paid to the home institution. However, you must pay for course-related materials, and you will be billed, by the host institution, for any additional lab fees or other fees required for a particular course.
How will these courses transfer back to Salem State?
Official transcripts are automatically sent to the Student Navigation Center and become part of your record. Both the grades and the credits will be transferred in as the course(s) at the host institution as opposed to a Salem State course equivalent. If a course at the host institution is intended to be used in place of a Salem State course requirement, an approved substitution may be required. If grading options exist at the host institution such as pass/fail, the policies of Salem State University will apply and may supersede those of the host institution.