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Traveling Scholar Program

Northwestern University is affiliated with The Traveling Scholar Program, sponsored by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten universities and The University of Chicago. This program enables a full-time PhD student in any of the participating universities to register for courses at other CIC institutions upon the recommendation of the student’s adviser and with prior agreement between the adviser and the course instructor. Students may register for one class to a full load, during up to two semesters or three quarters during their PhD programs.

Students who wish to participate must begin the application process at least six weeks before the start of the course. For appropriate forms and more information, see the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Traveling Scholar Program.

The Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program (CMEP) allows graduate students in a doctoral program, or in a participating training program that is jointly supported by the Exchange Scholar’s home and host institutions, to enroll at one of the three participating institutions to take advantage of academic courses at any of the other participating institutions that are not available at their home institution. The three institutions in the program are the University of Chicago, Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

General Rules and Procedures for Traveling Scholars