Chicago Metropolitan Exchange ProgramThe 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. UIC students are permitted to take a total of three quarters of classes through the CMEP program at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University.
Through the Summer 2011 term, UIC graduate students were able to participate in the CIC Traveling Scholar Program. This program allowed doctoral students to enroll in courses at other CIC institutions that were relevant to the student’s degree and not available on the student’s home campus. Since UIC is no longer a member of the CIC, the Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program was developed to allow similar collaborations to occur with the host institutions used by the great majority of UIC students.
The Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program is in effect immediately for courses that will occur Fall 2011 and forward.
UIC students who would like to take courses at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or the University of Illinois at Springfield may do so as a concurrent registrant through the UIC Registrar’s Office, and would not be part of this program.
Approved applicants for the Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program will be referred to as Exchange Scholars. Exchange Scholars pay for class(es) taken at the host institution at the home university, and at the home university rates. Students show proof of payment they made at the home campus, or bill from the home campus, to the host campus liaison.
A graduate student who is approved as an Exchange Scholar will register for a CMEP course(s) (in the equivalent hours of the actual host course(s)) at their home institution, and the actual course(s) at the host institution. The student will pay the usual tuition and fees to their home institution, with the tuition and most fees waived at the host institution. Exchange Scholars going to the University of Chicago will pay the U of C health fee even though a similar fee is charged at the home institution - neither can be waived.
Procedures and Application
Carefully read the information, procedures and application instructions provided in the links listed below. Note that late requests may not be approved.
Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program Campus Liaisons