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Collaborative Student

WSC Students seeking collaborative enrollment must enroll in at least one WSC course before submitting a collaborative request.

A collaborative student is a student who is earning a degree from Williston State College, but taking a course(s) at another NDUS institution within the same term. Where a student is earning a degree is called the home institution.  Where a student is taking a course, but not earning a degree, is called the provider institution.

A student's home institution must be WSC  to use this page to register. A student must be a fully admitted student and be receiving your degree from WSC. Students wishing to take a collaborative course through WSC, please contact the collaborative representative at your home campus.

The collaborative process allows WSC to combine credit from more than one NDUS institution for the purpose of financial aid (for courses added through the seventh business day from the start of the term).

To register as a collaborative student, the following criteria must be met:

  • A WSC degree seeking student must be in good academic and financial standing.
  • You have been admitted to WSC as a degree-seeking student.
  • You must be enrolled in at least one course at WSC for the term.
  • The student cannot exceed a total of 20 credits between WSC and the provider institution(s) without special permission from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The following guidelines pertain to courses taken collaboratively:

  • The student must follow WSC's academic dates and deadlines for adding/dropping collaborative courses.
  • The student pays provider campus tuition/fees for collaborative course(s). This additional amount is included in the student's accounts receivable balance at WSC.
  • Courses will be posted to the WSC academic record as transfer credit once WSC receives an official transcript from the provider institution. Note: Grades earned in collaborative courses may be used in determining financial aid satisfactory progress.

Courses not eligible for Collaborative Registration are:

  • Courses offered at the same time and manner as WSC. Written documentation for an exemption can be submitted to Brittney O'Neill in the Extended Learning Office.
  • Courses that are graduate level.
  • Courses where the student has not met the pre-requisites.
  • Courses that would put the student over 20 semester hours when combining collaborative and WSC credits.

 By requesting a collaborative registration, you are agreeing to the following:

  • You will not be able to make changes to your registration at the provider institution directly. The provider institution will place a collaborative student hold on your account that will prevent you from making changes. You must email Brittney O'Neill in the Extended Learning office if you would like to make a change to your schedule.
  • You understand tuition and/or other approved collaborative-related charges from the provider campus will be added to your account after the last day to drop at 100%. It will also be due by the designated date.
  • You will follow all drop and withdrawal procedures with WSC and in accordance with SBHE Policy 830.2.
  • Your collaborative request must be completed by 4:00 PM CT on the last day to add a course for the semester.

As part of your collaborative registration, WSC will complete the following on your behalf:

  • Credits taken at provider campuses will be combined with credits at WSC for financial aid purposes.
  • Tuition and/or other approved collaborative related charges owed to your provider institution will be added to your bill at WSC.
  • Students not using Financial Aid have the option to pay WSC by the designated due date. Your Provider campus charges are viewable on CampusConnection and can be paid to WSC or directly to the Provider campus.
  • A transcript from your provider institution will automatically be requested at the end of the semester and credits will be transferred to WSC.

Upon submission of the collaborative registration form, the collaborative representative will ensure eligibility for collaborative courses. The collaborative representative will send your request to the provider institution and that institution will complete course enrollment. Confirmation of enrollment is email within 1.5 to 2 weeks after the registration has been submitted. You are not registered until you receive a confirmation email. Due to collaborative registration turnaround time, registration before the first day of class is strongly encouraged.

To enroll as a Collaborative Student, click here

To drop/withdraw from your Collaborative course(s), click here.

NDUS Collaborative Student Procedure                                                                                                                                 

You can use Campus Connection to view course offerings across North Dakota University System. If you are a WSC student and have questions about the collaborative process, you may contact:

Brittney O'Neill
Learning Specialist
Williston State College
1410 University Ave
Williston ND 58801
Phone: 701.774.4202
Fax: 701-774-4211