The SHC/USA cross-registration program is only available during the fall and spring semesters. SHC students may register for summer courses at USA as Transient Study, and current USA tuition will be assessed. 

Here are the guidelines for the cross-registration program:

  1. USA will not charge tuition for cross-registered courses. However, USA may require cross-registering students to pay special fees (such as lab fees or parking fees) or security deposits.
  2. University of South Alabama policies for cross-registration.
    1. USA students have priority for all courses. SHC students will cross-register for USA courses on a space-available basis after USA students have an opportunity to enroll in those courses.
    2. SHC students will not be permitted to cross-register for USA courses in the College of Nursing, School of Computing, Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions, or the College of Education Teacher Certification Programs.
    3. While enrolled in cross-registered courses at USA, SHC students are subject to the regulations and academic policies of USA. These include, but are not limited to, regulations and policies for parking, library use, use of information technology, attendance, and academic integrity.
    4. SHC students must meet USA’s immunization and health requirements.
  3. For cross-registration, the requested University of South Alabama (USA) course must be
    1. A course that meets a Spring Hill College (SHC) requirement for your degree, major, or concentration;
    2. A course for which you meet the prerequisites as defined by USA;
    3. A course that is approved by your academic advisor and by the appropriate academic chairperson; and
    4. A course that is not available for you to take at SHC during the same semester as the requested USA course.
  4. You must have earned at least 30 semester hours of credit with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better and be in good academic standing.
  5. You must be a full-time, matriculated undergraduate student to request to cross-register for a course during a Fall or Spring semester.
  6. Cross-registration at USA is limited to six (6) credit hours per semester. 

Courses completed through the SHC/USA cross-registration agreement earn SHC credit. All grades and credits earned through cross-registration are recorded on your SHC transcript as SHC courses, are counted for financial aid purposes, and are included in the calculation of your SHC grade point average.

Cross-Registration Timeline

Action Deadline

Meet with your advisor to confirm eligibility for cross-registration

Before the end of Course Advisement

Complete both the SHC AND USA cross-registration forms and return both to the SHC Registrar’s Office

Fall: July 15

Spring: Dec. 1

Students should plan to discuss cross-registration needs during Course Advisement for the following semester. Students should also discuss alternate courses with their advisor in the event the requested USA course is not available for registration.


  • Consult with your advisor to determine the need to take a cross-registration course based on the course(s) not being offered at SHC in the same semester and its impact on timely graduation.
  • Review USA’s Course Schedule to review course offerings and descriptions, course fees, etc.
  • Complete the SHC Cross-Registration form and submit it to the SHC Registrar’s Office.
  • Complete the USA Cross-Registration form and submit it to the SHC Registrar’s Office.
  • Receive follow-up communication from USA with required information to register (i.e. access to online registration system).
  • Abide by all USA’s policies and schedules regarding grades, exam dates, absences, and add/drop/withdrawal deadlines. To withdraw/drop from a course, both SHC and the USA’s withdrawal procedures must be followed. Changes in registration must be approved by SHC’s Registrar’s Office and USA Registrar’s Office.
  • Upon completion of the course, USA will send final grades to SHC. Students who receive a grade of Incomplete at USA should recognize that the time limit for removal of a grade of Incomplete must not exceed SHC’s deadline for removal of a grade of incomplete.


Contact the Registrar's Office, or your Advisor, with specific questions about your eligibility to participate in the cross-registration program. 


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