OEI Course Exchange

Launched in Spring 2017 at five pilot colleges, the Course Exchange component of the Online Education Initiative provides a seamless pathway for students to register for online courses across participating colleges without requiring students to complete separate matriculation processes.

Through the Course Exchange, students who cannot get the courses they need at their home college are able to enroll in equivalent online courses from another college (teaching college) that has available seats. Students enroll via a streamlined registration process at their home college.

The Course Exchange does not imply that students will complete degrees by taking courses completely online from a variety of colleges. Rather, the intent of the initial phases of the Course Exchange is that students only take these online courses after they have exhausted opportunities to enroll in them at their home college.

When a college becomes a member of the OEI Consortium, the college and its faculty have the opportunity to participate in the Course Exchange. The home college is the college that establishes residency for transfer degree completion and receives credit for the degree completion and/or transfer attained. The teaching colleges are the colleges offering online courses to students by enrolling through the Course Exchange. The teaching colleges receives apportionment for enrollments. Colleges participate by being both home and teaching colleges. That means that the colleges both offer online courses to other students and allow their students to register for courses at other colleges in the Course Exchange.  At the conclusion of the pilot phase, other colleges will have the opportunity to become members of the OEI Consortium and be able to participate in the Course Exchange.

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Courses in the Course Exchange

The first courses available in the Course Exchange have successfully completed the OEI Course Review process and have C-ID designations that have been identified as high-demand for Associate Degree for Transfer (ADTs; AA-T/AS-T).  

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