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Advising Handbook

Intercollegiate Registration

Courses taught during the academic year at area colleges (e.g., RIT, St. John Fisher College, Colgate-Rochester Divinity, Monroe Community College, Nazareth College, or SUNY Brockport) are available to our students with no extra tuition charge if those courses are not offered at Rochester during that semester or if our courses conflict irremediably with their schedules. Registration forms are available online at the registrar's website.

Please note that the dean’s approval (not the registrar’s) is required for University of Rochester undergraduates.

Full-time students can take one course each semester at an area college; the program is not available to part-time students. If you have special circumstances, please see an advisor in the College Center for Advising Services (CCAS).

Acceptable Courses

Courses, whether elective or required for the major, must be transferable and/or comparable to courses offered at the University of Rochester. Students taking courses at area colleges should apprise themselves of the differences in credit systems and plan accordingly.

Students should talk to a CCAS advisor for more information about what courses are considered transferable and/compariable, and for credit information. 

Grades and Transcripts

Students should be aware that grades received in area college courses will not be included in the grade point average, although they will appear on the University of Rochester transcript. Transfer credit is awarded if C or higher grades are earned.


Courses taken for Army ROTC or Air Force ROTC may be credited toward the fulfillment of the requirements of the BA or BS degree for up to five academic courses (20 credit hours). Please note that not all courses transfer. See a CCAS advisor for more information or with questions.

For information regarding credits from courses taken before 2013 or any questions, please contact Stephen Willhauck at

Air Force ROTC Program-Semesters (Fall 2013–Present)

This schedule has been arranged by special agreement between the Air Force program at RIT and our office.

Course #Course NameRIT Credit ValueUR Credit Value
AERO 401National Security Forces I33
AERO 402National Security Forces II33
MGMT 300Air Force Management and Leadership I33
MGMT 301Air Force Management and Leadership II33
AERO 201History of Airpower I11
AERO 202History of Airpower II11
AERO 101The Air Force Today I10
AERO 102The Air Force Today II10
WMIL 006Lead Lab00
WMIL 001Air Force ROTC Physical Training00

Army ROTC Program-Semester (Fall 2013–Present)

This schedule has been arranged by special agreement between the Army program at RIT and our office.

Course #Course NameRIT Credit ValueUR Credit Value
ARMY 101Introduction to Leadership20
ARMY 102Introduction to Tactical Leadership22
WMIL 021Army Leadership Lab00
WMIL 018Army Conditioning Drills00
HIST 199Survey of American Military History30
ARMY 201Innovative Team Leadership22
ARMY 202Foundations of Tactical Leadership20
ARMY 301Adaptive Team Leadership I22
ARMY 302Applied Team Leadership22
ARMY 340Army Leadership Lab (1 credit x 8 semesters)18
ARMY 401Adaptive Team Leadership II20
ARMY 402Leadership in a Complex World22