Federation Registration Information

Additional Information for UNT Students

Who May Enroll?

  • Any UNT graduate student admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree program or pursuing certification may cross-register in graduate level courses at TWU or A&M-Commerce that are being used toward their current degree program, as long as they have the approval of their department and TWU/A&M-Commerce does not have restrictions on the course. 
  • Non-degree graduate students and undergraduate students are not permitted to cross-register except at the Universities Center at Dallas.
  • Students cannot be enrolled at UNT as a Federation student (cross enrolled from TWU or A&M-Commerce) and a currently enrolled UNT student during the same semester.  If this is the case, the Federation enrollments will be dropped immediately. However, you may be enrolled in UNT courses and cross enrolled at TWU or A&M-Commerce in the same semester. 

 Advising

  • Upon approval from the student's department, a Federation course may be substituted for a UNT course on the degree plan, but Federation courses may not be used to duplicate the grade of a course previously taken at UNT.
  • UNT students should receive advising regarding appropriate TWU/A&M-Commerce Federation courses only from their major professor or departmental advisor prior to contacting the graduate school to cross-register.

 Enrollment

  • The UNT Federation coordinator will take care of your registration for you. Simply fill out the enrollment form.
  • UNT students taking courses through the Federation will have the course counted as one taken at UNT. The course will be entered as a Special Problems course and the course topic will be the title of the TWU or A&M-Commerce course.
  • Enrollment in the course is contingent upon space availability in the course.  Enrollment in a Federation course is not considered complete until the registration has been accepted by the school offering the course. 
  • If a course is canceled, the Federation representative will contact the student and do a schedule change to another course or assist them in dropping the course.
  • Please refer to the TWU or A&M-Commerce websites for information on class times and required books. Only the course title will be transferred to the UNT system.

 Restrictions to Enrollment

  • All students must have advisor approval prior to cross-registering through the Federation.
  • Any students in an Art program will require approval.
  • UNT College of Business MBA and MS students must submit a signed approval form from the College of Business to the Federation Representative prior to requesting cross-registration through the Federation.  Please contact Ben Dearman at Ben.Dearman@unt.edu for this form.
  • Independent study is never allowed without advisor approval for any program.
  • UNT Speech and Hearing Sciences does not permit cross-registration.
  • UNT Psychology and Sociology students need approval from the department director and chair. An approval form from the department will need to be sent to the Federation representative.
  • UNT students may not register in TWU’s health sciences (Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy).
  • Study abroad is allowed with approval.

 Dropping a Federation Course

  • UNT students must contact the UNT Federation Representative to DROP a Federation course. Do NOT drop on-line or in the Registrar’s office.
  • Dropping through the Registrar’s office or on-line does NOT drop the course at TWU/A&M-Commerce and may result in an incomplete or failing grade at that institution.

 Deadlines

  • Students are to abide by the UNT deadlines concerning payment, adds/drops and withdrawals as found on the Academic Calendar for each semester.

 Payment

  • UNT students enrolling in a course through the Federation will pay tuition and fees to UNT.

Grades

  • Students will receive a code of Z (no grade reported) on their UNT grade report at the end of the semester since UNT/TWU and A&M-Commerce report grades at different times.  Once official grades are received from TWU and A&M-Commerce those grades will be submitted to the UNT registrar and the Z will be replaced by the official grade. 

Additional Information for TWU or A&M-Commerce Students

Advising

  • TWU/A&M-Commerce students should receive advising on UNT courses from their academic or departmental advisor.

Enrollment

  • TWU and A&M-Commerce students taking courses at UNT through the Federation will have the course counted as one taken at their home institution. Please contact the appropriate Federation Representative to determine how the classes will be listed on your transcript.
  • Enrollment in the course is contingent upon space availability in the course. 
  • If a course is canceled, the Federation representative will contact the student and do a schedule change to another course or assist them in dropping the course.
  • Students cannot be enrolled as a Federation student (cross enrolled from TWU or A&M-Commerce) and a currently enrolled UNT student during the same semester.  If this is the case, the Federation enrollments will be dropped immediately. 
  • Contact information for the Federation may be found at the official Federation website.
  • Please check the Schedule of Classes for course availability.

Logging into the UNT System

  • TWU and A&M-Commerce students who are taking an online class at UNT will need to activate a UNT account.

1) Go to UNT's Account Management System. From here you can activate your account or reset your password if you already have an old UNT account.

2) Contact the UNT Federation Representative to receive your PIN if activating a new account.

3) Log onto Blackboard.

  • Your course may not appear until the first day of the term. If you do not see it on the first day of class, please contact the professor to have him or her add the course to your account.
  • Technical issues will need to be addressed through the Student Helpdesk at 940-565-2324.

Restrictions to Enrollment

  • Enrollment in Study Abroad is not allowed due to the fee structure of these courses. Interested students may apply to UNT as a non-degree seeking student to take these courses.
  • Any course that has departmental restrictions needs to be approved by the department or professor before enrollment can take place. Please check the course information in the Schedule of Classes to determine if a class is restricted.
  • Courses with prerequisite requirements may require professor approval.
  • Design:  Cross-registration is only allowed with written/email permission from a UNT advisor or professor.
  • Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI): Cross-registration is only allowed with written/email permission from professor.
  • The College of Business may require approval for certain courses with restrictions or prerequisites.  The UNT Federation Representative will request this approval, if necessary.
  • Classes in Educational Psychology (EPSY, EDSP, DFST) may need additional approval from the department.
  • English: incoming students need to check with department for prerequisites.
  • Library and Information Sciences (INFO):  Incoming students will need approval from the department.  The UNT Federation Representative will request this approval.
  • Behavior Analysis:  Cross-registration is only allowed with written/email permission from the department.  Please contact Laura Davis at Laura.Davis@unt.edu.
  • UNT Speech and Hearing Sciences does not permit cross-registration.

Dropping a Federation Course

  • Please contact your Federation representative to withdraw from a Federation course. Do not drop a course through the UNT Registrar’s Office, as this will not drop you from your class at your home institution.

Deadlines

  • Students are to abide by their home institution deadlines concerning payment, adds/drops and withdrawals.

Payment

  • TWU and A&M-Commerce students enrolling in a course through the Federation will pay tuition and fees to their home institution.

Grades

  • Grades are sent back to the student’s home institution at the end of the semester.