Office of the Registrar


Reed College is a member institution of the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities (The Alliance). A full-time student at an Alliance member insiitution may be permitted to take one undergraduate course per term at another member institution. This course does not require additional tuition payment (although additional class fees may still apply).

In past semesters, Reed students have taken Japanese (and other) courses at Lewis and Clark College and Art courses at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Through a new co-operative program, Reed students can now take Arabic at Lewis and Clark.

Alliance Members

The following institutions are members of The Alliance:

Bushnell University (S) Eugene)
Corban University (S) (Salem)
George Fox University (S) (Newberg)
Lewis & Clark College (S) (Portland)
Linfield College (S) (McMinnville)
Mount Angel Abbey (S) (St. Benedict)
Multnomah University (S) (Portland)
National College of Natural Medicine (S) (Portland)
Pacific Northwest College of Art (S) (Portland)
Pacific University (S) (Forest Grove)
Reed College (S) (Portland)
University of Portland (S) (Portland)
University of Western States (S) (Portland)
Warner Pacific College (S) (Portland)
Western Seminary (S) (Portland)
Willamette University (S) (Salem)

(S) = Semester school, (Q) = Quarter school

Please note that Portland State University and local community colleges are public institutions, and are not part of the Alliance cross-registration program.

Additional Information

Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation.

Be aware of the host institution policies for things like parking, drop/withdrawal deadlines, attendance, grading policies, etc.

Students may not take a course at an Alliance school if a similar course is offered at the home institution.

Additional course fees may apply (lab, studio, books, supplies etc).

Registration priority is given to students from the home institution. If a class is full, cross-registration enrolment will not be allowed.

Cross-registration classes (title, grade) do appear on a student's official Reed transcript, but they are not included in the Reed GPA reported on the transcript.

An official transcript will be sent to Reed following completion of the course. Your signature authorizing this transcript release is on the cross-registration form.

Instructions for Registration

1. Determine which course you wish to take, at which school
2. Access the cross-registration form on the Alliance web page (  Complete the form, then print it (it is possible to just print the form and fill out out by hand).
3. Sign the form, then obtain the approval signature from your adviser.
4. Have Ben Bradley in the Registrar's Office (Eliot 311) sign the form confirming you are enrolled at Reed full-time (three units minimum) and are eligible to participate.
5. Take the form to the Registrar's Office at the school at which the class is offered (be prepared to pay any fees (if applicable), and arrange course registration.
6. Purchase books and supplies (if applicable), and take the class!


For more information, or with any questions, please contact:

Ben Bradley
(503) 777-7295

Updated 04-AUG-2020