Gordon students are encouraged to take advantage of many opportunities to study at special programs around the country and the world. In addition, many students supplement their Gordon program with courses taken at other institutions during summer or winter breaks, or at local colleges while enrolled at Gordon.
Undergraduates with a minimum 2.0 GPA enrolled at one of the Christian College Consortium member institutions may be considered for cross-registration enrollment on another Consortium campus. Enrollment is limited to one term on the campus visited, but additional studies as a special student deferred from Gordon may be possible if approved by the registrars of both institutions. No Gordon aid or scholarships are available for a second semester. Enrollment may be restricted by limitations in institutional enrollments, individual course enrollments, or because of prerequisite course requirements. Contact the Registrar's Office. Browse Christian College Consortium member institutions.
The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities administers a diverse array of Best Semester programs in which Gordon College students may participate, including the American Studies, China Studies, Contemporary Music Center, Latin American Studies, Los Angeles Film Studies, Middle East Studies, Scholars' Semester in Oxford, and Uganda Studies programs.
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Full-time Gordon students with a 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA may cross-register for up to two daytime courses at any other NECCUM (Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts) institution. Contact Gordon's Registrar's Office. Gordon students must be withdrawn at least two years before being allowed to take courses at Gordon as a NECCUM visitor from another institution. View a list of NECCUM member institutions.
Students may earn credit by participating in a number of programs conducted away from the Gordon campus, including semester programs offered by Gordon (in Boston, France, and Italy), the Outdoor Education Immersion Semester, and international seminars of two or four-week intensive January or summer study. In addition, a variety of programs have been approved in countries including China, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Scotland, and Thailand as well as in the United States (AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies, Oregon Extension, Westmont college's San Francisco Urban Program, etc.). Gordon also offers shorter international seminars during the summer or winter breaks. Visit the Global Education Office or see the Off-Campus Programs information in the Academic Program section of the Gordon College Academic Catalog.
Students wishing to transfer academic work to Gordon must obtain advance course approval from their department advisor and the Registrar's Office. Download the Off-Campus Approval Form to the right and include course description and equivalent Gordon course. Courses must be taken at a regionally accredited institution and be comparable to those offered at Gordon. Transfer credit will only be granted if work is completed with a grade of C minus or above. Documentation of satisfactory completion (C or above) must be provided for any Pass/Fail grade. Grade points are not transferable, thus a grade point deficit cannot be reduced by taking non-Gordon courses.