Online Course Sharing Consortium

Learn how to sign up for a CIC course

The Council of Independent Colleges Online Course Sharing Consortium

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is a membership organization open to small and mid-sized private liberal arts colleges in the US and beyond. One service of the CIC is Acadeum  Courses taken via the CIC Consortium are approved by Hartwick faculty and the Registrar’s Office to be equivalent to Hartwick courses. When grades for courses taken through Acadeum are transferred back to Hartwick College, they are recorded on the student’s transcript with the equivalent Hartwick College course code and name, and the grade is used to calculate the student’s GPA according to Hartwick College policy. If you are a Hartwick student interested in enrolling in an Acadeum course, please follow the directions on this website.



Students must be enrolled at Hartwick College to take courses through the CIC. During the Fall and Spring terms, CIC courses are included in the full-time tuition rate. Courses outside of the consortium may carry an additional fee. Students may take no more than 6 credits in any Fall or Spring term. Further, students may take a maximum of 12 credits through CIC over the course of their undergraduate career. Courses taken during the Summer sessions do not count toward this maximum. The tuition rate for summer CIC courses is equivalent to the  Hartwick College summer course tuition rate.

How to Enroll in a CIC Course

Students: visit the CIC site and search for a course. Only search for consortium courses, courses outside of the consortium carry an additional fee.

After you have located a course, have it approved by your department chair if it’s for your major or the Registrar’s Office if it’s for elective or general education credit. Use this form to process the approval.

Email your approved course request to the Registrar’s Office with your name, your student ID, your advisor’s name, the name of the course, the name of the offering institution, the session you would like to sign up, your cell number and the Hartwick course equivalent of the course you will be taking.

Once your information has received the request will be entered into the CIC site by the Registrar’s Office. If approved, you will be notified by the CIC and the offering institution with your next steps.

When your course is complete, the offering institution will communicate a grade through the CIC to the Hartwick Registrar’s Office who will enter it on your record.


Contact the Registrar's Office with questions.