ICN Interinstitutional Registration Checklist

  1. Select a Home Institution and Apply for Admission—Your Home Institution is the Indiana college or university that will maintain your academic records, process your financial aid, and confer your degree if you are degree-seeking.
  2. Apply for Financial Aid, if Needed—Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 10 each year that you want to be considered for federal or state financial aid. Check with your Home Institution financial aid office to find out what kinds of aid might be available to you. Don’t forget to check with your employer for any tuition assistance plans.
  3. Select your Class(es) from the ICN Course Catalog—The ICN Course Catalog is the most up-to-date resource for course availability. Be sure to note any special requirements for equipment, testing, or course prerequisites.
  4. Consult with an Academic Advisor at Your Home Institution—Your academic advisor can verify which courses will meet your specific degree requirements; they can also complete an ICN Interinstitutional Course Form to make sure that courses you want to take from another ICN Originating Institution will be accepted not only by your Home Institution, but also by your particular program.
  5. Select a Learning Center, if NeededLearning Centers provide support for students studying at a distance in addition to access to computers, the Internet, email, library services, or fax machines for course-related communications.
  6. Register for Your Courses—If you are registering for courses that originate from two or more ICN institutions that participate in interinstitutional registration, login/create an ICN account to complete an ICN preregistration form. Your registration request will be processsed by ICN and forwarded to your Home Institution. Your Home Institution will contact you to confirm your registration.
  7. Purchase Books—Once your registration is approved, the Originating Institution will either mail your books and course materials to you or instruct you how to obtain them.
  8. Ongoing Student Support—The Indiana College Network provides personal assistance and support to ICN students, as well as a variety of online resources to help distance learners succeed.

Questions? Contact your ICN campus coordinator or ICN staff for assistance.