Greater Portland Alliance of Colleges & Universities

The five Greater Portland institutions of higher education - Maine College of Art, Saint Joseph's College, Southern Maine Technical College, University of New England and the University of Southern Maine - have established the Greater Portland Alliance of Colleges & Universities (GPACU) as a means of enriching and expanding educational opportunities for their students as well as for the people of Greater Portland.

As a first step in linking our resources, Alliance members established a cross-registration program. It allows students to take classes at colleges other than their own for no additional tuition. To be eligible, the Saint Joseph's student must:

  • be matriculated and in good academic standing;
  • not be a first-semester freshman;
  • have approval of appropriate academic authorities;
  • meet all other requirements of the College.

Each student is limited to two courses per year and a total of five over the period of the student's undergraduate studies.
Other activities and services that have been developed by GPACU include library borrowing program, jointly sponsored events and conferences, and international student exchange programs.