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SUNY Cross Registration

Cross registration occurs when one SUNY institution (the "Host" institution) provides instruction for a student enrolled full-time in a degree or certificate program at another SUNY institution (the "Home institution) during the same academic term.  Cross-registered courses may occur in any instructional format. 

 institution is the college where you are pursuing a degree. 
Host institution is the college where you are seeking to take additional courses.

SUNY Course Registration Form (pdf)


1. Must be a full-time matriculated undergraduate student at your home institution in order to waive tuition at the host institution.

2. Limited to six (6) credits of undergraduate cross-registered coursework per semester.

3. Must have the approval of both the home and host institution. You are responsible for ensuring that the course(s) you register for meet the requirements of your degree. If you change your major/minor, the courses you cross-register for may no longer count toward degree requirements.

4. Please note, even if you have the permission of the instructor or have satisfied all pre-requisites/co-requisites necessary for enrollment at the host institution, you must still complete the registration process through the appropriate office at the host institution to be considered officially registered in a course.

5. Registration dates and deadlines vary by college. You are responsible for contacting the host institution for registration related dates and deadlines and determining which office(s) are responsible for signing your form.

6. You will be responsible for the attendance and academic requirements of the course even if home and host calendars do not coincide.

7. Your signature on the Cross-Registration Agreement is considered approval for the host institution to automatically release grades/transcripts to your home institution at the end of the semester.

8. Enrollment changes may impact your eligibility for financial aid for the current term and/or future terms, (e.g. dropping below full-time). Please consult your Financial Aid Office regarding academic eligibility for financial aid, including satisfactory academic progress standards.

9. You are responsible for notifying the appropriate offices on both campuses if you withdraw from a course(s) (Registrar, Bursar, Financial Aid, etc.). Failure to do so can result in a failing grade at the host institution.

10. Your signature on the Cross-Registration Agreement indicates your agreement to abide by all regulations imposed by the host institution (parking, attendance, library rules, etc.). In addition the host institution may apply rules and regulations to incoming students as it deems necessary (e.g., restrictions on classes based on seat availability). Be sure you are aware of those rules before you cross-register.

11. Home institution students have priority for all courses at the college or university, so popular courses may be closed to cross-registrants because of space limitations.

12. Mini-semesters (winter and summer sessions) are not covered by the Cross-Registration Agreement.

13. All course-related fees in excess of tuition are the responsibility of the student. 

14. Please be advised that if you drop below full-time at your home institution, you may be liable for tuition at the host institution.

15. Any Health Center (immunization/records/physical exam, etc.) requirements must be met at both institutions, even if they differ.

16. You must file residency documents at the host institution.

17. Registration is the responsibility of the student. Check with the host institution to confirm how they plan to process your form, enrollment, and any necessary additional information or paperwork required to complete the enrollment process.


1. Seek advisement on the courses you wish to take. Consider whether or not they meet degree requirements.

  • FIT students are to submit the Course Equivalency Form (pdf) along with course descriptions to Feldman Ctr, Room c158.

2. Obtain the signature of the appropriate official at the home institution.

  • FIT students should seek approval of the Registrar’s Office (Feldman Ctr, Room c158) before bringing the form to the host institution.
  • You must be prepared to provide the host institution with immunization records.

3. Obtain the signature of the appropriate official at the host institution responsible for Cross-Registration (Registrar, Bursar, etc.).  FIT students are to contact the desired host institution for complete information.

4. Complete any required application forms for the host institution.

5. Return the completed Agreement to the home institution immediately upon registering with the host institution. Failure to return the Agreement will result in not being cross-registered.

  • You must do this by the last day to add a semester length course for the semester in question, as listed on the Academic Calendar.