SUNY Cross Registration

Students whose home institution is the Fashion Institute of Technology may register for a course at another State University of New York (SUNY) school during the same semester through cross registration.  Cross registration occurs when one SUNY institution (the "host" institution) provides instruction for a student enrolled 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. Billing for all courses is processed by the student's home institution.

To start the SUNY cross registration process you will need to submit a form.

» SUNY Cross Registration Form

  • Select your home campus
  • Enter your login credentials
  •  Click on Requests
  • Click on New Request

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

Cross Registration Guidelines

  1. You must be in good academic standing to cross-register.
  2. Only courses that will transfer into your degree program will be approved. FIT students are to submit the Course Equivalency Form (pdf) along with course descriptions to the Registrar's Office before starting the online cross registration process.
  3. A grade of C or better must be earned for undergraduate courses and grades of B or better must be earned for graduate courses to transfer to FIT. 
  4. Credits earned through cross-registration are recorded on the FIT transcript as a transfer course.
  5. Cross-registered courses do not count towards residency course requirements for graduation.
  6. You must have the approval of your home and host institution.
  7. Please be advised that even if you have the permission of the instructor or have satisfied the pre-requisites necessary for enrollment at the host institution, you still need to fill out the Online SUNY Cross Registration form in order to be considered officially cross-registered for the course.
  8. Registration deadlines vary by college. Students are responsible for contacting the host institution for registration related dates, deadlines and processes.
  9. If you are not enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours applicable to your degree (combined enrollment between your home and host institution) by the date in which you incur full liability, you may be disqualified for certain aid programs (e.g. TAP, Excelsior Scholarship, etc.).
  10. If you drop a course at your home institution and your combined load is less than 12 credit hours, then you may be liable as the Financial Aid may have to be adjusted.
  11. Your submission of the online cross-registration form, will allow both institutions to communicate and coordinate the cross-registration process. You'll need to have all the information about the course you intend to cross-register (course number, course title, credit hours, etc.) prior to submitting the form.
  12. Any Health Center (immunization, records, exams) requirements must be met at home and host institutions, even if they differ.
  13. Residency documents must be submitted to the host institution.
  14. Cross-registering for a course is the responsibility of the student. Once you submit your online cross-registration form, you must check your email for communications from the home and the host institutions.
  15. Students must adhere to both home and host institution academic policies and procedures like dropping a course, adding a course, withdrawing, attendance, grades, etc.