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Procedures for Cross Registration

GSAPP Students

School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA)

GSAPP students interested in cross-registration at SIPA may register for open SIPA courses in SSOL. Complete information regarding the cross registration process is available online.

Business School
The Columbia University Business School has an online application system for students interested in cross-registration. Cross-registration applications will be accepted from 10:00 am on Thursday, August 21st until 4:00 pm on Thursday, August 28th. The website will not be active outside of this window. More information about CBS cross registration policies can be found here.

Application website: https://www0.gsb.columbia.edu/xreg
Course Listings: The list of available Fall '14 courses can be found on the CBS cross registration page

Full-term courses begin on Tuesday, September 2
Session A courses begin on Tuesday, September 2
Session B courses begin Tuesday, October 21

1. Only seats with appropriate open capacity will be made available for cross-registration.  If a course is not made available to cross-registrants through the online application form, there is no other form of appeal to gain access to the course.

2. Students may apply to a maximum of 3 courses.  Cross-registrants will not be awarded more than 3 credits of business school courses per semester and no more than twelve credits during their tenure at Columbia University.

3. Requests will be processed in the order they are received, on a first-come, first-served basis. Adjustments made to a student’s request will affect his/her place in line.

4. All prerequisites will be enforced. 
Note: B6302 - Capital Markets & Investments is a prerequisite for most finance courses. IEOR E4721 Global Capital Markets taken at the School of Engineering, INAF U6023 Capital Markets taken at SIPA, or MATH G4076 Capital Markets and Investments taken at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will be accepted as a substitute for all coursework that lists B6302 Capital Markets as a prerequisite. Also, SIPA's INAF U6045 International Capital Markets and INAF U6022 Economics of Finance taken together fulfill the Business School's prerequisite of B6302 Capital Markets. For Business School courses that list B6302 Capital Markets as a co-requisite, one class (U6045 or U6022) should already have been taken and the other class should be taken concurrently with the B-School class requiring the B6302 Capital markets co-requisite. All other stated prerequisites have to have been taken at the Business School.  There is no other form of appeal for cross-registrants; faculty or academic divisions will not grant appeals to waive these prerequisites. Students who feel they have the appropriate background may take the Capital Markets exemption exam.  For questions about Exemption Exams (but not general cross-registration questions), please email exemptions@gsb.columbia.edu.

5. To drop a business class: You must notify both the GSAPP Office of Admissions and Student Affairs and the Business School’s Office of Student Affairs (osa@gsb.columbia.edu). For Full-term and Session A courses, students may drop courses up until February 5th. After that date, they may withdraw (with a notation of W on their transcript) until February 19th. For Session B courses, students may drop courses up until March 28th. After that date, they may withdraw up until April 11th. For block week 1 classes, students may drop courses until Friday, January 10th. For block week 2 classes, students may drop courses until Friday, January 17th.

6. Note that non-Business School students will receive traditional letter grades (A, B, C, D, F) for courses taken at the Business School. Also, the Business School follows a slightly different academic calendar than most of the University. Students should review the School's calendar to ensure they meet required course and exam dates.

All Other Departments

With the exception of Teacher's College, GSAPP students may cross-register for courses within other schools and department at Columbia University. 

Students should consult the Directory of Classes to view eligibilty requirements and restrictions.  In some cases, students will be allowed to register for these courses directly via SSOL.  In other cases, students will be required to obtain permission from the Department and obtain a signature on an ADD/DROP form.  Completed forms should be returned to the Office of Admissions & Student Affairs.  

non-GSAPP Students

Students from other departments who wish to take courses within the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation will need the approval of the Office of Admissions & Student Affairs.  Permission to register in a course is not granted by the instructor.  

Cross-registration for GSAPP courses will take place during the first and second week of classes only.

Interested students should first consult the list of open courses posted on the first day of class outside of the Office of Admissions & Student Affairs.  Registration for these courses is immediate, and can be done via paper ADD/DROP form (available from 4th floor reception desk). 

Courses not on the list of open courses are subject to the approval of the Dean of Students, and in some cases, the academic department (i.e., Real Estate Development).  Cross-registrant should submit these requests to the Office of Admissions & Student Affairs after the course has met for the first time.