Cross Registration

For GSAPP Students
School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA)
GSAPP students interested in cross-registration at SIPA may register for open SIPA courses in Student Services Online (SSOL). Complete information regarding the cross registration process is available on SIPA’s website.
Business School

The Columbia University Business School has an online application system for students interested in cross-registration. Information and policies about CBS cross registration policies can be found here.

Application website:

Columbia Business School follows a slightly different academic calendar than most of the University. Please review the CBS academic calendar.

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 Student Services Online (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.

For 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, 400 Avery Hall. Registration for these courses is immediate, and can be done via paper ADD/DROP form in 400 Avery Hall. Please note that all studios and visual studies courses are not open to non-GSAPP students.

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