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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 institution (the Home institution) during the same academic term. Cross-registered instruction may occur in any instructional format (on-campus or online).

Cross-registration is intended to address one or more of the following objectives:

(1)strengthen a student's academic program by including a course or courses not taught by the home institution;

(2) resolve a course scheduling conflict that delays timely program completion; or

(3) utilize existing faculty, facilities, and resources more efficiently. These determinations are left to the discretion of the student's home and host institutions.


-Cross registration must strengthen a student's academic program and satisfy degree requirements. The home institution may place limits on the amount of cross registration allowed in an academic program. These limits may vary from academic program to academic program.

-The host institution should accept a student's request to cross register subject to factors such as the availability of space and satisfactory completion of course pre-requisites. Host institutions may grant registration priority to their own students.

-At this time, cross registration benefits are for students' enrolled full-time1 at their home institution. The total course workload, including the cross registered credits, should not exceed the home institution's credit limit policy.

-No more than six (6) credits of cross-registration coursework are allowed per semester. In addition, mini-semester, Winter Term, and Summer Session courses are not covered by the Cross-Registration policy.

Bring Form below to the Registrar's Office located in Laffin Hall room 225 for course equivalency review. If you should have any questions regarding this process please contact the Registrar's Office.

Download Cross-registration Agreement Form:|  PDF