The cross registration process begins with the student filling out the online .pdf form found here, then printing the form and obtaining the required signatures in the order they are listed. Further instructions are available in a .pdf document located here.
Once the form has been signed by the Registrar’s office, we will send it via mail to the selected Host School.Students do not have to take any further steps until they receive a notification of approval or denial from the Host School.
Please note that all requests are sent via traditional mail through University mail systems. Forms are generally received by the Host School 5 to 7 days after being sent. From there, the Host School will process and notify students of their status according to their schedules. Students are advised to provide a valid local address on their forms and be sure that all information is correct, and to check their University e-mail account regularly if they are waiting to hear about their cross-registration status.
If approved: The student will be enrolled in the course at the host school. Pitt’s Registrar’s Office will also be informed of the results. If approved, the course will be added to the student’s schedule. The equivalent number of units will also be added. (Students may initially see a place-holder indicating cross-registration at the host school. Once the course is created in Pitt’s catalog this will be dropped and replaced with the approved course’s title and units.) Undergraduate students are limited to 18 units; graduate students are limited to 15 units. If the incoming units will exceed the total limit the student must either drop to a combination of 18 or 15 units or obtain written permission from their Dean for a unit overload. Students will be responsible for the resulting additional tuition.
If denied: Students will also be notified if their request is denied. This can occur if the course is full or restricted to a specific group of students at the host school (students with a particular major, students in a specified school, etc.). If students wish, they can attempt to receive permission to enroll in the course. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the host Registrar’s Office to find out how to proceed. If permission is granted, the host school will notify Pitt’s Registrar’s Office and the course will be added to the student’s schedule.