Registration at consortium colleges
It is possible to register for courses, at no additional
tuition charge, at other colleges and
universities in the Capital Region. Here are some pointers
to keep in mind if you think you might be interested in
cross-registering at one of the participating colleges:
- Courses taken at one of the consortium colleges will
appear on your student record in the same manner as courses
taken at Rensselaer, and thus carry term and cumulative
hours, and grade points.
- Tuition cost for courses taken at one of these colleges
is covered by the tuition charge at Rensselaer and is subject
to the same regulations that apply for courses taken at
Rensselaer. However, you are responsible for any
additional charges such as lab fees, activity fees, and so
- You must be a full-time student.
- You may take no more than half of your academic credits
at a consortium college in any semester.
- You cannot cross register for courses
offered at Rensselaer.
- If you are a graduate student, your cross-registration
course should appear on an approved Plan of Study prior to
your enrolling in a course taught at a consortium college. It
is important to remember that the Office of Graduate
Education reserves the right not to accept the course toward
a degree program if it was not listed on an approved Plan of
- Summer sessions are not covered under the
The form required to cross register at consortium colleges
can be found at CROSS
You can obtain additional information on cross-registration
at consortium colleges from the Registrar's Office, located on
the 2000 level of Academy Hall, or via the Student
Information System (SIS).