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Student Cross-Registration

Cross-Registration Opportunities

The State University of New York cross-registration policy was developed to promote timely degree completion by providing access to courses at other SUNY campuses. In addition, many campuses collaborate via cross-registration to strengthen academic programs or provide students with a broader array of experiences and options.

A key feature of the cross-registration policy is the SUNY Financial Aid Consortium Agreement. The Financial Aid Consortium Agreement establishes a university-wide financial aid arrangement that enables any SUNY student who is eligible for aid, matriculated in an eligible program, and enrolled at a SUNY campus, to register for academic credit at another SUNY campus. Program-applicable credits may be combined into a full-time load for financial aid purposes using the SUNY Financial Aid Consortium Agreement.

If you would like to cross-register, you should begin the process by speaking with your advisor or mentor on your home campus to learn more about local policies and deadlines. Your advisor or mentor can also help you determine if a particular cross-registration course will be a good match, and help you understand if it will help you fulfill your degree requirements in a timely way. Your campus may also have transfer requirements, residency requirements and other important policies that should be taken into account as you consider cross-registration.

Please take a look at the various resources we have assembled here to help you navigate the process. If you have questions about the process that are not answered here, you should consult with support offices on your home campus. In addition, you are encouraged to speak with your financial aid counselor on your home campus, to understand how financial aid may be used.

Student Cross-Registration