Columbia University Cross-Registration

Full-time students may cross-register without an additional tuition charge for up to two courses per semester at any other Columbia University program. However, since our medical students do not have a summer term, they must pay tuition if they cross-register for a course during a University summer term. In all cases, they must have the approval of the associate dean for student affairs, support & services as well as the instructor of the course they wish to take. Students may also audit courses at the graduate or undergraduate level at Columbia by seeking permission from the instructor.

Please note: Language courses cannot be audited.

If a course is oversubscribed, students who have cross-registered have low priority and may be dropped. Seminars are not usually available to medical students. Registration for non-credit language courses is only final at the end of the change-of-program period.

Cross-registered courses may be taken for a grade, pass/fail, or registration credit. The grade or designation appears on the student’s transcript.

Read more on the Office of the University Registrar website.