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Cross Registration

Office of Student Services

Undergraduate and graduate students may be eligible to take courses in BC-affiliated consortia if the same courses are not offered at Boston College at any time during the academic year.

Boston Theological Institute (BTI)

The Boston Theological Institute (BTI), a consortium of theology faculty primarily in the Boston-Newton-Cambridge area, has as its constituent members the following institutions:

  • Andover Newton School of Theology
  • Boston College's Department of Theology
  • Boston College's School of Theology and Ministry
  • Boston University School of Theology
  • Episcopal Divinity School
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Harvard Divinity School
  • Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary
  • St. John's Seminary

This consortium offers complete cross-registration in several hundred courses, the use of library facilities in the nine schools, joint seminars and programs, and faculty exchange programs.

Theology majors and students in the School of Theology and Ministry who want to cross register through the Boston Theological Institute should pick up a cross registration petition in Lyons Hall and return it with an authorization by the appropriate date. Students are expected to consult with their advisor or department chairperson before cross registering. Graduate Theology majors may take up to half of their courses through BTI.

The Consortium

Under a program of cross registration, sophomores, juniors, and seniors may take one elective course during each semester at Boston University, Brandeis University, Hebrew College, Hellenic College, Pine Manor College, Regis College, or Tufts University if a similar course is not available at Boston College. Cross registration forms are available in the Office of Student Services in Lyons Hall.

Graduate students, except law students, may cross register for one course each semester at Boston University, Brandeis, and Tufts. M.B.A. students are not permitted to register at Brandeis University and students in the CSOM's Graduate Finance Program are not allowed to cross register at any of the universities. Cross registration materials are available in Lyons Hall.

Law school students may cross register for classes only at Boston University Law School and only if the course they wish to take at BU will not be offered at any time during the current academic year. Students wishing to cross register must see the Director of Academic Services for permission.

The Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies

Graduate students enrolled in degree programs during the academic year may apply to participate in the Graduate Consortium in Women Studies, an inter-institutional enterprise established to advance the field of women's studies and enlarge the scope of graduate education through new models of team teaching and interdisciplinary study. Faculty and students are drawn from six member schools—Boston College, Brandeis, Harvard, Northeastern, MIT, and Tufts. Graduate students enrolled in degree programs at Boston College may, with the permission of their department, apply to participate in this program. Registration forms will be mailed from the Consortium to accepted students.