Graduate Consortium

BC graduate students, except law students, may cross-register for one course each semester at Boston University, Brandeis, and Tufts. Through a slightly different registration procedure, grad students may also take courses at the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies at MIT (formerly at Radcliffe), a pioneering effort by faculty at BC, MIT, and five other degree granting institutions to advance women's study scholarship.

Registration procedures

Consortium websites

Procedures for BC grad students taking courses at Boston University, Brandeis, Tufts, or the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies at MIT

  1. Non-theology grad students wanting to take courses at one of these consortium schools need to complete a "Petition for Cross Registration" form. These forms can be found in McGuinn 426, the Student Services Office in Lyons Hall, and at the following link:
  2. The student fills out the top of the form (personal and demographic information) and has the bottom left side signed by the student's advisor, the Sociology Graduate Director, and the Registrar in Student Services. (The Graduate Director signs in the space for the BC Dean's signature.)
  3. The student then goes to the desired consortium school and has that Registrar and the instructor of the course sign the bottom right side of the form.
  4. One copy remains with the other Registrar and one copy is returned to BC Student Services. The student pays BC for the course. BC tuition is charged for the course and for any applicable fees.

BC will create a course number for the student's transcript. Course numbers will match the original number, with a substitute prefix. (For instance, XT would be the prefix for a Tufts course.)

Procedure for Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies

Along with following the procedures above, fill out and submit the application form on the MIT Graduate Consortium website. The same web page lists application deadlines and other information.

Procedures for grad students from BU, Brandeis, or Tufts to register at BC

Each school has its own registration form, which will indicate what signatures are needed. Note that BC doesn't sign cross-registration petitions for visiting students until drop/add week. Visist our People page for individual faculty memeber email and office hours.

Consortium Web Pages

Boston University

BU Graduate Sociology Homepage

BU Graduate Sociology Course Descriptions

BU Graduate Course Offerings (Click here and follow instructions below):

  • Click on "Academics"
  • Click on "University Class Schedule"
  • Select desired semester, e.g. SPRG 06 (Spring 2006)
  • Under the option "Search by: Class Number" select GRS (the code for graduate school) and then under "Dept" enter "SO" for Sociology. Then click "Go" to get a current listing of ongoing courses, times, days, etc.

Brandeis University

Brandeis Graduate Sociology Homepage

Brandeis Graduate Sociology Course Descriptions

Brandeis Graduate Course Offerings for Current Semester

Tufts University

Tufts Course Offerings for Current Semester (No graduate sociology courses)
Courses numbered 1-99 are for undergraduate credit only; those numbered 100-199 are for both undergraduate and graduate credit; those numbered 200 and up are for graduate credit only.

Boston College

BC Graduate Sociology Homepage

BC Course Offerings for Current Semester