Cross Registration

Cross-registration is not available in the summer term.

Cross-registration for Fall 2023 starts on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. Fall 2023 Cross-registration applications will be accepted until Friday, September 1, 2023 at 5:00pm.

All students who wish to cross-register for a course within the consortium must be registered for at least one course at their home school during the relevant semester. Students are charged on their home school bill and grades are transmitted to their university’s registrar’s office during the end of the semester grading period. Grades display on the home school transcript. Students planning to graduate should be cautious about completing a cross-registered course during their final semester.

Procedure for SPH Students

SPH students must complete a Cross Registration form for BU Students with the SPH Registrar’s Office.  The student must then bring the completed form to the selected consortium school at which the student wishes to enroll.  Each school establishes registration procedures and timelines.

In addition to the cross registration documents, SPH students must submit a Transfer Credit Form (available on the SPH Forms page), if they intend for the course to “count” towards their SPH degree program. The cross registration credits count towards the maximum of eight (8) transfer credits students may apply towards their program.

It is possible that a host institution would allow registration, but that the course would not be approved for transfer credit at SPH. Therefore, SPH students are urged to start the transfer credit process well ahead of the registration procedure.

If the course is approved by the host institution, the SPH student brings a signed copy of the Cross-Registration form back to the BUSPH Registrar’s Office for processing at SPH. The student is registered for the number of credits that BUSPH would allow for the course. This process may take up to six weeks. Students must anticipate implications in terms of changing status, being in the correct status, or adding charges to their account (i.e., medical insurance) with the added course credits from the cross-registered course.

Students must contact both the host and home registrar’s office when adding or dropping a class and will be required to complete forms at both schools. The deadlines and academic guidelines of both schools must be met. Students should contact the host university directly for specific class calendars and deadlines.

Procedure for Consortium Students Cross Registering at SPH

Boston Consortium students who are interested in enrolling for courses at SPH must register with the School of Public Health Registrar’s Office, not the Charles River Campus Registrar’s Office at 881 Commonwealth Avenue. Complete the Cross Registration Form and submit this form with your University’s completed cross registration petition to the BU School of Public Health’s Registrar. Forms may be scanned and e-mailed or submitted in person.  If you do not have the signature of the SPH professor giving you permission to enroll in the class from an academic perspective, you may substitute an e-mail from the professor.  No student will be registered without academic approval from the faculty teaching the course. Cross Registering students are not eligible for placement on the waitlist.

Contact information: SPH Registrar’s Office,


BUSPH COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Boston University will require all students living, studying, or working on our Charles River, Fenway, and Medical campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

In alignment with the University guidance, we encourage all students, faculty, and staff to receive their booster vaccines as soon as possible. In addition, we would ask that all community members receive confirmation of a negative COVID-19 test prior to returning on campus.

More information about the Covid-19 protocols can be found in the link below: