SUNY Cross Registration
Full-time matriculated students can take part in the SUNY’s cross registration program. The intent of a student taking cross-registered course(s) is to complement the student’s overall academic program. It can benefit the student if the course or courses required are not available by the home institution that could result in delays in completing a degree.
The cross registration agreement is available to matriculated undergraduate students only. It is only available for the full spring and fall semesters. If you are requesting the cross registration agreement, you are responsible to demonstrate that the required course(s) are not available at any Stony Brook location and a delay in registering for these course(s) at a later time (semester) will result in an increase of length in completing your undergraduate degree. Under the cross registration agreement, you are allowed to earn a maximum of 12 credits during your undergraduate career, and the number of credits taken at the Host Campus cannot exceed the number of credits taken at Stony Brook for each spring/fall semester. The following conditions also apply:
You must be:
- in a matriculated undergraduate degree-pursuant program
- in good academic standing (cumulative G.P.A >= 2.0)
- enrolled in Stony Brook for a minimum of twelve (12) degree applicable credits for the same semester
Your request may be denied for any one of the following reasons:
- course(s) are not degree-applicable and are not required to complete your declared undergraduate degree.
- course(s) can be completed at a later time (semester) without causing a delay in length of degree completion
- course(s) are available at Stony Brook in any given semester (winter, spring, summer, or fall)
- course(s) are available at Stony Brook but you are unable to enroll in such course(s) due to non-academic scheduling conflicts
The SUNY Cross Registration is intended to support timely degree completion. Students can benefit from the cross registration agreement if a) required course(s) are not available at Stony Brook and b) delaying the completion of such required course(s) will increase the length of time to complete degree. Courses may become unavailable when courses are not offered in a particular semester or there are no available seats.
Registration through this agreement is recorded on the Stony Brook transcript as a cross registration course indicating the location of the Host Campus, the appropriate number of credits attempted and earned, and with a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading basis. Final grades are submitted by the Host Campus and credits earned are translated as transfer credits on the Stony Brook transcript. These transfer credits follow Stony Brook’s policy on transferring coursework as noted on the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Steps for SBU Students:
1. Consult with a transfer advisor or visit the Course Equivalencies page to confirm transferable courses.
2. Complete the online Cross Registration Form. You must Upload a syllabus to your online cross registration request.
3. Stay updated by reviewing your messages from the SUNY Cross Registration Process.
*Failure to complete your request in its entirety, including uploading the course's syllabus, may result in a delay and/or denial of your request.
*Courses for which you have registered for at another SUNY school prior to receiving official approval will not be covered under the SUNY Cross Registration Agreement. This may result in charges being applied from the other SUNY school.
If your Home Campus is not Stony Brook and you are looking to enter into a cross registration agreement with Stony Brook University, please consult with your Home Campus for more information. Pursuant to your Home Campus’ approval, the Registrar’s Office has the right to deny your request based on class availability. Priority is given to matriculated Stony Brook students. If Stony Brook approves your request, the Registrar’s Office will process your registration on the last business day before the start of classes. A registration hold will be placed on your account, and you will be required to contact the Registrar’s Office to process any enrollment changes. You are also expected to know and abide by all dates and deadlines as published on the academic calendar posted on the Registrar’s website.
Please see the relevant semester's Academic Calendar for processing and deadline dates.
Meet with your academic advisor in your Home Campus to seek advisement on the course(s) you wish to cross register in. Consider whether course(s) meet degree requirements and whether these can be taken at a later time without any delay in degree completion.
- Complete the online Cross Registration Form.
- Stay updated by reviewing your messages.