Cross-Registration

For Tufts Students Cross-Registering at Other Tufts Schools

  • Good news! You no longer need to complete a paper cross-registration petition form if you want to cross-register for a Tufts Graduate-Level course (with a course number of 100 or higher)! The Tufts Cross-Registration process is now online in SIS (only for Tufts courses and NOT for HSPH or Boston Consortium courses).

    • Important to Note: If you already submitted a paper cross-registration petition form with the instructor’s approval, you will need to resubmit your request online via SIS so the instructor can re-approve your request in SIS and the Tufts Host School’s Registrar can approve the request in SIS. Once the Tufts Host School’s Registrar approves the request in SIS, Friedman’s Registrar is notified and will be able to add the course to your schedule in SIS.

  • To submit a Cross-Registration Request, log in to SIS, go to the top navigation tab titled, “Classes” and select “Cross-Registration” from the drop-down filter. Click here to review the step-by-step instructions with screenshots.

  • For more detailed information about Friedman's Cross-Registration Policies, please refer to Policies and Procedures Handbook (page 12 of the PDF and page 2 of the hardcopy).

  • Friedman students may NOT cross-register at any Tufts Schools in the summer semester except at Tufts Public Health.

For Tufts Students Cross-Registering at Boston Consortium Schools and at Harvard
T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • Friedman School students may cross-register in Graduate-Level courses at the Boston Consortium Schools (which includes Boston University, Brandeis University, and Boston College) and at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).

  • In rare cases, an additional fee may be charged by the Host School offering the course and the student is responsible for this cost. 

  • Boston Consortium Schools and HSPH have the right to limit the quantity of cross-registration courses per semester and they also have the right to give priority to their own students in classes with limited enrollment.

  • Friedman students may NOT cross-register at any Boston Consortium Schools or at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the summer semester.
     
  • Students enrolled in any Friedman School master’s degree program may apply no more than 16 semester hour units toward the fulfillment of their degree requirements from a non-Tufts school. (Courses taken at Tufts University schools do not count toward the 16 semester hour units limit). 
     
  • Boston University's Cross-Registration Process for Tufts Students:
    • Review BU's Cross-Registration website for Non-BU students which includes their policies and deadlines: https://www.bu.edu/reg/registration/consortia/
    • Complete BU's cross-registration form, obtain necessary approvals, and bring to BU's Registrar's Office: Click here to download the form to use for BU.
    • Forward BU's cross-registration approval email notification to you to Friedman's Registrar. If we have BU's notification email from you then we can cross-reference with BU's official list of approved Tufts students that each Tufts Schools' Registrar's Office receives and ensure that your name is listed so the course can be added to your schedule in SIS.
    • You must adhere to BU's Add/Drop deadlines and email Friedman's Registrar with a Drop Request in order for BU's Registrar's Office to be officially notified (as long as it's in advance of BU's drop deadline).
    • A four-credit BU course is converted at Friedman to three semester hour units (SHUs).
    • If you are cross-registered in a BU course in your graduating semester the final grade from BU's Registrar's Office must be received by the Friedman School’s final grades posting deadline as noted on Friedman’s Academic Calendar. If the final grade is not received by the Friedman deadline, you will not be approved to graduate (candidates for graduation may not have any missing grades on their final transcript). As a result, your graduation will be delayed by a semester and you will be billed any applicable continuation fees and associated semester fees for the additional semester. 
       
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Cross-Registration Process for Tufts Students:
    • Friedman has a cross-registration partnership with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). Friedman does NOT have a cross-registration partnership with any other Harvard School.
    • Review HSPH's cross-regitration policies at: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/registrar/cross-registration/into-hsph/  
    • HSPH has an online cross-registration process for Tufts students: https://courses.harvard.edu/crossregistration.html
    • You must adhere to HSPH's Add/Drop deadlines and email Friedman's Registrar with a Drop Request in order for HSPHs Registrar's Office to be officially notified (as long as it's in advance of HSPH's drop deadline). If you are on a waitlist for an HSPH course, if you no longer want to take the course you must submit a drop request in advance of the HSPH's Drop deadline otherwise you may be enrolled in the course from the waitlist and will miss the Drop deadline.
    • Forward HSPH's cross-registration approval email notification to you to Friedman's Registrar. If we have HSPH's notification email from you then we can cross-reference with HSPH's official list of approved Tufts students that each Tufts Schools' Registrar's Office receives and ensure that your name is listed so the course can be added to your schedule in SIS.
    • If you are cross-registered in an HSPH course in your graduating semester the final grade from HSPUs Registrar's Office must be received by the Friedman School’s final grades posting deadline as noted on Friedman’s Academic Calendar. If the final grade is not received by the Friedman deadline, you will not be approved to graduate (candidates for graduation may not have any missing grades on their final transcript). As a result, your graduation will be delayed by a semester and you will be billed any applicable continuation fees and associated semester fees for the additional semester. 
    • Below are the Friedman semester hour units that will appear on your transcript for the following HSPH credits:
      • HSPH courses that are 1.25 credits are equivalent to .75 semester hour units at Friedman.
      • HSPH courses that are 2.5 credits are equivalent to 1.5 semester hour units at Friedman.
      • HSPH courses that are 5.0 credits are equivalent to 3.0 semester hour units at Friedman. 
         
  • Brandeis University's Cross-Registration Process for Tufts Students:
    • Review Brandeis University's Cross-Registration website for Non-Brandeis students which includes their policies and deadlines: https://www.brandeis.edu/registrar/registration/consortium.html
    • Complete Friedman's cross-registration form for Brandeis and Boston College courses, obtain necessary approvals, and bring to Brandeis University's Registrar's Office: Click here to download the form.
    • You must adhere to Brandeis University's Add/Drop deadlines and email Friedman's Registrar with a Drop Request in order for Brandeis University's Registrar's Office to be officially notified (as long as it's in advance of Brandeis University's drop deadline).
    • If you are cross-registered in a Brandeis course in your graduating semester the final grade from Brandeis University's Registrar's Office must be received by the Friedman School’s final grades posting deadline as noted on Friedman’s Academic Calendar. If the final grade is not received by the Friedman deadline, you will not be approved to graduate (candidates for graduation may not have any missing grades on their final transcript). As a result, your graduation will be delayed by a semester and you will be billed any applicable continuation fees and associated semester fees for the additional semester. 
  • Boston College's Cross-Registration Process for Tufts Students:
    • Review Boston College's Cross-Registration website for Non-Brandeis students which includes their policies and deadlines: 
    • Complete Friedman's cross-registration form for Brandeis and Boston College courses, obtain necessary approvals, and bring to Boston College's Registrar's Office. Click here to download the form
    • You must adhere to Boston College's Add/Drop deadlines and email Friedman's Registrar with a Drop Request in order for Boston College's Registrar's Office to be officially notified (as long as it's in advance of Boston College's drop deadline).
    • If you are cross-registered in a Brandeis course in your graduating semester the final grade from Boston College's Registrar's Office must be received by the Friedman School’s final grades posting deadline as noted on Friedman’s Academic Calendar. If the final grade is not received by the Friedman deadline, you will not be approved to graduate (candidates for graduation may not have any missing grades on their final transcript). As a result, your graduation will be delayed by a semester and you will be billed any applicable continuation fees and associated semester fees for the additional semester. 

For Non-Tufts Students Cross-Registering at Friedman

Please email Friedman's Registrar with any questions.

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