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Cross Registration

The WNY Consortium and SUNY Cross Registration are agreements with colleges and universities in Western New York and SUNY to facilitate the registration of students in other participating institutions. It is a program applicable to matriculated undergraduate students who are full-time at their "home" institution. UB students may cross register at participating institutions only when an equivalent course is not available at UB, the enrollment capacity has been reached in all UB offerings, or the student has reached the limit for repeated attempts of the course. Cross registration is available for fall and spring semesters only (not winter and summer sessions).

Cross Registration Procedures for UB Students Seeking to Cross Register Elsewhere

If you are a full-time undergraduate UB student (registered for at least 12 credit hours) and wish to enroll in a course at another SUNY or WNY Consortium college or university, complete the required form. You must then meet with an academic advisor in your academic department, who will determine whether an equivalent course is available at UB. If an equivalent course is available at UB, you cannot cross register for that course elsewhere. Once advisor approval is received, you must take the form to the Student Response Center at 232 Capen. A Student Response Center representative will verify if your are registered as a full-time, matriculated undergraduate student and will review your record for holds preventing registration.

There are a few SUNY institutions who have agreed to permit some graduate-level cross-registration. These include the University at Buffalo, State University College at Buffalo, and State University College at Fredonia. If you are a graduate student enrolled in at least 9 credit hours, you should complete the required form and bring it to the Student Response Center in 232 Capen. A Student Response Center representative will verify your registration and will review your record for holds preventing registration. No additional UB approval is required.

Which form should you use?

If you are seeking to cross register at another SUNY institution, you must complete the SUNY Cross Registration Form (PDF) and the Cross Registration Academic Advisor Review form (PDF).

If you are seeking to cross register at a WNY Consortium institution, you must complete the WNY Consortium Form (PDF) and the Cross Registration Academic Advisor Review Form (PDF).

Once approved by UB, you must then visit the other institution on the specific day(s) allotted for cross-registering students (See the Cross Registration Calendar or contact the Office of the Registrar at the host institution). When you report to the other institution on the appointed day, they will use the form to create a record for you. If there is space remaining in the course you desire, you will be able to register in the course. You must then return the form to the Office of the Registrar, 232 Capen Hall; ubreg@buffalo.edu or by fax at 716-645-7762.

You must only register for course(s) for which you received UB approval. Registration for other courses may result in you being charged tuition and fees.

At the end of the semester, the grade you earn will be forwarded to UB and added to your transcript as transfer credit.

Non-UB students must report to their home institution’s Registrar’s Office for details and instructions.

Critical Information for UB Students Seeking to Cross Register Elsewhere

  • UB students may cross register at participating institutions only when an equivalent course is not available at UB, the enrollment capacity has been reached in all UB offerings, or the student has reached the limit for repeated attempts in the course.
  • UB students will not be approved for cross registration if there is a hold on their record that prevents registration at UB.
  • Students cross registering at another SUNY institution may cross register for up to 6 credit hours. Students participating in the WNY Consortium may cross register for one course.
  • For enrollment at Erie County Community College, you will be asked for proof of permanent residency in New York State for 12 months, and Erie County for six (6) months prior to the start of the semester. Out-of-county residents should check with ECC’s Bursar’s Office for further details. Similar proof of residency for New York State and the respective county is required at other community colleges. ECC may charge course registration fees to cross-registered students in addition to course-related fees.
  • UB’s Office of the Registrar and the other institution’s Registrar’s office will communicate during the semester, and if you become a part-time student at UB at any time, we will notify the other institution to immediately bill you the tuition and fees for their course.
  • Likewise, if you register for a course other than that for which you were approved, we will notify the other institution to immediately bill you the tuition and fees for their course.
  • The other institution might not permit cross-registering students to enroll in certain courses such as computing courses or those with labs. Please see the WNY Consortium Calendar.
  • If you decide to withdraw from the course at the other institution, you have to follow their rules for drop deadlines. Find out what those dates are when you register!
  • The program is available for spring and fall terms only.
  • If you cross-register during your final semester at UB, it will likely delay your degree conferral.
  • The cross registration calendar information can be found on the WNY Consortium Calendar.

Process and Information for Non-UB Students Seeking to Cross Register at UB

  • Obtain the Western New York Cross Registration or SUNY Cross Registration Form from the Registrar at your home institution and get any required approval from your home institution.
  • Complete the Cross Registration Data Form (PDF) and bring both forms to the Student Response Center in 232 Capen Hall, North Campus.
  • Cross Registration enrollment is not permitted for tutorials or independent studies.
  • UB’s Office of the Registrar will communicate with your home institution during the semester, and if you drop below full-time status at your home school, you will be notified and billed for the course.
  • If you decide to drop or resign from the course at UB, our drop deadlines will apply. Check out our deadline dates.
  • This program is available for spring and fall terms only.
  • The cross registration calendar information can be found on the WNY Consortium Calendar.
  • Cross registration for the spring 2017 semester begins Monday, Jan. 23.
  • Once approved for cross registration you will receive information from our office regarding Activating Your UBITName.

Last updated: April 21, 2017 8:34 am EST