Cross Registration

Cross-registration guidelines

Cross registration is a cooperative agreement between colleges that permits degree-seeking students to enroll in coursework at other colleges participating in a formal arrangement.

The “home” college is the institution where you are currently pursuing a degree. The “host” college is the partnering institution where you can enroll in limited coursework.

The intent of cross-registration is to assist students in meeting their academic goals and to graduate on time. Students may take additional classes, not otherwise offered or available at their home institution at a host college under the terms and conditions of the cross-registration agreement.

Cross-registration is subject to seat availability at the host institution. Registration, enrollment, add/drop, and course withdrawal dates and procedures of the host institution must be followed. We recommend you research cross-registration procedures for “visiting students” at the host institution where you plan to enroll.

Types of opportunities

SUNY cross registration

The State University of New York cross-registration policy was developed to promote timely degree completion by providing access to courses at other SUNY campuses. In addition, many campuses collaborate via cross-registration to strengthen academic programs or provide students with a broader array of experiences and options.

A key feature of the cross-registration policy is the SUNY Financial Aid Consortium Agreement. The Financial Aid Consortium Agreement establishes a university-wide financial aid arrangement that enables any SUNY student who is eligible for aid, matriculated in an eligible program, and enrolled at a SUNY campus, to register for academic credit at another SUNY campus. Program-applicable credits may be combined into a full-time load for financial aid purposes using the SUNY Financial Aid Consortium Agreement.

If you would like to cross-register, you should begin the process by speaking with your advisor or mentor on your home campus to learn more about local policies and deadlines. Your advisor or mentor can also help you determine if a particular cross-registration course will be a good match, and help you understand if it will help you fulfill your degree requirements in a timely way. Your campus may also have transfer requirements, residency requirements and other important policies that should be taken into account as you consider cross-registration.

Western New York Consortium Agreement

This agreement allows full-time JCC students to enroll in a course at one of the participating member private (non-SUNY) institutions. See Cross Registration Calendar for participating colleges, deadlines and restrictions.

  • You may cross-register for up to 3 credit hours at host institutions in courses that are eligible for JCC transfer credit toward your JCC degree.
  • Request the Western New York Consortium from the registrar’s office on the Jamestown Campus or Cattaraugus County Campus Success Center.
  • It is strongly recommended that you discuss your plan to cross register with your faculty adviser or a college counselor. Confirmation of your full-time status is signed by the JCC registrar’s office.
  • Credit for courses you pass with a C or higher grade at the host institution are recorded as transfer credit on your JCC transcript. Grades are not counted in your JCC grade point average. Transfer credit for cross-registered courses for which you earn less than a C grade will not be recorded on your JCC transcript and will not count toward your JCC degree.

Are you pursuing a degree at another SUNY college or university, or a participating college in the Western New York Consortium? Contact the registrar’s office at your home institution for instructions for permission to enroll at JCC under one of these agreements.