Cross-Registration: Columbia and Teachers College

For Columbia students taking Teachers College courses:


To add a course:

  • Cross-registration for Teachers College (TC) courses begins 1-3 weeks after open TC registration for the term.

    • Fall cross-registration typically begins mid-August

    • Spring cross-registration typically begins mid-December

    • Summer cross-registration typically begins mid-May

  • Review the TC schedule for important course information. You will need the five-digit call number (referred to as a CRN on TC’s website) to register.

  • CU students must obtain instructor’s approval to register for any TC course, using the Registration Adjustment form (PDF). Contact TC instructors individually to secure written, signed approval. If you are unable to reach an instructor directly, you should try contacting the appropriate academic department office.

  • Be aware of your home school’s own cross-registration procedures and approvals if necessary. Speak to your advising office if you have questions regarding cross-registration.

  • After securing appropriate signatures/approvals, email the Registration Adjustment form to [email protected] or drop off the form in person to the Student Service Center at 210 Kent Hall for processing.

Note: All TC registrations for Columbia students are to be completed with the Registration Adjustment form, and are not processed via SSOL.
  • After your Registration Adjustment form is processed, the course transaction will appear as “processed” in SSOL the next day. The Office of the University Registrar will then forward your registration data to TC electronically so that it can be entered in TC’s Student Information System (Banner) within 2-5 business days.

  • Check Canvas to make sure you have access to the TC class. If not, contact CU Registrar

  •  Columbia’s Student Financial Services will handle billing and payment for your Teachers College courses.

  • For access to online course content at Teachers College, click here.

Note: If a course is canceled or you do not meet the required pre-requisites for the course, TC may administratively drop you from the TC course.

To drop a course:

  • CU students must complete a Registration Adjustment form (PDF) to officially drop a TC course at any time during the semester.

  • Depending on your home school’s procedures, submit the form to your advising office or the Student Service Center at 210 Kent Hall. You may also email the scanned, signed form to [email protected].

  • Please check the TC academic calendar for guidance on the financial and academic impacts of dropping a course, as host school rules apply for cross-registration.


For Teachers College students taking Columbia courses:


Information for TC students on cross-registering for Columbia courses can be found on the Teachers College website.