Cross-Registration: Columbia and Jewish Theological Seminary

For Columbia (GSAS) Students taking Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) courses:

 

To add a course:

  • Review the schedule for important course information. JTS course information is available here.

  • CU students must fill out a Registration Adjustment form to register for JTS courses (at the 4000 level or above, only).

Note: all JTS cross-registrations are to be completed with the Registration Adjustment form, and are not processed via SSOL.

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

  • After obtaining the appropriate signatures/approvals on the Registration Adjustment form, scan and email the form to registrar@columbia.edu or drop it off in person to the Student Service Center at 205 Kent Hall.

  • After the Student Service Center has processed your Registration Adjustment form, the course transaction will appear as processed in SSOL in the next 2-5 business days.

  • The Office of the University Registrar will then forward your registration information to the JTS Registrar, so that it can be entered in the JTS Student Information System within 2-5 business days.

  • Columbia Student Financial Services will handle billing and payment for these cross-registered courses (both tuition and associated fees).

Note: if a course is canceled, you may be dropped from the JTS course administratively.

  • The grades for the cross-registered courses will be available as they are received from the host school. Priority is given to graduating students to make their grades available as soon as possible (within two weeks after the end of the semester).

  • Once registered on the JTS end, CU students will receive emails from the JTS Registrar and IT department giving instructions on course and email access, library, and JTS ID card privileges.

To drop a course:

  • CU students must complete a Registration Adjustment form to officially drop a JTS 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 205 Kent Hall. You may also email the scanned form to registrar@columbia.edu.

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

  • Similar to adding a course, dropping a course will first be processed at the Office of the University Registrar.  The course transaction will appear as processed in SSOL within 2-5 business days.  The Office of the University Registrar will then forward your updated registration information to the JTS Registrar so that it can be updated in the JTS Student Information System within 2-5 business days.

 

For JTS students taking Columbia courses:

 

To add a course:

  • Review the Columbia schedule for important course information.

  • You will need the five-digit Columbia University course call number to register for that particular course, so please make note of it while browsing the course schedule.

  • All CU courses require cross-registrant students to obtain the CU instructor’s approval to register. You should secure written, signed instructor’s approval or an email from the instructor. If you are unable to reach an instructor directly, contact the academic department office.

  • Follow the registration procedures of your home school, and use the JTS-provided cross-registration form:

  • Once filled out with the necessary CU course details, submit the cross-registration form, along with a copy of your instructor approval, to the JTS Registrar, who in turn will forward your registration information to the Office of the University Registrar.

  • JTS will handle billing and payment for these cross-registered courses.

  • Access to online CU course content:

  • When you register for a CU course, you will be eligible for full online course access, but you must first activate your Columbia University UNI (University Network Identification) and University email account. Your UNI consists of two or three letters (based on your initials) and a series of numbers: for example, zxq1234. The UNI also forms the first part of your Columbia University email account: for example, zxq1234@columbia.edu.

  • Wait 2-5 business days after your initial registration at your home school, then visit this website to activate your UNI: http://uni.columbia.edu/

  • Search for your name under "Forgot your UNI?" and the search will return your UNI.

  • Once you have your UNI, click "Activate a new UNI account" and follow the prompts. You will need to enter your date of birth and choose a password to activate your account.

  • Once you have activated your UNI, you will be able to access online course content through CourseWorks.

  • Your Columbia instructor will report your grade to the Office of the University Registrar. Your grades for  cross-registered courses will be made available to the JTS Registrar as they are received. Priority is given to graduating students to make their grades available as soon as possible (within two weeks after the end of the semester).

To drop a course:

  • For cross-registered courses, JTS students must follow and adhere to the Drop deadlines listed in the JTS academic calendar.

  • JTS students should contact the JTS Registrar to drop a Columbia course.

  • The drop will be first processed at the JTS Registrar, who in turn will forward your registration information to the Office of the University Registrar at Columbia.