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Cross School Registration

To register for a class offered by another Northwestern University school, you must follow a process based on your home school and the school offering the class.

In addition to learning school-specific procedures (listed below), consult with your school's Registrar to determine:

The below rules do not apply if:

School specific rules

Kellogg School of Management

Can cross-school courses by taken by student in this program?

Answer: Possibly

Can cross-school courses be taken in this program by other NU students?

Answer: Yes, subject to the following restrictions:

Taking a Kellogg course on the Evanston or Chicago campus:

  • The course must be listed on the schedule that is sent to the home school for the requested quarter and a seat is available in the course
  • The student must be enrolled in another graduate program at the University
  • All requests must be approved and signed by home school/department.
  • Non-Kellogg students may take a maximum of 1 unit per quarter.

School of Professional Studies

Can cross-school courses be taken by students in this program?

Answer: Yes, subject to the following restrictions:

  • The student is degree-seeking.
  • The Student Affairs Committee gives permission.

Can cross-school courses be taken in this program by other NU students?

Answer: Yes, subject to the following restrictions:

  • Students must fill out an Authorization for Dual Registration form and obtain permission from their College Adviser, Dean’s Office or Graduate Program.
  • Students must submit all relevant paperwork to the Office of the Registrar in Evanston.
  • Space must be available after SPS students have registered; registrations are processed just prior to the first day of the term.
  • Students should be aware of how many units of SPS credit are allowed toward their degree.
  • Undergraduate students are not eligible to enroll in Graduate SPS courses.

Feinberg School of Medicine

Can cross-school courses be taken by students in this program?

Answer: Yes, if these procedures are followed:

  • Contact the school for course information.
  • Spaces are available after the school's students have enrolled.
  • All course pre-requisites must be completed.
  • The Medical School Registrar must complete the registration process.

Can cross-school courses be taken in this program by other NU students?

Answer: Rarely. The Medical School Registrar must approve the request and consult with the Associate Dean and course director. The decision will be based on: 

  • Reason for attempting the course.
  • Completion of course pre-requisites.
  • Space availability.

Department of Physical Therapy

Can cross-school courses be taken by students in this program?

Answer: No courses can be taken outside the department.

Can cross-school courses be taken in this program by other NU students?

Answer: No courses can be taken inside the department.

Prosthetics/Orthotics

Can cross-school courses be taken by students in this program?

Answer: No courses can be taken inside the department.
 

Can cross-school courses be taken in this program by other NU students?

Answer: No courses can be taken inside the department.
 

The Law School

Can cross-school courses be taken by students in this program?

Answer: Yes, up to the equivalent of 10 semester hours, given the following conditions are met:

  • It is a graduate-level course.
  • The Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Programming grants permission.
  • No language classes are allowed.

Can cross-school courses be taken in this program by other NU students?

Answer: Yes, subject to the following restrictions:

  • The student is a graduate-level student actively enrolled in one of NU’s graduate degree programs.
  • The school dean (or designate) gives written approval for double enrollment. Emails are acceptable, but must be sent directly to the Law Registrar from the dean (or designate).
  • The Law School instructor may require proof of knowledge of law principles. Written permission from the law professor is required and does not guarantee enrollment.
  • The Law School Registrar must approve enrollment.
  • Space must be available after Law School students have enrolled.
  • Students must review and agree to follow Law’s academic calendar as the law school operates on a semester calendar, not the quarter calendar in use elsewhere in the university.
  • Unless specifically noted in the course description, Law courses may not be taken on a pass/fail, credit/no credit, or satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.