Cross-School Registrations

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:

Jump to school-specific rules:

Exceptions:

Kellogg School of Management

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

Possibly:

Full-Time students should refer to the The Serial for registration information.

Part-Time students should email Kellogg Registration & Student Records with questions.

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? ...in this program by other NU student
Yes, subject to the following restrictions:
  • The student is degree-seeking.
  • The Student Affairs Committee gives permission.

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? ...in this program by other NU students?
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.
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? ...in this program by other NU students?
No courses can be taken outside the department. No courses can be taken inside the department.

Prosthetics/Orthotics

Can cross-school courses be taken...
...by students in this program? ...in this program by other NU students?
No courses can be taken outside the department. No courses can be taken inside the department.

The Law School

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

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.