Spring 2014 Important Dates
- Pre-registration: November 18-27
- Registration Open to Continuing Students Only: January 14-15
- Registration Open to New Students Only: January 17
Registration Open to All Students: January 21-31
- Last Day to Add a Course: January 31
- Last Day to Drop a SIPA Course: January 31
- Last Day to Withdraw from a SIPA Course: February 25
SIPA students may register for courses at other schools throughout Columbia University Each School has it's own registration requirements and procedures, please make sure to follow all instructions carefully.
- Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP)
- Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
- Language Courses
- Public Health
- Social Work
- Teachers College
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP)
Cross-Registration Process: In person registration at GSAPP.
The list of courses open for cross-registration is posted outside of Room 400 Avery Hall. Please complete the add/drop form to request registration in open courses and submit it at the reception desk. Your registration request will be processed by GSAPP.
Contact Info: GSAPP Admission Office | 400 Avery Hall | P: (212) 854-3414
Cross-Registration Process: Business School Application Form. In addition, there will be a limited number of business school seats available in specific courses through SIPA.
Applying Directly to Columbia Business School
Complete information regarding directly applying to the Business school, including avaialble courses and prerequisites is available on the Business School cross-registration page.
Business School courses available at SIPA
There are a limited number of seats available in specific Business School courses through SIPA. These courses will be available for registration on Tuesday, January 21s at 1pm. Students are required to register in person at the SIPA, Office of Student Affairs (IAB 610) for the courses .Students are eligible to register one course. Courses will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. The Spring 2014 seats available through SIPA are listed here .
Contact Info: John McGill
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Cross-Registration Process: SSOL
Note: Columbia University graduate level courses begin at the 4000 level with the exception of the History and Economics Departments. History Department graduate level courses begin at the 8000 level. However, graduate students may opt to take 3000 and 4000 level undergraduate courses for graduate credit as an independent study 8000-level course, arranged through the History department. Economics Department graduate level courses begin at the 6000 level.
Contact Info: Various Departments
School of Journalism
Cross-Registration Process: Journalism School Application form. Note: You will be automatically enrolled if request is approved.
Contact Info: Dean Melanie Huff | 207C Journalism Bldg. | P: (212) 854-3861
Cross-Registration Process: SSOL, (exception: Student must get permission to register Arabic language courses. These courses cannot be registered onilne)
Note: Barnard College Intermediate French courses do not satisfy the MIA language requirement
Contact info: Contact specific language department
Cross-Registration Process: Law School Application Form
1. Get instructor signature on Law School cross-registrationform.
2. Submit the form to the Office of Academic Services at Warren Hall (1125 Amsterdam Avenue at 115th Street) in Room WJW 500.
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
William and June Warren Hall | 1125 Amsterdam Ave. 5th Floor Suite 500 | P: (212) 854-2668 | F: (212) 854-1135
School of Public Health
Cross-Registration Process: Instructor Permission Required.
- Students must get written permission either by the instructor signing the add/drop form or via e-mail.
- Submit the registration request and accompanying documentation showing permission via the Registration request form.
Contact Info: Lillian Morales | Office of Student Academic Affairs | 722 West 168th Street, Suite 1014 | P: 212-305-3927
School of Social Work
Cross-Registration Process: Social Work Application form
Students can apply only for the courses listed. If approved for a course students will be registered and notified. Students will also be notified if not approved. Approval provided in-person or via e-mail.
- Send e-mail to email@example.com
- Go to the Admissions Office in Room 514 to get approval on a Registration Add/Drop form.
- Submit your registration request via the registration request form, along with the signed, add/drop form as an attachment
Contact Info: Ms. Karma Lowe | Room 525,1255 Amsterdam Avenue | P: (212) 851-2364
Cross-Registration Process: SSOL.
Note: Registration of TC courses on SSOL is not final. In the rare case that your registration request is denied you will be notified by the University registrar.
Non-SIPA students are permitted to register for a maximum of 9 credits per semester in the following course categories:
- Open Courses- Register via SSOL (list of courses below)
- SIPA Instructor Permission courses (see below for complete information regarding the instructor permission process
All departmental approval and core courses are closed to cross-registrants. Beginning Tuesday, September 3rd more courses will be added to the list of "open" courses. This will continue throughout the registration period. Please continue to check the site for newly opened courses.
The following SIPA programs do not follow the registration process described above . If you are interested in registering a course in one of these programs please contact the program administrator listed:
Executive MPA (EMPA):
Brian Carroll - firstname.lastname@example.org
Program in Economic Policy Mangement (PEPM):
David Caughlin - email@example.com
+Teachers College students must register through the Teachers College registrar. No permission is required for open courses. Any Teachers College student admitted into an instructor permission course will be notified by e-mail. Please take this e-mail to the TC registrar as proof of admission.
+Law School students do not follow the cross-registration instructions outlined. Please contact the Law school registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 500 WJW Hall for further information.
+ Undergraduates must receive instructor permission to register in "open" courses at the 6000 level and above. If permission is granted please submit your registration request along with documentation indicating instructor permission using the registration request form.
+ Students whose schools do not use SSOL will need to submit registration request for "open" courses via the registration request form. This does not apply to Teachers College. Please see above.
Provided below is a list of Open, Instructor Permission and Core courses.
Courses Available to Non-SIPA students
1. Open Courses (Register via SSOL):
Courses will be added to this list throughout the change of program period, beginning Tuesday, January 21. Please continue to check the site for newly added courses.
- INAF U4759 Human Rights Practicum I
- INAF U6018 International Finance and Monetary Policy
- INAF U6039 International Banking
- INAF U6056 Political Economy and Environment
- The New (and Old) Foreign Policy Challenges in the Americas in the 21ST Century
- INAF U6604 Applied Econometrics (Course has a pre-requisite. See Directory of Classes)
- INAF U6636 Financial Services of Brazil: Comp
- Managing Risks of Natural and Other Disasters
- INAF U8161 Seminar on Law and Econ Civil Society
- INAF U8246 Comparative Development
- INAF U8560 Managing the UN System
- Culture in Foreign Policy: China and India
- INAF U8689 Global Financial Services in the 21st Century
- Challenges and Opportunities in Education: Preparedness, Emergency Response and Recovery
- INAF U8690 Managing Humanitarian Emergencies
2. SIPA Instructor Permission Courses
(Please click here for the instructor permission application and instructions.)
- INAF U6062 - Advanced Energy Markets and Innovation
- INAF U6074 - Current Issues in Energy Policy
- INAF U6440 - Peace Operations in Fragile States
- INAF U6564 - Applied Peace Building
- INAF U8621 - US-China Negotiation Workshop
- INAF U6164 - Political Economy and Development: Africa and the World
- INAF U6347 - US Role in World Affairs
- PUAF U6190 - Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development
(Note: Students who do not have access to SSOL will not be able to submit their request through the waitlist system. You will need to contact the instructor directly.)
Courses CLOSED to Non-SIPA students
1. Departmental approval courses- Closed to cross-registrants. (Please refer to the Directory of Classes to confirm if a class is categorized as "departmental approval")
2. SIPA Core Courses - Closed to cross-registrants
- INAF U6800/U6804 Conceptual Foundations
- PUAF U6110/U6113 Politics of Policymaking
- SIPA U4200/U4201 Economics for International and Public Affairs
- SIPA U6002 Governance and Public Management in Developing Countries
- SIPA U6003 Analysis of Public Sector Organizations
- SIPA U6004 Effective Strategic Management of Public and Not for Profit Organizations
- SIPA U6005 Effective Management in the Public Service
- SIPA U6006 Strategic Thinking and Planning for General Managers
- SIPA U6010 Enterprise Strategy for Leaders
- SIPA U6200 Accounting for International and Public Affairs
- SIPA U6310 Budgeting for Non-Profits
- SIPA U6320 Budgeting for Government
- SIPA U6400/6401 Economic Analysis for International and Public Affairs
- SIPA U6500 Quantitative Techniques
- SIPA U9000-U9009 Capstone Workshop
- SIPA U9013 Internship
SIPA U4040 Professional Development
Note: Courses Held in the SIPA Computer Lab
Non-SIPA students are issued a guest ID for access to attend a class in the SIPA instructional lab.
Guest IDs are issued after information is received from the Office of Student Affairs in the second week of classes.
Lab hour access is restricted to the class hours in the instructional lab.
Non-SIPA students who wish to use the SIPA computer lab outside of regular class/recitation time must pay $160 per semester (payable by check or cash in 510 IAB).
Non-SIPA students who choose not to pay this fee should consult their course instructor or TA and the IT office at their own school about any special software required for the course. SIPA IT is not equipped to provide technical support to non-SIPA students who have not paid the $160 per semester fee.
Email the SIPA Office of Student Affairs with registration questions: email@example.com