Cross-Registration

Starting with the second (sophomore) year, Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) students may enroll in classes at other Education City schools pending space available in the class, and the approval of an academic advisor and the Associate Registrar for GU-Q. Students may not take more than one consortium class in a semester and may not take more than four such courses over the period of their degree. Courses taken through cross-registration should be in the area of “enrichment” – ordinarily, a student will not be allowed to take part of their core or major requirements at another university.

GU-Q students may not cross-register if:

  • they are in the first year of studies
  • they have taken the same or a similar class previously
  • they are requesting a class which is the same as/similar to one offered at Georgetown
  • they are requesting a class that is not deemed equivalent to a Georgetown three-credit class

Applying for a Cross-registration class

  • Complete the Education City Cross-registration form. This is the only form that will be accepted, and must be completed online and printed off for appropriate signatures. Old/handwritten forms will not be accepted. In addition, you must submit a copy of your passport with the registration request form. Forms will not be accepted if they are incomplete in any way.
  • Registration at the university in which you plan to enroll is on a first-come, first-served basis. Once your form has been signed by your dean and then by the Associate Registrar for GU-Q, you will then need to take the form to the host university to be registered for the course.
  • The host university will advise you if your application is successful.
  • Once your cross-registration course enrollment is confirmed by the host university, you must submit the course information to the Associate Registrar for GU-Q to have the courses added to your academic record.
  • Should you subsequently wish to withdraw from a cross-registered course in which you are enrolled, you must notify both the host institution and the Associate Registrar for GU-Q of your intention to withdraw.

Reminder: By enrolling at another university in Education City, you are agreeing to follow their university rules and policies, which includes attending classes even if GU-Q is closed. Not all universities follow the same academic calendar and you must adhere to the requirements of the host university.

Special submission process for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions:

As we are all working remotely, the universities will be accepting emailed cross-registration forms. However, the forms must still be completed in full (typed, not handwritten) and signed. Here are instructions on how to sign a pdf. Once you have received the signatures from your academic advisor/dean and your home registrar, you must add a copy of your passport and send the documents in a single email to the host university following the instructions below.

Summer 2021 cross-registration course listings

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q):

  • Course schedule.
  • Students wishing to take an ARABxxx or FRENxxx course MUST take a language placement test – no exceptions. The test is usually held only for the Fall semester on the first day of classes. Students should contact GU-Q about the placement test timing
  • We will begin receiving the cross-registration forms for Summer 2021 via email to the Associate Registrar at GU-Q from 1st April 2021. The forms should be complete with a copy of passport and sent with the attachments in a single email. Please see the instructions above for completing and signing a pdf form.
  • Incomplete forms will be returned to the student.
  • The last day to receive cross-registration forms for Summer 2021 will be Sunday 16th May 2021 at 3pm.
  • Classes start on Sunday 23rd May 2021.
  • Registration is dependent on seats being available in the required course (including language courses).
  • Students will be given a GU-Q student ID card for access to the building and Library. This must be returned by the end of the semester, in order for your transcript to be issued. Students must complete the clearance form that can be found here.

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q): 

  • Summer 2021 courses are available at https://enr-apps.as.cmu.edu/open/SOC/SOCServlet/search (Teaching Location: Doha, Qatar).
  • Student to email the completed cross registration application form with a copy of the passport to enrollment@qatar.cmu.edu
  • CMUQ will start accepting cross registration forms for Summer 2021 from 4th April until 11th May 2021. Classes start on Sunday 18th May 2021.

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q):

Texas A&M University in Qatar (TAMU-Q):

  • The schedule of classes offered can be viewed at  Class Schedule from mid-April.  From the drop down menu please ensure to select “Summer 2021 – Qatar”. 
  • We will begin accepting cross-registration forms via email from 2nd May to 16th May 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • Student to email the digitally signed and approved cross registration application form with a copy of the passport to records@qatar.tamu.edu
  • TAMU-Q requires students to submit both the education city cross-registration application form, and an online application form found at Cross-registration online application
  • Classes start on Sunday 23rd May 2021.

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUArts-Q): 

  • Course schedule: the list of courses can be found here . Please check the column “Open to Registration” on the Course Schedule. Only courses marked with “Yes” in this column are open to Cross Registration. The Course Schedule remains subject to change. 
  • VCUQ will accept applications starting 4th April 2021.  Last day to submit applications is 2nd May 2021 at 3:00pm. 
  • Completed Cross Registration forms, including requisite electronic approval signatures, must be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration (Department of Enrollment and Registration Services) by email to the Senior Registration Officer at sdsouza@vcu.edu) at VCUArts Qatar. Cross Registration forms which are not completed in full, missing requisite signatures, or missing the passport copy will not be accepted or processed.
  • All formalities re Cross Registration of EC students at VCUarts Qatar are handled exclusively by the Office of Records and Registration.
  • Classes start on Sunday 23rd May 2021.
  • Registration for courses is conditional on the availability of seats. 

Fall 2021 cross-registration course listings

Below you will find information on the courses available for cross-registration by other universities in Education City for the Fall 2021 term. All courses are subject to space availability and pre-requisites being met.

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q): 

  • Course schedule.
  • A list of courses open to cross-registration will be made available by 11th May 2021 .
  • Students wishing to take an ARABxxx or FRENxxx course MUST take a language placement test – no exceptions. The test is usually held only for the Fall semester on the first day of classes. Students should contact GU-Q about the placement test timing.
  • We will begin receiving the cross-registration forms for Fall 2021 via email to the Associate Registrar at GU-Q from Sunday 1st August 2021. The forms should be complete with a copy of passport and sent as a single pdf file attachment to the email. Please see the instructions above for completing and signing a pdf form.
  • Incomplete forms will be returned to the student.
  • The last day to receive cross-registration forms for Fall 2021 will be Sunday 15th August 2021 at 3pm.
  • Classes start on Sunday 22nd August 2021.
  • Registration is dependent on seats being available in the required course (including language courses).
  • Students will be given a GU-Q student ID card for access to the building and Library. This must be returned by the end of the semester, in order for your transcript to be issued. Students must complete the clearance form that can be found here.

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q):  

  • Fall 2021 courses are available at https://enr-apps.as.cmu.edu/open/SOC/SOCServlet/search (Teaching Location: Doha, Qatar). Schedule will be published around 17 May – exact date to be confirmed by CMU-Q
  • Student to email the completed cross registration application form with a copy of the passport to enrollment@qatar.cmu.edu
  • CMUQ will start accepting cross registration forms for Fall 2021 from 1st August until 12th August 2021. Classes start on Sunday 22nd August 2021.

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q):

  • Our Fall 2021 course schedule is available on our website: https://my.qatar.northwestern.edu/academic-resources/courses/courses-offered/index.html from 31st March 2021.
  • Please submit Fall 2021 cross-registration forms with a copy of the passport as an attachment and sent in one email. Forms should be sent to the NUQ Student records email. Incomplete forms will be returned to the student and the home registrar will also be notified.
  • We will begin accepting cross-registration forms via email from 1st August to 12th August 2021. Classes start on Sunday 22nd August 2021.

Texas A&M University in Qatar (TAMU-Q):

  • The schedule of classes offered can be viewed at  Class Schedule from mid-April .  From the drop down menu please ensure to select “Fall 2021 – Qatar”. 
  • We will begin accepting cross-registration forms via email from 1st August to 12th August 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • Student to email the digitally signed and approved cross registration application form with a copy of the passport to records@qatar.tamu.edu
  • TAMU-Q requires students to submit both the education city cross-registration application form, and an online application form found at Cross-registration online application
  • Classes start on Sunday 22nd August 2021.

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUArts-Q): 

  • Course schedule: the list of courses can be found here . Please check the column “Open to Registration” on the Course Schedule. Only courses marked with “Yes” in this column are open to Cross Registration. The Course Schedule remains subject to change. 
  • VCUQ will accept applications starting 4th July 2021.  Last day to submit applications is 1st August 2021 at 3:00pm. 
  • Registration for Cross Registration will commence on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.
  • Completed Cross Registration forms, including requisite electronic approval signatures, must be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration (Department of Enrollment and Registration Services) by email to the Senior Registration Officer at sdsouza@vcu.edu) at VCUarts Qatar. Cross Registration forms which are not completed in full, missing requisite signatures, or missing the passport copy will not be accepted or processed.
  • All formalities re Cross Registration of EC students at VCUarts Qatar are handled exclusively by the Office of Records and Registration.
  • Classes start on Sunday 22nd August 2021.
  • Registration for courses is conditional on the availability of seats. 
  • Students wishing to take an ARBC courses must complete a language placement test – no exceptions. The test is usually held only for the Fall semester, during New Student Orientation. Students should contact VCUarts Qatar ‘s Office of Records and Registration for information about a placement test for Spring enrollment. 
  • Students who can be cross-registered in their preferred courses at VCUarts Qatar will be provided with a VCU-ID number as well as a VCU email address. Students must activate their VCU email. The VCU email is used for all official communications by the university, including by instructors. 
  • VCUarts Qatar’s Office of Records and Registration will notify students as to whether or not a student has been granted a seat in cross-registration status in the course(s) of interest.
  • Note that VCUarts Qatar complies with FERPA (US federal law) and the Virginia Code (Virginia state law) as it regards students’ right to privacy of their educational records and contact information.
  • Completed Cross Registration forms, including requisite electronic approval signatures, must be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration (Department of Enrollment and Registration Services) by email to the Senior Registration Officer  at VCUarts Qatar. Cross Registration forms which are not completed in full, missing requisite signatures, or missing the passport copy will not be accepted or processed.

Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar (WCM-Q): 

Course schedule – TBC

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, course schedules are subject to change. None of these courses are delivered completely online.  If you are interested in cross-registering at WCMQ, please contact Dr. James Roach ( jar2038@qatar-med.cornell.edu). He will be happy to answer any of your questions regarding scheduling issues.