The Inter-University Doctoral Consortium (IUDC) provides eligible Arts and Sciences doctoral students the opportunity to cross-register for graduate-level courses at member schools.
Students register at Columbia for the course(s) they plan to take at the host school by submitting both the IUDC Registration Form and Columbia’s online IUDC application. Participants are also required to register at the host school for any course(s) taken through the consortium. Students should familiarize themselves with the registration deadlines and academic regulations of the host school.
Courses taken through the IUDC must be taken for a letter grade or for Pass/Fail; R credit or Audit are not permitted. IUDC courses and grades will appear on the Columbia transcript.
- CUNY Graduate Center
- Fordham University
- New School for Social Research
- New York University (including the Institute of Fine Arts)
- Princeton University
- Rutgers University, New Brunswick
- Stony Brook University
Teachers College (TC) participates in the IUDC; however, Columbia students interested in taking courses at TC should cross-register through Columbia rather than the IUDC.
Visiting students who wish to take a TC course should submit all paperwork directly to TC and not through Columbia’s online application.
PhD students in years two through seven of Arts and Sciences programs (listed under “PhD and DMA programs”) are eligible to participate in the IUDC.
First-year PhD students are not eligible to participate in the consortium. If a student has Advanced Standing or previously earned a Master’s degree, they may request to participate in the consortium during the first year by contacting the IUDC coordinator.
MA students are not eligible for this program.
Fall 2019 IUDC registration will begin on July 15, 2019, for Columbia students and students from other universities.
Students are encouraged to submit the online application no later than September 3, 2019.
Columbia students and students from other universities must submit Columbia’s online IUDC application by September 20, 2019.
Following Columbia’s Academic Calendar, students from other universities must drop courses by October 8.
Note: IUDC is limited to the fall and spring semesters. Summer session and intersession courses are not eligible for the IUDC.
Queries may be directed to the Columbia IUDC Coordinator, Sarah Jackman, Graduate Student Affairs Officer – Academic Programs, at s.jackman [at] columbia.edu or (212) 854-6724.