USA/Spring Hill College Cross Registration

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▼   Cross Registration Guidelines
NOTE: The "home institution" is the institution at which a student is currently enrolled as a degree seeking student. The "host institution" is the institution at which a student would like to attend a course through cross registration.


Cross Registration Guidelines (Undergraduate Students Only)

  • You must be a full time matriculated student and take at least one-half of your semester credits at your home campus.
  • You must have the approval of your home campus.
  • The proposed course(s) cannot be offered by the home institution. If the home campus offers a comparable course, even if not scheduled during the desired term or time of enrollment, then cross registration will not normally be approved. Any exceptions must be approved by the Provost of the home institution
  • Please NOTE: even if you have the “permission of the instructor” at the host school, you must still go through the host school’s Registrar’s Office to be considered “registered” in a course.
  • You will be responsible for the attendance and academic requirements of the course even if home and host calendars do not coincide.
  • Your signature on the Cross-Registration form is considered approval for grades/transcripts to be automatically sent to your home institution at the end of the semester.
  • YOU are responsible for notifying the registrars on BOTH campuses if you withdraw from or drop a course(s). Failure to do so can result in an academic failing grade from the host institution.
  • Your signature on the Cross-Registration form indicates your agreement to abide by all regulations imposed by the host institution (parking, attendance, library rules, etc.) In addition, the host institution may apply rules and regulations to incoming students as it deems necessary. Be sure you are aware of those rules before you cross-register.
  • Home campus students have priority for all courses at the college or university, so popular courses may be closed to cross-registrants because of space limitations.
  • Host institutions have varying registration dates. Please check the academic calendar to see when you are eligible to register. Time tickets will be assigned to each student that specifies when registration begins.
  • All fees in excess of tuition are also the responsibility of the student, i.e., lab fees, etc.

Student’s Cross Registration Procedure

  1. Obtain and complete a Cross Registration Application from the Office of the University Registrar.
  2. Verify that the course requested is offered during the semester of application.
  3. Consult with home institution academic advisor to determine eligibility for cross registration. Complete the course(s) Requested section of the Cross Registration Application and have academic advisor sign it.
  4. Consult with home institution’s registrar to determine host institution’s registration procedure, immunization requirements, etc., and have the registrar sign the Cross Registration Application. The home institution’s registrar will forward the application to the host institution and request approval for cross registration. If the host institution course instructor’s or department’s approval is required, the student may be directed to obtain the required signatures.
  5. Student must abide by all home and host institution policies and schedules regarding grades, exam dates, absences, drop/add/ withdrawal, etc. To withdraw from a course, both the home and host institutions’ withdrawal procedures must be followed. Changes in cross registration must be approved by both institutions’ registrar.
  6. Seniors who are graduating at the end of the semester in which they are cross registered shall be responsible for contacting the host institution registrar to obtain an alternate grade report to provide to the home institution.
  7. Students requiring disability accommodations for the requested classes should contact their home institution Disability Support Coordinator at the time of application in order to permit time to arrange accommodations.

Cross Registration Application Deadlines

Home institution’s Cross Registration coordinator must submit request to host institution by these deadlines. However, students are encouraged to apply early to avoid classes being closed due to capacity. Students should check with their home institution for earlier internal deadlines.

Semester                     Fall: July 15                 Spring: December 1 

Programs exempt from Cross-Registration

  • College of Nursing
  • School of Computing
  • Allied Health Professions
  • College of Education and Professional Studies (Teacher Certification Programs)
▼   University of South Alabama Students


  • Students may participate in cross-registration during the Fall and Spring Semesters only.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time; applies only to undergraduate students. 
  • Students must receive approval from academic advisor
  • Students must have a 2.0 GPA to participate in cross-registration.

* Due to AACSB accreditation, USA students will not be allowed to register for business courses at Spring Hill College.

Spring Hill College Academic Calendar


Contact:   Spring Hill College

                Linnea Battles, Registrar
                Registrar's Office
                4000 Dauphin Street
                Mobile, AL  36608
                Telephone: (251) 380-2240
                Fax: (251) 460-2192

▼   Spring Hill College Students


  • Students may participate in cross-registration during the Fall and Spring Semesters only.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time; applies only to undergraduate students
  • Students must receive approval from Home institution

University of South Alabama Academic Calendar

Application Deadlines

Semester of Entry Priority Deadline
Fall (August) July 15
Spring (January) December 1


Registration Dates

Each semester, you will be assigned a personal time ticket that specifies when you can access PAWS to register for the approaching semester. You must have a time ticket to register or to drop classes. If you do not receive a time ticket, contact Registration (251) 460-6251.  See the Academic Calendar for the time ticket posting date each semester.

▼   Forms

Spring Hill College students use this form - USA Cross Registration Application

USA students use this form - Spring Hill College Application