Consortium Permits

Please note that registration will open for our partner institutions on the following dates:

Teacher's College: May 15

Princeton University: June 1

Columbia University; Fordham University; New York University: August 1

New School; Rutgers University; SUNY Stony Brook: open

Please review the individual consortium school webpage for updates on vaccination requirements for Fall 2023.

Inter-University Doctoral Consortium

The Graduate Center is a member of the Inter- University Doctoral Consortium (IUDC), which provides for cross registration among member institutions. Matriculated Graduate Center doctoral students may cross- register for doctoral study in the graduate schools of arts and sciences at the following institutions: Columbia University, Teachers College, Fordham University, The New School, New York University, NYU Steinhardt school of Education, Princeton University, Rutgers- New Brunswick (State University of New Jersey) and Stony Brook (State University of New York). The Graduate Center has a similar arrangement with the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in Decorative Arts, Design and Culture whereby students may take classes at either school with the appropriate permissions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Review our frequently asked questions to understand the Consortium permit process.

Students applying to take a consortium course must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a matriculated doctoral student
  • Student must have completed at least two semesters of doctoral study at The Graduate Center
  • Students can request to take a course not offered at The Graduate Center or via ePermit at another CUNY campus.
  • Student must obtain approval from the Executive officer (EO) in their program, to take courses via Consortium.

Per the Student Handbook, students can take a maximum of 2 consortium courses per semester.

Graduate Center students interested in taking consortium course(s) can fill out the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium (IUDC) Enrollment Form.

Students must complete all sections of the IUDC form except the Home and Host School Coordinator fields, Host Instructor signature, and the field indicating a request to drop the course (as highlighted below) before submitting the form to

IUDC form with areas highlighted that must be completed before submission

Once the request has been reviewed, students will be notified of their approval status, via email, as well as what steps to take next. Students will be required to reach out to the host campus IUDC Coordinator and host instructor to obtain signatures. Students will have until the 3rd week of classes to submit their completed form back to the Registrar.

Consortium Registration

Students approved to take a course at a consortium school will be enrolled for a permit course at The Graduate Center. Students will be billed for the number of credits taken at the participating school. Billing for the credits does not mean the student is enrolled for the course at the host campus.

Students are responsible for completing enrollment at the host campus. The IUDC coordinator at the respective school(s) will reach out to students to inform them of next steps.

Sophia Cheng, Assistant Director of Student Affairs
Office of Student Affairs
107 Low Memorial Library
535 West 116th St
Phone: (212) 854-5972
New York, NY 10027
Columbia IUDC Website

Matthew Schoengood, Vice President for Student Affairs
Vincent J. DeLuca, Registrar
Office of Vice President for Student Affairs
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 7301
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 817-7409

Joanne Schwind, Assistant Dean
Office of Academic Programs & Support
Keating Hall, Rm. 216
441 E. Fordham Rd.
Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: (718) 817-4406
Fordham IUDC Website

Ryan Gustafson, Director of Academic Affairs
Office of Academic Affairs
6 East 16th St, Room 1007
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 229-5712
New School IUDC Website

Li Cao, Assistant Director, Academic Affairs
New York University
6 Washington Square North, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 998-3716
NYU IUDC Website

Jenny Smith, Academic Affairs Coordinator
Office of Academic Affairs
The Graduate School
111 Clio Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone: (609) 258-3168
Princeton IUDC Website

Ben Arenger, Senior Program Administrator
Office of the Dean, Graduate School-New Brunswick
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
25 Bishop Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1181
Phone: (848) 932-7449
Rutgers IUDC Website

Melissa Jordan, Assistant Dean for Records and Admissions
Office of the Dean, The Graduate School
Stony Brook University
2401 Computer Science Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4433
Phone: (631) 632-9712
Stony Brook IUDC Website

Megan Massaro, Registrar
Office of the Registrar
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 678-4055
Teachers College IUDC Website

Graduate Center students who choose to drop their consortium course must reach out to the IUDC Coordinator at their home and host campus.

Students dropping a consortium course should contact Financial Aid at to verify how doing so will impact their aid.

Students who decide to drop their consortium course must sign the second to last section of the IUDC Enrollment form and return it to Registrar at

Screenshot of IUDC Enrollment form showing portion regarding withdrawal from couse

Additional Questions

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