If you are a NEW BTI STUDENT you must fill out the New Student Registration Form to gain access to the BTI Consortium Portal. Click here to go to the New Student Registration Form. (It is also listed under the "Resources" tab)
Once you have submitted the New Student form, your information and eligibility is confirmed by your home registrar and a BTI Consortium Portal account is created for you automatically.
You will receive your username and password via email immediately. *Note: you MUST use your .edu address to register as a BTI Consortium student, and you only have to register as a BTI Consortium student once - if you have forgotten your log in,contact us!
Once your request for cross-registration has been approved by your school's registrar, you will receive a second email notifying you that you are eligible to cross register through our portal. Again, find a step-by-step guide here!
Students who have used the BTI Consortium Portal before can go straight to the portal and submit the cross-registration form using the desired course number. BTI Consortium Portal credentials can be re-used every semester. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you forgot your login!
REGISTRATION BASICS - EASY AS 1, 2, 3!
1) Browse courses! You can browse the Catalog website (blue button below) or the searchable Excel.
2) To the Portal! Log in, and fill out all requested information (from the Catalog/Excel).
3) Submit! After you click submit, all confirmation and approval emails will come to your school email address provided by you in the New Student Registration Form. You can also refer to this handy flow chart of the process!
Each year, we aim to begin posting the next semester's course guide by mid-May (for Fall registration) and mid-November (for Spring registration).
It will be posted here both in a searchable website format with full course descriptions (blue button) and in a searchable/filter-enabled Excel format.
As you browse, keep these things in mind:
1) Only the listed, approved BTI courses are available for cross-registration.
If you have any questions or have a specific case-by-case need, contact us at email@example.com
2) HDS Registration is unique.
BTI Cross-Registration into HDS - Spring 2024. HDS and some other Harvard schools are moving to a prior-term enrollment system, which means that some Harvard students will begin to enroll in their classes in November.
BTI students intending to cross-register into HDS are not eligible to participate in this early process. Instead, students should plan to finalize cross-registration in early January. The BTI portal and website will list eligible courses at HDS beginning in November, and BTI students are welcome to create petitions for courses at anytime, but no action will be taken until early January. While you can register for an HDS course as soon as they are listed in the portal, and receive your HOME registrar’s approval, enrollment in an HDS course is not final until you receive confirmation from the HDS registrar in January.
For limited enrollment courses, students should submit a petition in the BTI portal and follow any procedures described in the course description in order to receive instructor permission. If you receive permission from the instructor, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The HDS Registrar’s office will process approved petitions and enroll students in early January.
For courses with no enrollment limit, students should submit a petition in the BTI portal. The HDS Registrar’s office will process petitions and enroll students in early January.
HDS Professor Permission: if an HDS course requires instructor approval, as noted in the course guide, you must contact the course instructor via email for permission. It is your responsibility to either cc: or forward the instructor’s approval to email@example.com in order for HDS to enroll you in such courses.