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The COMPLETE Spring 2021 catalog is available now!

You can also Click to Download: Spring 2021 Search and Filter Excel Course Catalog (Updated 12/18/20)


Note COVID19 Protocols!

Most schools will be following the same protocols for BTI-student involvement as the Fall 2020 semester.


Spring 2021 Registration NOW OPEN!

Scroll down for the Catalog, COVID19 protocols for all member schools, and to access the Portal.


On this page you can find the tools to register for classes at other BTI Consortium member schools.

Cross-registration is only open to students currently enrolled in a BTI Consortium member school. The best news is that it is completely free!

If you are looking for the BTI Consortium course catalog, click on the "Course Catalog" button below (note dates for uploading the next semester's approved courses). Only the listed, approved BTI courses are available for cross-registration. 

Once you have selected a course, you are ready to begin the registration process. Click here for a step-by-step instruction guide! 

You can also refer to this handy flow chart of the process!

**Sign up for the BTI Consortium Newsletter HERE to have BTI events and cross-registration news sent directly to your inbox!**


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 to be 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. 


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. 

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  1. 1) Browse courses! You can browse the PDF Catalog (blue button below) or a searchable Excel. 
  2. 2) To the Portal! Log in, and fill out all requested information (from the Catalog).
  3. 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.


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). We will send a newsletter announcement when the catalog is complete.

It will be posted here both in PDF with full course descriptions (blue button) and in a searchable Excel format. Only the listed, approved BTI courses are available for cross-registration.

Please note COVID19 protocols below before you choose a class.

***A Note regarding HDS Registration and "Shopping Period": While you can register for an HDS course as soon as they are listed, and get approval through your HOME registrar, HDS will not be processing any enrollments until just before the semester begins (August and January, respectively). Generally, HDS processes BTI cross-registrations the week before classes begin. Enrollment in an HDS course is not final until you receive confirmation from the HDS registrar (and instructor approval as listed in the course guide - which if required you should ask for immediately when you choose the course via email with the professor and cc the HDS registrar). Nothing can change or rush this process, please note it and proceed with patience.


    (Updated 12/21/20)

Click to Download: Spring 2021 Search and Filter Excel Course Catalog (Updated 12/18/20)



(updated 11/20/20 - expect adjustments)

Please review the following to make sure your schedule fits with the decisions made by our member schools about cross registration this fall:

Boston College STM
  • On-campus BCSTM students will meet in-person, including cross-registered BCTD students. 
  • Other BTI cross-registered students can participate in ONLINE COURSES ONLY  --either synchronous or asynchronous -- note the class listing.
  • Grading: There will be no blanket P/F option under the current policy.
  • More info: Click here
Boston College Theology Department
  • On-campus BCTD students will meet in-person, including cross-registered BCSTM students. 
  • Other BTI cross-registrants must request permission from the instructor to take in-person courses remotely.
  • More info: Click here
BU School of Theology
  • BTI Students must participate through synchronous Online learning.
  • Grading: There will be no blanket P/F option under the current policy.
  • More info: Click here
BU Graduate Program in Religion
  • Fully online for ALL STUDENTS
  • All classes are LfA (Learn from Anywhere). Some classes will be "in person" with synchronous online learning, others will be held only online/asynchronously. See specific class listing for further information.
  • More info: Click here
Hebrew College
  • Hebrew students will be on campus
  • BTI cross-registered students can only register for ONLINE classes
  • More info: Click here
Harvard Divinity School
  • Fully Online for ALL STUDENTS
  • Some classes have moved outside of normal hours to account for time zones and synchronous learning. See specific class schedules for further information.
  • Grading: There will be no blanket P/F option under the current policy. Students may request SAT/UNSAT grading if the course description permits it.
  • More info: Click here
Hartford Seminary
  • Fully Online for ALL STUDENTS
  • Some schedule updates are still forthcoming.
  • Grading: There will be no blanket P/F option under the current policy.
  • More info: Click here
Saint John's Seminary
  • SJS students will be on campus.
  • Saint John's Seminary currently plans to offer a combination of online and in-person learning at various times for each course during the spring 2021 semester.  Students who enroll must expect and be able to attend classes in-person at St. Mary’s Church in Dedham, MA, during certain weeks in the semester.  The weeks of in-person instruction are yet to be fully determined, but regular updates will be provided to those enrolled prior to, and throughout, the spring semester.  Saint John's is very attentive to the current public health circumstances and to government orders, and the format of instruction throughout the semester will be determined by those circumstances. The plan for a combined format is also subject to change.
Gordon-Conwell (Boston Campus)
  • Fully Online for ALL STUDENTS
  • More info: Click here
Gordon-Conwell (Hamilton Campus)
  • On-campus GCTS students will meet in-person. 
  • GCTS Hamilton will offer multiple modalities, BTI cross-registrants need to confirm for each class how it will meet (hybrid, online, in class).
  • More info: Click here
Hellenic College Holy Cross Orthodox School of Theology
  • Fully Online for ALL STUDENTS
  • Most classes will be synchronous - make sure to note class days/times.
  • More info: Click here


Follow the button below to the portal with your BTI Consortium credentials (Hint: your username will most likely be formatted as

If you have not filled out the New Student Registration form and obtained portal credentials from the BTI Consortium office, then you will not be able to access the portal. 

Want a step-by-step guide? Keep THIS open in a new tab, then click the button below:


*****Remember to use your BTI USERNAME ( - not your school address!*****
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Please note the Spring 2021 Add/Drop/Calendar Dates Here



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