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Note COVID19 Protocols!

Most BTI Schools are REQUIRING VACCINATION and BOOSTERS to cross-register for the 2022-23 session

You may  be asked to provide mandated vaccination records to the  host, as well as your home, school
(and/or medical/religious exemption).  

Please contact your home institution with any questions.

Click here for detailed policies at each school (updated 12/15/21, with Spring 2022 updates)



  • Cross-registration is only open to students currently enrolled at 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
  • Only the listed, approved BTI courses are available for cross-registration. 
    • If you believe you have an exception, or have a question, email
  • Once you have selected a course, you are ready to begin the registration process.
    • Note the requirements of the course (especially prerequisites and professor approval)
  • Click here for a step-by-step instruction guide! 

**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. 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. 

Five young adults smiling in a religious space in front of a pipe organ. The young people are of various races and genders.


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

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

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

2) HDS Registration and "Shopping Period"

As HDS uses a unique registration system, their courses are usually not listed by HDS until late November/July each year. The BTI will load them into the portal as soon as HDS lists courses. Also, while you can register for an HDS course as soon as they are listed, and get approval through your HOME registrar, HDS will not process 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 or forward to the HDS registrar via Nothing can change or rush this process, please note it and proceed with patience.

3) Note professor approval, and get it first! 

Make sure to look at the 'Professor Approval' column in the Excel, or as listed in the PDF. The BTI cannot keep a contact list of the hundreds of faculty members, but likely their contact information is listed online. If Google cannot help, please Click here for a list of registrar contacts at all our member schools.

    Please email us with questions. When in doubt - check the Excel!

Click to Download Catalog in Excel Format: FA22 CATALOG - Pending HDS Updates Coming 7/7/22!


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. 

First, check these 3 steps:

                     1) Read the step-by-step guide: Keep THIS open in a new tab (click here) OR PDF here

                     2) Please note: Add/Drop/Calendar Dates (on the "DROP A COURSE" tab in the portal)

                     3) Please note: detailed COVID-19 policies at each school (click here, with SP22 updates)

Then, click the blue button on a COMPUTER (not a mobile or tablet device):


*****Remember to use your BTI Username (
NOT your school email to log in!*****



Not sure if you've been approved? Forgot your username or password? Not sure if you already have a portal account? 

Please ask us! Contact

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