Full-time Carnegie Mellon students may take subjects for credit through the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE). The purpose is to provide opportunities for enriched educational programs by permitting full-time paying undergraduate and graduate students to cross-register for one course at any of the 10 PCHE institutions. Carnegie Mellon students should not cross-register for a course that is offered at Carnegie Mellon during the semester unless their associate dean feels there are exceptional circumstances. For many students it is not advisable to cross register for any class in the last semester before graduation as final grades may not be available in time for certification for graduation.
Carnegie Mellon students who are registered for at least 36 units prior to adding a PCHE course will not have additional tuition charges, except for special course or laboratory fees for cross-registered courses. Carnegie Mellon students do not acquire status at the host institution but have library and bookstore privileges. Credit and grades are transferred directly to the home institution. Cross-registration usually does not apply during the summer. Students must submit a PCHE form to their home registrar's office prior to both their home and host institutions' add/drop dates. Please refer to the PCHE Combined Academic Calendar or the host school's academic calendar for specific dates or deadlines.
Beginning with the fall 2014 registration process, there is a new PDF fillable form that all students are
required to use. Please read the instructions thoroughly and refer to the troubleshooting instructions if you experience issues with filling out the form
In light of the recent threats to various campuses across the Pittsburgh area, we are encouraging all students studying here at Carnegie Mellon, or those cross-registered at other PCHE institutions to register for the host institution’s Emergency Alert System. Registering will alert you to school and building closures as well as notify you of any emergency that occurs on the campus or in the vicinity. The following are links to each institution’s specific emergency alert website: