Carnegie Mellon University

MBA Course Request for Cross-Registration Students

The process listed on this page applies to graduate students from local universities (universities other than Carnegie Mellon).

As a graduate student doing cross-registration from a local university, you may take a maximum of four Tepper School courses (24 units) throughout your academic career. The Tepper School of Business MBA program requires that you have your advisor and faculty approval for all Tepper Graduate School courses.

Please complete the following steps in the order listed below to ensure that your request is handled in a timely manner. It is suggested that you start this process approximately three weeks before classes begin.

This is a request system. You are not enrolled until all four steps are completed.

Step 1

Review the list of available courses; the courses listed are the only courses available to graduate students from local universities doing cross-registration. You may take up to two courses per mini and up to four courses throughout your academic career. 

Step 2

Contact your advisor. Your advisor will provide you with a form. A copy of this form needs to be provided to Tepper Student Services and the original needs to be delivered to the HUB. Upon receipt of the form, the HUB will create an Andrew ID for you. It is your responsibility to make sure that your request is approved by the Tepper School's deadlines, which differ from the university’s.

Step 3

It is your responsibility to contact the faculty teaching each course to seek approval to register for the course. Once you have the faculty’s approval, forward the email to

Step 4

After advisor and faculty approval have been received, you will be placed on the internal Tepper School roster or waitlist. You will receive an automatic email regarding your status. Approximately two business days after receiving the email from “add/drop,” check the SIO. If the course appears on the SIO, you are successfully registered. If you do not see the course after three business days, contact

Tepper School deadlines are different than university deadlines. You must adhere to the Tepper School's add/drop deadlines.