Courses at The GSAPP
Some Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation (GSAPP) courses are open to undergraduate students. Typically, these courses are only recommended for students at an advanced level within the architecture major. Cross-registration for GSAPP courses always takes place during the Change of Program period (the first and second week of classes only).
Every semester, the GSAPP Office of Student Affairs provides a list of courses that they have approved for cross-registration. On the first day of classes, this list will be posted on the door of 400 Avery Hall and on the bulletin board outside of 500 The Diana Center. You may also find a copy of the list here on the GSAPP website.
If you are interested in taking a course that does not appear on the list of approved courses, you may proceed with the following registration steps but even if the instructor has granted you permission to take their course, the Office of Student Affairs at the GSAPP may deny your request.
1. Attend the first class session and introduce yourself to the instructor. Confirm that you are eligible to take the course.
2. Schedule an appointment with your architecture major adviser and get their approval to take the course.
3. To officially submit your request to register, fill out a Registration Adjustment Form and submit it to Office of Student Affairs at 400 Avery Hall.
4. If you are a student at Columbia College or the School of General Studies, the GSAPP Dean's Office will process your form and add the course to your schedule. If you are a Barnard College student, one additional step is required: make a photocopy of your completed form and submit it to 500F, The Diana Center. The department will contact the Barnard Registrar, who will then enable you to add the course to your schedule online.