SOCHE Steps for Visiting Students

At the University of Cincinnati, the SOCHE process is paperless. There is no need to visit campus in order to submit SOCHE paperwork. All approved paperwork is submitted via email to Continue reading for instructions.

UC does not accept SOCHE registrations for outside students until open registration for any given term. The Registrar's Office will begin accepting SOCHE registrations for the following terms.

  • Summer Semester 2024Monday, February 26, 2024
  • Fall Semester 2024: Monday, April 15, 2024

Note: SOCHE Cross Registration Forms sent before these dates will be returned to the student for submission on or after the date that applications open for that given term.

Registration Steps for Visiting SOCHE Students

  1. Begin the process with your home institution’s Registrar’s Office for details on how the SOCHE process is administered there.
  2. If this is your first registration at UC, please complete a Basic Data Form. You will receive an email confirmation with your UC log in credentials within three business days.
  3. Email the completed SOCHE Cross Registration Form to the Registrar's Office at
    • This form can be sent at the same time the Basic Data Form is submitted in order to expedite the process.
    • If there are multiple sections of the class(es) for which you have been approved from your home institution, please include the 5–digit section number(s) in your email or make sure it is listed on your form.
    • Per SOCHE Policy: In a given semester or term, full time students may take up to two courses or six credit hours at another institution, and half time students may take no more than half of their credits at another institution in a given term.
  4. Within three business days, you will receive email confirmation stating whether or not your cross registration has been approved. Approval is based on the following criteria:
    • A Basic Data Form has been processed
    • The class(es) listed on the Cross Registration Form are being taught that term
    • Verification of home institution enrollment
  5. Once approved, please register yourself for the class(es) listed on your SOCHE Cross Registration Form via Catalyst.
    • In order to register, you will need to complete all items in the "To Do List" on My Dashboard in Catalyst.
    • If you are having trouble navigating Catalyst, you will want to visit the Registration How to Guide for further instructions.
    • For registration errors (such as not meeting the prerequisites) the Class Permissions Procedures page details what to do to gain permission to register.
    • Please note: The Registrar's Office cannot approve prerequisites.

Visiting Student Additional Responsibilities

Visiting Consortium students are not responsible for the standard tuition cost of the class(es). However, students are responsible for course-related fees at the host institution (ex: lab fees, books, etc.)

Students must inform both schools if they withdraw from consortium classes.

Transcripts for SOCHE Students

A transcript is automatically sent from UC to the home institution at the end of the term.

Questions? Contact the UC Registrar's Office at

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