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GC3 Procedure for Visiting Students

UC's GC3 Process is Paperless

We've gone paperless for GC3 Cross Registration! Please do not visit campus in order to submit GC3 paperwork. Continue reading for instructions.

The Registrar's Office will begin accepting GC3 registrations on: 

  • Summer 2019 - March 4, 2019
  • Fall 2019 - April 15, 2019

Note: GC3 Cross Registration Forms sent before these dates will not be processed early.

Effective Fall Semester 2019

Starting Fall Semester 2019, the University of Cincinnati will allow GC3 Cross Registrations only as follows:

  • Students enrolling in Air Force ROTC courses (AF 0000 - AF 9999)
  • Students enrolling in Military Science ROTC courses (MS 0000 - MS 9999)
  • Students enrolling in the following UC Band courses
    • ENSM 2071 Bearcat Marching Band
    • ENSM 2072 Bearcat Pep Band
    • ENSM 2073 Bearcat Concert Band
    • ENSM 2074 Bearcat Jazz Band I
    • ENSM 2075 Bearcat Jazz Band II
    • ENSM 2076 Bearcat Concert Band
    • ENSM 2077 Advanced Bearcat Concert Band
  • Students from Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion participating in the joint PhD program with UC’s Classics Department in Jewish and Christian Studies in the Greco-Roman Period
  • Students from Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion participating in the joint MA with the College of Law in Jewish Law and Ethics program
  • Students enrolling in foreign languages other than French, German, or Spanish (Hebrew Union College students may enroll in any languages required by the joint programs)


Steps to Register:

  1. Begin the process with your home institution’s Registrar’s Office for details on how the GC3 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 (3) business days.
  3. Email the completed GC3 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 GC3 Policy: In a given semester or term, full time students may take up to two (2) courses or six (6) 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 (3) 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 meet the conditions listed above
    • Verification of home institution enrollment
  5. Once approved, please register yourself for the class(es) listed on your GC3 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 Catalyst Tips & Tricks 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 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.

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

Helpful links for visiting students:


Questions? Contact the UC Registrar's Office at

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