INTER-UNIVERSITY DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM


The Graduate School of Stony Brook University joined this consortium in 2002. The member graduate schools include:

  • Columbia University
  • Fordham University
  • New York University
  • Rutgers University
  • Teacher's College of Columbia University
  • CUNY
  • New School University
  • Princeton University
  • Stony Brook University

The Inter-University Doctoral Consortium (IUDC) offers eligible doctoral students in the arts and sciences the opportunity to take graduate courses (not offered at their home institution) at distinguished universities throughout the greater New York area. The IUDC has been in existence for over 30 years and offers students an enormous array of courses and opportunities for contact with faculty and other students in their fields. 

ELIGIBILITY

The IUDC is open to doctoral students who have completed at least one academic year of full time study and are currently matriculated in a Ph.D. program in the arts and sciences. Terminal masters students and doctoral students not enrolled in the participating schools/divisions are not eligible.

Interested students should first contact their Graduate Program Director.

TUITION AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM GSO

Tuition is calculated by and paid to SBU only. Additional charges may be assessed by host institutions for lab fees if applicable.

GSO offers partial reimbursement (50%) of your cost of travel on the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) between Stony Brook and Penn Station, Manhattan for graduate students who are enrolled in courses offered by the IUDC or any Stony Brook University course which regularly meets in NYC. Please visit GSO web site: sbgso.org for more details or contact: officemanager@sbgso.org .

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR SBU STUDENTS

Stony Brook University students are limited to enrolling in a total of 3 courses through the IUDC program per academic year (Fall & Spring) and a maximum of 2 courses per semester (Fall & Spring).

Complete the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium Registration Form

Fill out all areas of the form clearly and legibly for accurate registration and grade reporting. Be sure that you have provided your full address, including zip code, as well as a phone number and email address at which the host school can reach you in addition to all course information.

Obtain signatures in the following order only (signatures will not be given out of order): 
SBU Department Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, or Advisor 
SBU IUDC Coordinator – Assistant Dean, Melissa Jordan (melissa.jordan@stonybrook.edu)
Host School Course Instructor 
Host School Dean / IUDC Coordinator

Register at both schools: 
At SBU-- Submit the completed form with ALL signatures to the SBU IUDC Coordinator within the registration deadlines appearing on the SBU Academic Calendar. You will then be given permission via SOLAR to enroll yourself in a consortium "dummy" course, IDC 600 for each course you are taking through the IUDC in the term. IDC 600 is a letter graded (A-F graded; S/U or Pass/Fail grades are not applicable), variable credit course, so make sure you are enrolling in a course at the host institution that is A-F graded and that the correct amount of credits are listed for IDC 600 on your SBU record.

IMPORTANT: Your total number of credits for enrollment at Stony Brook is expected to be at 9 credits to be full time - this includes enrollment in this course (IDC 600).  Enrollment in excess of 9 credits will likely lead to personal financial liability because GTS awards are limited to 9 credits.


At Host School -- Give one copy of the form to the IUDC Coordinator at the host school after you have collected the other three signatures. It is your responsibility to find out about registration procedures specific to the host institution.

If you need to drop your IUDC course, please be sure to drop both the consortium "dummy" course at SBU as well as the real course at the host school.

Member schools send each other final grades approximately three weeks after the end of each semester. If you have completed your course and your grade has been posted at the host school by that time you need not do anything else to get your grade at SBU. If you have not completed your course or your grade has not been posted by the time of the grade exchange, then it is your responsibility to take actions that will get your grade to SBU. Once a grade has been posted at the host school, contact the host school IUDC Coordinator and request that a transcript be sent to the SBU IUDC Coordinator. The host school IUDC Coordinator will then have a new transcript sent to SBU at no cost to you. Host school rules on course completion apply, so if you do take an incomplete for a course, be sure you are familiar with those rules if you do not intend to complete the course right away.

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS VISITING SBU

Complete the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium Registration Form
Fill out all areas of the form clearly and legibly for accurate registration and grade reporting. Be sure that you have provided your email address, including zip code, as well as a phone number and email address at which we can reach you in addition to all SBU course information.

Obtain signatures in the following order only (signatures will not be given out of order):
Home School Department Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, or Advisor
Home School Dean/IUDC Coordinator
SBU Course Instructor
SBU IUDC Coordinator – Assistant Dean, Melissa Jordan (melissa.jordan@stonybrook.edu)

Bring your form to the SBU IUDC Coordinator only after having obtained the first 3 signatures. SBU will accept an email from the course instructor which gives explicit permission to join the class in lieu of a physical signature. The other two permissions must be must be physical signatures.

SBU needs two to three days to process your registration and enrollment. You may drop off your form any time Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at our office located at 2401 Computer Science Building. Emailing a copy of your form to the SBU IUDC Coordinator is preferred.

Once we have finished processing the form, important information will be sent to you via the email address we have on file with a copy of your completed IUDC form. This information will include your SBU ID number, instructions on how to log into the student services portal (SOLAR), and class registration information. All registration at SBU must be completed in the first 10 days of classes.

If you need to drop your IUDC course, please contact the SBU IUDC Coordinator, if still within the first two weeks of the term. You may only drop your course through the first two weeks of the semester without penalty. After that you will receive a penalty grade of “W”.

We will send your grade to your home school approximately three weeks after the end of the term in which you took your course. If you have not received a grade at SBU by that time, please contact the SBU IUDC Coordinator when you grade has been posted in our SOLAR system and they will send your transcript to your home school. At SBU all incompletes must be resolved by one semester from the end of the term in which you took the course. If you need a further extension of your incomplete, please contact the SBU IUDC Coordinator for instructions.

For further questions, please contact the consortium office of either the home or host school as applicable.