Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium

Students enrolled at Hartford Seminary in degree programs have the unique opportunity to take classes through the Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium (BTI), a consortium of seminaries and theological schools in the Boston area. In addition to Hartford Seminary, schools in the consortium include:

  • Boston College – Department of Theology
  • Boston College – School of Theology and Ministry
  • Boston University School of Theology
  • Boston University  Graduate Program in Religion
  • Episcopal Divinity School
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Harvard Divinity School
  • Hebrew College Rabbinical School
  • Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary
  • St. John’s Seminary

Hartford Seminary degree students may take selected courses at any of these member schools; not to exceed the transfer credit totals for their particular degree program. Cross registration is performed online through the BTI website. BTI courses must be completed within the time limits as stated for each course. BTI cross registration is not available during the summer.

To take a course through the BTI, students must:
  1. Meet with their Hartford Seminary advisor, complete a Consortium Cross-Registration Pre-Approval form, and submit the completed form to the Registrar’s Office.
  2. Once the cross-registration is approved, the student should proceed to the BTI Cross-Registration Portal to complete the registration process.
    • First time users will first be required to create a portal account. Returning students may simply log in. You must use your email address when registering or your application will be denied.
    • Student Guide to Cross Registration

 BTI Library Access

BTI library system is moving online! Instead of having to get a physical card that is signed by your home school library, BTI will now use an online portal accessible to each BTI library. Students must opt-in to this system by filling out our New Student Registration form on our website. This will create a portal account for you, which can also be used to cross-register. Students who already have a portal account will need to opt-in as well. There is a special tab inside the cross-registration portal for you to do this.


You need to opt-in on the portal to gain access to library lending. Under the tab “Library Sign-Up” you’ll find the opt-in form. For more instructions download the full instructions.

BTI Library Sign Up Instructions

Financial Aid

Courses taken via the BTI Consortium agreement will only be considered as part of a student’s enrollment for determining federal financial aid eligibility if a completed Financial Aid Consortium Form is on file with the Financial Aid Office. Please contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions.

 Please contact the Registrar with any questions about cross-registration.

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