Cross-Register at Shimer College for Your Electives

IIT students are able to cross-register in Shimer College classes at no additional cost or fee.

Shimer classes are small (12 students or less) and feature student-led seminar-style discussions over primary texts from the Great Books of Western Thought. There are many different course options to choose from that will fulfill your Humanities and Social Sciences elective credits. From Homer and Plato to T.S. Eliot and Heidegger, read about the development of the Western mind.

Fall 2015 course offerings and descriptions can be found here: 2015 FALL Schedule Publication.

Registration will begin in August, but to begin the process, view instructions on how to cross-register on page 15 of the following link: 2015 FALL Schedule Publication

Students with questions related to Shimer’s courses, or style of learning, may contact the registrar’s assistant at Questions regarding registration should be addressed to Registrar Jim Ulrich at Or visit Shimer at 3424 S. State Street, second floor.