Alternate Registration

Campus Closure on FRIDAY, JULY 3

On Friday July 3, the Registrar's Office is operating on limited services.  Due to mail service cancellations and campus office closures, the following services are not available:

  • Transcript Shipping (Order Online for Monday Shipment)
  • Manual Enrollment Verifications
  • Phone Services

Limited walk-in services and transactions are available at 223 Miller until 1pm.  

Any campus registration deadlines ending on Friday, July 3 - including summer session deadlines - are extended to Monday, July 6.

Summer Session

Summer and Fall 2015 Alternate Registration Requests

Summer Alternate Registration

  • All matriculated (Cortland) student registration for Summer 2015 closes after the summer web registration period ends on April 16 at 4 p.m. Matriculated students may continue to register using the alternate registration process starting on April 20. 

  • All non-matriculated (visiting/non-Cortland) students may begin registering via the alternate registration process starting on April 20 . 
Newly Admitted Graduate Students for Fall 2015

  • New graduate students may have extended registration windows, based on the date of admission.  Please refer to your time ticket for more information.
Fall Alternate Registration
  • Fall alternate registration is used for non-matriculated students only. Matriculated students may register online until July 30, and may resume online registration on August 31.  

  • Non-matriculated (visiting/non-Cortland) graduate students may use alternate registration beginning on August 31, and continuing until the end of the drop and add period, September 4 at 4pm.

  • Non-matriculated (visiting/non-Cortland) undergraduate students may use alternate registration beginning on August 31, and continuing until the end of the drop and add period, September 4 at 4pm.

  • Undergraduate matriculated (Cortland) student registration for Fall 2015 closes after the web registration period ends on July 30. 19 at 4 p.m. Undergraduate registration will only be permitted during the Fall 2015 add/drop period. 

  • Readmitted undergraduate students who did not register during pre-registration should contact the re-admitting Associate Dean for assistance with registration.

Alternate Registration Request Instructions

Alternate registration is a process that has been established to allow for registration transactions when myRedDragon web registration is closed, or if a student is not a matriculated Cortland student. 

Important Information

According to information security policies, alternate registration forms received greater than five days prior to the registration start times (April 20 for Summer, and August 31 for Fall) must be returned to the sender without processing. If students do not complete the following steps and provide all required materials - including providing payment information and obtaining special permission or pre-requisite verification -  we will be unable to register you for courses.  Your form will be returned to you without processing.

Registration Request Process

  1. Find your course using the online course schedule.

    Find courses using the searchable online schedule. You will need the CRN (course reference number) and the course subject, number and section to register. Please review all course details and requirements carefully.

  2. Complete the Alternate Registration.

    This is a registration request. Students must meet all applicable criteria for registration. You may need to have holds released, prerequisites verified, or obtain special permission for course registration from the academic department. 

    Please review the course schedule carefully to determine which requirements you must meet. Be sure to review the information concerning the Code of Conduct and health requirements. 

  3. Obtain Special Permission or Pre-Requisite Verification

    You must obtain all permissions and fulfill all obligations for course entry (including fulfilling pre-requisites) before submitting this request. If you do not have the required permissions you will not be registered.  

    Due to credit hour requirements and financial aid considerations, your entire registration request will be declined and you will be required to resubmit your request once you have received permission. 

    Non-matriculated students must provide proof of completion of course prerequisites by contacting the department, in addition to securing any special permission that may be required.

  4. Provide payment information when submitting the request. Contact Student Accounts for payment details if required.

    Student Accounts receives and processes your payment information. If your payment method is invalid or declined, you must be de-registered, and will required to resubmit your request with valid payment.

    The web process available from November to Mid-December permits billing, however to use the alternate registration processes, payment must be provided at the point of registration. Students who do not use or do not have credit cards, may pay by establishing payment arrangements with Student Accounts and/or Financial Aid when on campus.

    Payment is required at the time of registration.  Forms without a payment method will be returned without processing.  Students applying for / receiving financial aid are still required to submit payment information when faxing or mailing the alternate registration form.

    If sufficient aid is in place and finalized, which will cover all tuition and fees, your payment method will not be charged. Please consult the Financial Aid office for information regarding your aid package, and to be certain you have completed all of the needed steps for accepting and finalizing your aid package.

    Students with payment questions are strongly urged to contact Student Accounts in advance to be sure they understand liability and cost. You should resolve your payment inquiries and questions with Student Accounts prior to submitting the form. The Registrar's office cannot accept forms where restrictions, limits, notes regarding payment methods, or payment / cost inquiries are included on the form. 

  5. The Registrar's Office will contact you via email once registration is complete.

    We will send you an email confirming your registration, and (if required) we will also include your Cortland ID and system login information.  Given that these are faxed or mailed, if you do not receive a confirmation, you should follow up with the office to confirm your form was received and processed.

Active Student Requirements & Obligations

According to NYS law and SUNY policy, students must also review and complete the following. Failure to complete requirements can result in administrative holds on your account and/or the removal of courses.

  1. Code of Student Conduct Review and Affirmation

    SUNY policy requires that all SUNY Cortland students review and agree to abide by the Code of Student Conduct and other related policies when they enroll at the College. Visit the Student Conduct Office page for advanced details, and to review the complete Code of Student Conduct. When completing the registration form, you will be asked to affirm the code of conduct.

  2. Submit Any Required Immunization and Health Forms

    Students are required to complete immunization requirements when attending classes on campus. Please visit the Student Health Service site for information concerning immunization and health history requirements.


Note: Email is not a secure medium for transmitting private data and credit card information.  You may not email the forms below. Only faxed or mailed forms (USPS or FedEx) are accepted.

Alternate Registration forms must include payment.  Incomplete forms will be returned without processing.