SUNY Cross Registration

SUNY-Wide Cross Registration Agreement

SUNY Cross-Registration

The State University of New York established SUNY-wide cross-registration in order to provide undergraduate students with a wider array of course options. The cross-registration policy is intended to address one or more of the following to: (1) strengthen an academic program by including a course or courses not taught by the home institution; (2) resolve a course scheduling conflict that delays timely program completion; or (3) utilize existing faculty, facilities, and resources more efficiently.

You are permitted to cross-register at state-operated campuses and Community Colleges subject to the policies listed below, and the policies of the host institution. Excluded are: (1) instructional arrangements with CUNY or independent/private colleges and universities; (2) academic programs jointly offered by more than one SUNY campus; (3) SUNY’s statutory colleges at Cornell and Alfred Universities, (4) instructional arrangements between Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and Syracuse University; (5) State-Operated branch campuses co-located with a SUNY community college; (6) Study Abroad programs; and (7) International Programs.


Cross-registration must be submitted to Advisement and Transition, as part of the permission to transfer process, no later than December 1 for spring courses and July 15 for fall courses.

The completed cross-registration form must be submitted to your Associate Dean no later than December 1 for spring courses and July 15 for fall courses.

Certificates of residency (if applicable) must be provided to SUNY Cortland at least one week prior to the start of class at the host institution. The host institution may require earlier submittal of these materials.

SUNY Cortland Undergraduate Students: Registering at Another SUNY

The information below applies to SUNY Cortland students (where SUNY Cortland is the HOME institution).

Visiting Undergraduate Students: Registering at SUNY Cortland

The information below applies to visiting students (where SUNY Cortland is the HOST institution).

Visiting students enroll at SUNY Cortland using the standard visiting student alternate registration process.  Visiting undergraduate students are permitted to register beginning the first day of the drop and add period.