About Registration - SUNY Cortland

About Registration

Students Registering Online on a Computer

Registration Information

Public Course Schedule

Course ScheduleAt SUNY Cortland all continuing, new and visiting students may use the online course schedule to search for classes as you plan for registration. The online schedule gives you the ability to use a variety of search features and filters when looking for courses. After selecting the semester you are interested in, you may search by course prefix, course number, course attribute, course status, and course title. 

Web Registration for Continuing Cortland Students

Summer and Fall 2016 web pre-registration time tickets begin on March 30. Summer 2016 web registration ends for all students on April 14 at 4pm.  Fall 2016 web registration closes for all students on July 29 at 4pm, and will resume on  August 29 at 8am, continuing until the end of the drop and add period, September 2 at 4pm. You can learn more about alternate registration on our instruction pages

Visiting and Cross-Registering Students

Are you a non-matriculated student (visiting student) attempting to register? Please access our alternate registration page for registration instructions.  Do not hesitate to contact the Registrar's Office if you have any questions about visitor registration or cross-registration.

Re-Admitted Students

Students who have been re-admitted to SUNY Cortland should contact their Associate Dean for re-admission information, and their academic advisor for class planning and program advising. 

Time Tickets and PINS

All students are assigned time tickets based on credit hours.  Only undergraduate students will be assigned a PIN, which will be required to access course registration during the pre-registration period.  Undergraduate students must visit with their academic advisor to receive registration guidance, and to receive the PIN. (Note: A PIN is not required during the drop/add period.)

Time Tickets for Fall 2016 Web Registration

Summer and Fall 2016 web registration opens on March 30. Summer tickets close Thursday, April 14 (4pm) for all students, and Fall tickets close Friday, July 29 (4pm) for all students. The Fall 2016 registration time tickets are below:

Helpful Registration Information

The following information and vocabulary is provided to be a helpful aid when performing online registration.  Additional registration guidance, FAQs and information is published on the Advisement and Transition site as well.

General Registration Information

  • Time Tickets and Registration Windows: Please view the dates and deadlines page to see current registration time ticket information and registration windows.

  • Holds: If there are any "holds" on your student record, those obligations must be resolved before registration will be permitted.

  • Undergraduate Advising: Undergraduate students will need to meet with their advisor to plan their schedule. Your advisor will give you your 4-digit registration pin number, once the 4-digit registration pin has been released, and the time ticket becomes active -- access to register on myRedDragon will be available. Graduate students do not need a 4-digit registration pin number, and will only be using the time-ticket for myRedDragon registration access.

  • For Faculty & Academic Advisors: All advisee registration pin and time ticket information is located on myRedDragon, select the Academics tab, under Advisor Resources select "Advisee Contact List." Additionally on myRedDragon, advisors have the ability to directly contact advisees using the "e-mail my advisees" feature. CAPP and DegreeWorks audits are accessible under "Tools" and will be a valuable resource throughout the advisement process. You will be able to use CAPP and DegreeWorks as you discuss program requirements and course registration.

Connected Courses (Lectures and Labs/Recitations)

Many courses will have multiple elements associated with them.  For example, many of the science courses offered at Cortland have a lecture and a lab component.  When viewing the public schedule, the lecture will appear at the top of the list, with the labs appearing below and indented.  

Time Tickets Fall 2016

This indicates that these courses are linked, and you must register for the lecture, and the lab (or one of multiple lab options).  The section identification guide below will help you identify section types.

Course Numbering Guide

  • 100-199 courses are generally designed for freshmen but may be appropriate for sophomores, usually an introductory, survey, or first course taught in a sequence within a specific discipline.

  • 200-299 courses generally designed for sophomores but may be appropriate for freshmen, usually advancing in a progression as a second course which may require previous knowledge or training.

  • 300-399 courses generally designed for juniors and seniors, but may also be appropriate for some sophomores. Prerequisites are very often required at this course level.

  • 400-499 courses generally designed for juniors and seniors, and represents upper division work with a prerequisite knowledge base required.

  • 500-599 courses are considered graduate courses, but may be designed for graduate students and highly motivated undergraduate students. This level of course work is open to juniors and seniors in good academic standing (cumulative grade point average of 2.0).

    Seniors may take 500-level courses for graduate credit in their final semester of undergraduate study, and must request permission to register to obtain graduate credit. Approval must be obtained from the school associate dean for the student's major before the start of the semester in which the course is being taken. Students are cautioned that graduate credits thus earned may not be transferred toward meeting the requirements for the master's degree at another institution.

    (Note: Certain 500-level courses are reserved for graduate students only.)

  • 600-699 courses designed exclusively at the graduate level for graduate students only.

Section Identification Guide

  • LXX: lab section
  • MXX: secondary meeting location section
  • RXX: recitation section
  • SXX: second meeting day(s) section
  • 010, 020, 030, 040: middle number generally designates a quarter course
  • 400: courses are Honors Program courses.
  • 500: courses requires manually granted special permission to enter (Contact the department.)
  • 600: courses for designated majors only
  • 700: courses for non-majors only
  • 800: courses for First Year Programs and Learning Communities (Contact the department or Advisement and Transition.)

Course Frequency Codes

Course frequency codes identify the semester or term in which a course is scheduled to be offered.

  • A - every semester
  • B - at least once per year
  • C - at least once every two years
  • F - fall
  • M - summer
  • O - occasionally
  • - spring
  • W - winter

Course Title Prefixes

    Hybrid online & infrequent traditional in-class course delivery:  Blended courses meet infrequently - generally a few times during the semester - and features an online component that constitutes the majority of the course. Blended courses will generally require special permission for entry so department may apprise students of the online course requirements and discuss the expectations for the course.  Most SUNY Cortland blended courses are offered at the graduate level.
  • WEB 
    Online or distance learning course: Online courses will generally require special permission for entry so departments may apprise students of the online course requirements and discuss the expectations for the course.
  • HYBR
    Hybrid online & weekly traditional in-class course delivery:  Hybrid courses meet weekly, and have an online component. Hybrid courses will generally require special permission for entry so department may apprise students of the online course requirements and discuss the expectations for the course.
  • TP
    Special Topics courses. Special topics course offerings and subject matter will vary from semester to semester. Please review the online course schedule and/or department descriptions for special topics courses.

myRedDragon Schedule Abbreviations and Headers

  • c/h: Credit hour of course
  • CRN: Course Reference Number
  • CAP: Capacity of Class
  • ACT: Actual Enrollment
  • REM: REM=Remaining Seats

Additional Common Attributes

  • ACTV: Activity Course
  • CG #: Cortland General Education Category #
  • CPSN: Capstone Course
  • CTGS: Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies Course
  • HNRS: Honors Course
  • LASR: Liberal Arts Requirement
  • LRNC: Learning Community Course
  • NCRT: Non-Cortland Course (Offered by Other Unit/Agency - Example: ROTC)
  • PRES: Presentation Skills
  • SLRN: Service Learning
  • SRES: Shared Resources Course (UG and GR meet together)
  • WRIT: Writing Intensive Section
  • XLST: Cross Listed Course

Additional Registration and Drop/ Add Information

The following links will link you to important online registration information. Click on the links below for more information on each topic.