Visiting Students

Summer Session Students Sitting, Talking

Welcome to SUNY Cortland!

SUNY Cortland welcomes students from other campuses and our community during all of our academic sessions, including our summer sessions and winter sessions.  You are able to view our complete course offerings using our public schedule of classes.

The establishment of your Cortland student record and your Cortland ID will take place in the Registrar's Office.  Additional Summer and Winter Session support is provided by the Office of Extended Learning: Summer and Winter Session.

  • Undergraduate Students
    Undergraduate students who do not attend Cortland as a matriculated student may enroll in courses on a part-time, non-degree basis up to 11.5 credit hours.

  • High School Students
    Qualified high school juniors and seniors are eligible to enroll in 100 or 200 level courses at Cortland as part-time, non-degree students with a letter of recommendation from their school guidance counselors. High school students may enroll for a maximum of 4 credit hours per semester.

  • Graduate Students
    Students who hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to attend graduate courses may do so on a part-time, non-degree basis up to 9 credit hours.

SUNY Cross Registration Option

If you are a visiting student attending under the SUNY-wide cross-registration agreement please review our visitor cross-registration page for additional information and instructions.

Winter Session 2018 Registration Dates

Visiting students may begin registering for Winter Session classes on November 13th, 2017. Because Winter Session has various course offering dates, the deadlines for registration will vary.  Please visit the Winter Session FAQ to review the registration windows and the registration calendar page.   

Step 1: Activate

Complete the Visiting Student Information Form below to establish your student record.

It will take at least 2 business days to activate your account. You will be able to login the day following your account activation. For this reason, we encourage you to complete the form early, so you are able to register as soon as the registration system becomes available.

You will receive a welcome email within two business days. Please review your email settings and be assured you can accept all messages from If you do not receive an initial welcome email within three business days, we encourage you to contact us.

Step 2: Register and Pay Tuition

The Registrar's Office will provide you with your initial username and password to gain access to the system. Access is granted as part of an overnight account process. Please review your email thoroughly to see when you will be able to access the system.You must register before the web registration closing date to register online. After that point, you are required to petition via the Alternate Registration form.

When registering online, you will be required to complete the Code of Conduct acknowledgement and sign up for NY-Alert (emergency notification system).

Students who wish to register after the posted web registration deadlines, will be required to use the alternate registration process.

Pay Your Tuition and Fees

All students are billed electronically. Students are required to access myRedDragon to view and pay the tuition bill.

Student bills will be available beginning on April 9. Students registering before April 9 will access the bill beginning on the 9th and payment will be due on April 13.

For students registering on or after April 9, bills are generated at the point of registration, and payment is due within 72 hours. Students who fail to provide payment during this timeframe will be deregistered.

Step 3: Attend

Once you have registered and paid your tuition and fees, you're ready to attend class!

Review the Summer Session page for specific information about class dates, withdrawal dates and additional registration dates. The resources below will help you navigate. Do not hesitate to contact the Extended Learning Office for assistance and support.