Registration FAQ


When is Summer Session 2018?

Summer Session includes multiple terms of varying lengths. The Summer Session terms and dates are:

First Day of Class Last Day of Class
10-Week Session May 16 July 31
Session I May 16 June 20
Term A May 16 June 4
Term B June 5 June 20
Session II June 25 July 31
Term C June 25 July 12
Term D July 16 July 31

Classes will not be held on May 28, July 4, and July 5.

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I am a SUNY Cortland student. When and how do I register and pay for classes?

As a SUNY Cortland student, you can begin registering for Summer Session when you register for your Fall Semester courses. Undergraduate students need to meet with their academic advisor to receive a PIN to register. Time tickets for Fall/Summer registration will begin on the following dates:

Student Group

Registration Start Date

Graduate Students

April 2

Seniors

April 4

Juniors

April 6

Sophomores

April 10

Freshmen

April 12

We encourage you to register for courses online through myRedDragon. Online registration will remain open until a few days before the start of each session. At that time, the Alternate Registration process will be utilized. Registration ends at noon on the first day of each session.

You may be deregistered from your Summer Session course if payment is not submitted on time. You can view your bill and pay your tuition and fees on myRedDragon. Contact the Student Accounts Office with any billing or payment questions.

Current Student Important Dates and Deadlines

Full Summer Session Session I    Term A   Term B Session II   Term C   Term D
Online registration begins See the date above related to your class year.
Registration temporarily down May 2 (4 p.m.) to May 3 (4 p.m.)
Online registration ends May 11 (4 p.m.) June 1 (4 p.m.) June 21 (4 p.m.)
Alternate registration begins May 14 (8 a.m.) June 4 (8 a.m.) June 22 (8 a.m.)
Alternate registration ends May 16 (noon) June 5 (noon) June 25 (noon) July 16 (noon)

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I am not a SUNY Cortland student. When and how do I register and pay for classes?

Visiting student registration for Summer Session will begin on Monday, April 9. Formal admission to SUNY Cortland is not required to take courses as a visiting student.

A brief overview of the registration steps is outlined below. For more detailed information, including screen shots of important steps, consult the Visiting Student Guide(PDF).

  • Begin the process by completing the Visiting Student Form.
    • The information on this form will be used to establish you as a student at SUNY Cortland. If you have taken courses with us in the past, you will need to resubmit the form to access Summer Session registration. Please make sure to select "Summer" as the term that you plan to attend.
    • Within in 1 to 3 business days, you will receive an email with a username, password, and other important information. Once you have this information, you can register for your course.
  • Register for your course. Online registration through myRedDragon will be available until a few days before the start of each session. The Visiting Student Guide(PDF) includes a detailed overview of how to register for your classes.
    • Alternate registration will be used in the final days leading up to the start of each session. 
    • Please note the important dates and deadlines below.
  • Pay your tuition and fees online.
    • You can view and pay your tuition and fees online through myRedDragon.
    • Students who do not provide payment by the due date will be deregistered.
    • The Visiting Student Guide(PDF) also includes helpful information on how to submit payment.
    • Contact the Student Accounts Office with any billing or payment questions.

Visiting Student Important Dates and Deadlines

Full Summer Session Session I    Term A   Term B Session II   Term C   Term D
Online registration begins Monday, April 9 (8 a.m.)
Registration temporarily down May 2 (4 p.m.) to May 3 (4 p.m.)
Online registration ends May 11 (4 p.m.) June 1 (4 p.m.) June 21 (4 p.m.)
Alternate registration begins May 14 (8 a.m.) June 4 (8 a.m.) June 22 (8 a.m.)
Alternate registration ends May 16 (noon) June 5 (noon) June 25 (noon) July 16 (noon)

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How many credits can I take during Summer Session?

Undergraduate students may take 7 credit hours of coursework in each Summer Session (I and II). Graduate students may register for a total of 8 credit hours in each session.

Terms A, B, C, and D feature some intensive 3-credit hour courses. You may only take one 3-credit hour course during each of these terms. You may, however, take an intensive course and a longer course at the same time. For example, you cannot take two 3-credit hour courses in Term A, but you may take a Term A course and a Session I course at the same time.

We welcome visiting students to take up to 11.5 credit hours of undergraduate coursework or 9 credit hours of graduate coursework during their studies at SUNY Cortland. These credit hour limitations include all study at SUNY Cortland, not just during one semester. Before exceeding these limits, you will need to apply for admission.

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Can I register for Summer Session I and II at the same time?

Yes. We encourage you to register for all Summer Session courses at the same time to secure seats in your desired courses. You can, however, register for a course up until the first day of the term in which the course falls, if seats are available.

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If I decide not to complete a course, what do I do?

If you decide not to take a course before the term has started, you may drop the course through the online registration system in myRedDragon.

After the term has started, you will need to drop or withdraw from the course. Visit the Withdrawals and Refunds page for more information, including links to the appropriate forms.

The date that you officially drop or withdraw will also impact your tuition liability and the potential for a refund. More information can also be found on the Withdrawals and Refunds page, as well as on the Student Accounts page.

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I have questions about a course. Whom should I contact?

You are welcome to contact the academic departments or schools with course-specific questions. If you are unsure of whom to contact, you can start with the Extended Learning Office or the Associate Dean's Office for the specific school.

Extended Learning/Summer Session Office
607-753-5643

Associate Dean, Professional Studies
607-753-2702

Associate Dean, Education
607-753-5431

Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences
607-753-4314

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Contact Us

Phone: 607-753-5643
Fax: 607-753-2959
Miller Building, Room 230
summer@cortland.edu

Extended Learning Office
Summer/Winter Sessions
SUNY Cortland
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Intersession Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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