Summer Session includes multiple terms of varying lengths, allowing you to take multiple courses at various times. Visit the undergraduate or graduate preliminary course listings or the Course Schedule for details on class days and times for each individual course.
The Summer Session terms and dates are:
|First Day of Class||Last Day of Class|
|10-Week Session||May 17||August 1|
|Session I||May 17||June 21|
|Term A||May 17||June 5|
|Term B||June 6||June 21|
|Session II||June 26||August 1|
|Term C||June 26||July 13|
|Term D||July 17||August 1|
Classes will not be held on May 29, July 3, and July 4.
Registration begins on Monday, April 3. SUNY Cortland undergraduate students can begin registering for Summer when their Fall registration time ticket opens.
For more specifics, including deadlines, review the sections below on the registration process for SUNY Cortland students and visiting students.
As a SUNY Cortland student, you are encouraged to register online through myRedDragon when you register for your Fall semester courses.
Here are some important things to note about web registration for Summer Session:
If registering for a course after web registration closes for that particular Summer term, use the alternate (paper) process. After June 21, all registrations must be completed through this method. Follow the link to the Registrar's site for more information. Payment will be due at the time of registration.
Registration for each Summer term closes at 4:00 p.m. Eastern, on the first day of the term.
|10-Week Session||May 12||May 17|
|Session I||May 12||May 17|
|Term A||May 12||May 17|
|Term B||June 1||June 6|
|Session II||June 21||June 26|
|Term C||June 21||June 26|
|Term D||June 21||July 17|
We encourage non-SUNY Cortland, or visiting, students to register early for courses using the online registration process. Formal admission to SUNY Cortland is not required to take courses as a visiting student.
If registering after online registration closes for a particular Summer term, or after June 21, you will utilize the alternate (paper) process. Follow the link to the Registrar's site for more information on this process. Payment will be due at the time of registration.
Important registration deadlines are listed below. Completed registrations must be received by the Registrar's Office by 4:00 p.m. Eastern, on the designated dates. Registration closes on the first day of each Summer term.
|10-Week Session||May 10||May 12||May 17|
|Session I||May 10||May 12||May 17|
|Term A||May 10||May 12||May 17|
|Term B||May 30||June 1||June 6|
|Session II||June 16||June 21||June 26|
|Term C||June 16||June 21||June 26|
|Term D||June 16||June 21||July 17|
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.
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.
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.
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
Associate Dean, Professional Studies
Associate Dean, Education
Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences