Registration FAQ


When is Summer Session 2017?

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.

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When can I register for Summer Session 2017?

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.

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I am a SUNY Cortland student. How do I register?

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:

  • It will remain open until approximately 3 business days before the start of each Summer term.
  • It will be down temporarily between April 30 and May 5.
  • It ends on June 21 for all Summer terms.
  • See the chart below for specific dates.

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.

Last Day to Register on myRedDragon
(4:00 p.m. Eastern deadline)
Last Day to Register through the Alternate Process
(4:00 p.m. Eastern deadline)
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

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I am not a SUNY Cortland student. How do I register?

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.

  • 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 in the past, you will need to resubmit the form to access Summer Session registration.
    • Within 1-3 business days, you will receive an email with a username, password, and other important information. Once you have this, you can register for your course(s).
    • Important timing considerations:
      • The Visiting Student Form will be available on March 29.
      • The deadline to submit the form is 7-10 days before the start of each Summer term. The form will not be used after June 16.
        • See the chart below for specific dates.
        • When the Visiting Student Form is not accepted, registration will be completed through the alternate (paper) process.
  • Register for your course(s) online through myRedDragon.
    • Review the Visiting Student Guidebook for more detailed instructions, including screenshots of each step.
    • Online registration for each Summer term ends approximately 3 days prior to the start of each term. See the chart below for specific dates.
    • Online registration will be down temporarily between April 30 and May 5.
  • Pay your tuition and fees online.
    • You will be billed electronically. Visit myRedDragon to view and pay your tuition bill.
    • Students who fail to provide payment by their due date will be deregistered.
    • The Visiting Student Guidebook also includes helpful information on how to complete this step.
    • Contact the Student Accounts office with any questions about your bill or payments.

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.

More details can also be found on the Visiting Student Registration page and in the Visiting Student Guidebook.

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.

Last Day to Submit the
Visiting Student Form
(4:00 p.m. Eastern deadline)
Last Day to Register for
Courses on myRedDragon
(4:00 p.m. Eastern deadline)
Last Day to Register through
the Alternate Process
(4:00 p.m. Eastern deadline)
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

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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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