FAQ


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

As a SUNY Cortland student, your registration process and payment timeline will be based upon when you register for Winter Session. While registration will remain open until the first day of class on Jan. 4, we strongly recommend that you register as soon as possible to secure your seat.

Nov. 1 - 17: If you register by 4 pm on Nov. 17, you will register online and receive a bill for your tuition and fees. Payment will be due by Dec.12. (Please check myRedDragon for more details about web registration.)

Nov. 21 - Dec. 26: Course registration will be completed online and payment will be due at the time of registration.

Dec. 27 - Jan. 4: During this time period, you will use the Alternate Registration process. The Alternate Registration form must be submitted by fax, mail, or in person. Credit card payment will be due at the time of registration. Jan. 4 is the first day of Winter Session; registration is not permitted after this date.

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

As a visiting student, your registration process will be based upon when you register for Winter Session. While registration will remain open until the first day of class on Jan. 4, we strongly recommend that you register as soon as possible to secure your seat.

Nov. 21 - Dec. 26: During this time period, you will utilize the online Visiting Student Registration process. All steps will be completed online, as outlined on the Visiting Student Registration webpage. Step 1 of the process, completing the visiting student form, must be done by Dec. 22. The remaining steps, including course registration, must be completed by Dec. 26. Payment is due within 72 hours of registration.

If you did not complete the visiting student form by Dec. 22, or the online course registration by Dec. 26, you will utilize the Alternate Registration process outlined below. 

Dec. 27 - Jan. 4: During this time period, you will use the Alternate Registration process. The Alternate Registration form must be submitted by fax, mail, or in person. Credit card payment will be due at the time of registration. Jan. 4 is the first day of Winter Session; registration is not permitted after this date.

Please contact the Registrar's Office with specific registration-related questions. 

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Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is not offered specifically for Winter Session.  However, Winter Session charges can be included in a SUNY Cortland student’s cost of attendance to allow for additional loan eligibility for the academic year.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 607-753-4717, or at financial.aid@cortland.edu, for more information.

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How many credit hours can I take during Winter Session?

You can register for a maximum of 5 credit hours during Winter Session.

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If I decide not to complete a course, can I get a refund?

Information regarding refunds is available on the Student Accounts website. Please contact the Student Accounts Office with any questions.

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Will taking a winter course allow me to improve my GPA?

If you are a matriculated SUNY Cortland student, Winter Session classes will be included in your GPA and on your transcript. However, no academic decisions from the Fall term will be changed for Spring because of a Winter Session grade. For example, if your GPA at the end of the Fall term was too low for student teaching, to get into a major, or go on an internship, a Winter course grade will not be reported and computed in time to change that decision.

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What campus services are available during Winter Session?

Campus services are available during Winter Session, with reduced hours or availability. Please visit the Available Services page for more specific details related to the College Store, dining, housing, ID cards, library hours, and parking.

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

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

Extended Learning/Winter 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
winter@cortland.edu

Extended Learning Office
Summer/Winter Programs
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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