Registration Calendar

Standard and Alternate Registration Windows

NOTICE: The web course registration windows have been adjusted due to the current COVID-19 health event and the change to the College calendar. Please review the updated registration dates on the registration schedule change announcement.


SUNY Cortland welcomes all students to campus, including students attending other institutions and community members. Because of the various populations we serve, there are multiple modes of registration and alternate registration processes. Additionally, at some points during registration windows, the system must be closed temporarily for billing and maintenance  purposes. 

Spring 2021 Registration

Matriculated Continuing Students
Registration PeriodDatesRegistration AcceptedPayment Due
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Current Cortland Undergraduate Students Pre-Registration (View) Nov. 9 - Jan. 24 Online View Bill/Notice
Drop/Add Registration Jan. 25 - Jan. 29 Online View Bill/Notice
Newly Admitted Undergraduate Students Orientation Various Dates At Orientation Session View Bill/Notice
Drop/Add Registration  Jan. 25 - Jan. 29 Online View Bill/Notice
GRADUATE STUDENTS
Current Cortland Graduate Students Graduate Registration Nov 6. - Jan. 29 Online View Bill/Notice
Newly Admitted Graduate Students Admitted Graduate Registration Nov. 6 - Jan. 29 Online View Bill/Notice

Pre-Registration Time Ticket Start Dates for Continuing Students Registering in Spring 2021

All undergraduate students are assigned time tickets for pre-registration based on earned credit hours.  Only undergraduate students will be assigned a PIN, which will be required to access course registration during the pre-registration period.  Undergraduate students must visit their academic advisor to receive registration guidance and to receive the PIN. The PIN is only used during pre-registration and is not required during the add/drop period. Graduate student registration opens for all graduate students at the start of the registration period.

Student GroupTickets Begin
Graduate Students Nov 6, 2020
Pre-Grad Students Nov. 6, 2020
Seniors Nov. 9, 2020
Juniors Nov. 12, 2020
Sophomores Nov. 16, 2020
Freshmen Nov. 18, 2020

Visiting and Cross Registering Students

Actual registration dates will vary depending on the course offering level.

Registration PeriodDatesRegistration AcceptedPayment Due
Visiting Graduate Students 
(500+ Level Classes)
Drop/Add Registration Jan. 25 - Jan. 29 Online At Registration 1
Visiting Undergraduate Students 
(100-400 Level Classes)
Drop/Add Registration Jan. 25 - Jan. 29 Online At Registration 1
Cross-Registering Undergraduate Students
(100-400 Level Classes)
Drop/Add Registration Jan. 25 - Jan. 29 Online Not Applicable

1 Payment must be submitted at the time of registration to avoid de-registration.

Winter Session 2021 Registration

Note: Please view the Winter Session FAQ for specific registration windows.

Matriculated Continuing Students

Registration PeriodDatesRegistration AcceptedPayment Due
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Current Cortland Undergraduate Students Pre-Registration (View)

Nov. 9 - Dec. 18

Session I

Online December 4

Nov. 9 - Dec. 28

Session II

Online December 4
GRADUATE STUDENTS
Current Cortland Graduate Students Grad Pre-Registration Nov. 6 - Dec. 18 Online December 4

Visiting and Cross-Registering Students

Registration PeriodDatesRegistration AcceptedPayment Due
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Visiting Undergraduate Students Pre-Registration (View) Nov. 16  - Dec. 18 (Session I) Online December 4 
Nov. 16 - Dec. 28 (Session II) Online December 4
GRADUATE STUDENTS
Visiting Graduate Students Grad Pre-Registration Nov. 16 - Dec. 18 Online December 4

Cross-Registration Deadlines - Cortland Students

  • Summer 2021 Cross Registration Deadline - May 1, 2021
  • Fall 2021 Cross Registration Deadline - August 1, 2021