Visiting Students

Welcome to SUNY Cortland!

SUNY Cortland welcomes students from other campuses and our community during all of our academic sessions, including our summer sessions and winter sessions. You are able to view our complete course offerings using our public schedule of classes.

The establishment of your Cortland student record and your Cortland ID will take place in the Registrar's Office. Additional Summer and Winter Session support is provided by the Office of Extended Learning: Summer and Winter Session.  Information regarding when and how you can register will be sent to you by email once you submit the Visiting Student Form.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students who do not attend Cortland as a matriculated student may enroll in courses on a part-time, non-degree basis up to 11.5 credit hours.

High School Students

Qualified high school juniors and seniors are eligible to enroll in 100 or 200 level courses at Cortland as part-time, non-degree students with a letter of recommendation from their school guidance counselors. High school students may enroll for a maximum of 4 credit hours per semester.

Graduate Students

Students who hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to attend graduate courses may do so on a part-time, non-degree basis up to 9 credit hours.

SUNY Cross Registration Option

If you are a visiting student attending under the SUNY-wide cross-registration agreement please review our cross-registration page for additional information and instructions.


Visiting students must complete a Visiting Student Form to establish a student record.  A form must be completed for each term you wish to attend.  You will receive a welcome email within two business days that will give you information on how and when you may register for that term. NOTE: Registration for summer and winter sessions ends at noon on the first day of each term. Please visit the Winter Session FAQ or Summer Session FAQ for more information on winter and summer sessions.

Step 1: Visiting Student Form

Complete the Visiting Student Information Form to establish your student record.

Please note that you must complete this form to admit and be eligible to register at least one entire business day prior to the end of a registration period. Late forms are not accepted.

Please review your email settings and be assured you can accept all messages from If you do not receive an initial welcome email within three business days, please contact us.

Step 2: Register and Pay Tuition

Access to myRedDragon (our student portal) is granted as part of an overnight process.  You will be able to access the portal the day after you receive your email. You will need to register prior to the web registration closing date as explained in your email.

When registering online, you will be required to complete the Code of Conduct acknowledgement and sign up for NY-Alert (emergency notification system).

Pay Your Tuition and Fees

All students are billed electronically. Students are required to access myRedDragon to view and pay the tuition bill.

Please review the Billing/Payment Information for Student Accounts for further information. You will find billing and payment due deadlines on their Important Dates and Deadlines page. You may contact the Student Accounts Office with any payment or billing concerns at 607-753-2313 or at

Step 3: Attend

Once you have registered and paid your tuition and fees, you're ready to attend class!

Please review the course schedule for information about class dates, and our Important Dates and Deadlines for information about withdrawal or drop/add dates for a spring or fall class.

For withdrawal or drop/add dates for a summer or winter class, please review our Summer Session or Winter Session pages. You may contact our Extended Learning Office from either site for more information.

The resources below will help you navigate. 

Office Information

Registrar's Office
Miller Building Room 203
Phone: 607-753-4702
Fax: 607-753-2959

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Office opens at 10 a.m. on Thursdays to accommodate common meetings.

Contact Information and Staff