Registration

Summer Session 2024 Dates

Summer Session includes multiple terms of varying lengths. The Summer Session terms and dates are:

First Day of Class Last Day of Class
10-Week Session May 15 July 29
Session I May 15 June 20
Term A May 15 June 3
Term B June 4 June 20
Session II June 24 July 29
Term C June 24 July 10
Term D July 11 July 29

Classes will not be held and assignments shall not be due on the following days in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27; Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19; and Independence Day on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

SUNY Cortland students: register and pay for classes

As a SUNY Cortland student, you can begin registering for Summer Session when you register for your Fall 2024 courses during the Spring 2024 semester. Undergraduate students need to meet with their academic advisor to receive a PIN to register. 

Student Group

Registration Start Date

Graduate Students

Monday, April 1

Seniors

Tuesday, April 2

Juniors

Thursday, April 4

Sophomores

Monday, April 8

Freshmen

Wednesday, April 10

We encourage you to register for courses online through myRedDragon. Please note the credit limits below. Online registration will remain open through the first day of class for the session that the course is offered. Alternate Registration may be used if necessary for students experiencing errors with registering online.

Current Student Registration Dates and Deadlines 

Full Summer Session Session I    Term A   Term B Session II   Term C   Term D
Online registration begins See the date above related to your class year.
Online registration ends at
11:59 p.m. on date indicated
May 15 June 4 June 24 July 11
Alternate registration  Alternate Registration may be used if necessary for students experiencing errors with registering online.

Confirm Attendance and Pay Bill

Confirm your attendance and pay your tuition and fees online. Summer Session 2024 bills will be issued beginning April 15.  Bills are due on Friday, May 3.

Non-SUNY Cortland students: register and pay for classes

Visiting student registration for Summer Session begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 8. Formal admission to SUNY Cortland is not required to take courses as a visiting student.

A brief overview of the registration steps is outlined below. For more detailed information, please visit the Visiting Student Information on the Registrar’s Office website.

  • 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 with us in the past, you will need to resubmit the form to access Summer Session registration. Please make sure to select "Summer" as the term that you plan to attend.
    • Within in 1 to 3 business days, you will receive an email with a username, password, and other important information. Once you have this information, you can register for your course.
  • Register for your course. Online registration through myRedDragon will be available until a few days before the start of each session. The Guidebook: Registration Instructions and Walk-through includes a detailed overview of how to register for your classes.
    • Registration via myRedDragon remains open through the first day of each term. Alternate Registration may be used if necessary for students experiencing errors with registering online.
    • Please note the important dates and deadlines below.
  • Pay your tuition and fees online.
    • Summer Session 2024 tuition and fee rates are available via Student Accounts.
    • Confirm your attendance and pay your tuition and fees online. Summer Session 2024 bills will be issued beginning on April 15.  Bills are due on Friday, May 3.
    • You can view and pay your tuition and fees online through myRedDragon.  For directions on how to view/print your bill, please see View Your Bill or visit Billing/Payment Information.
    • Students who do not provide payment by the due date will be deregistered.
    • Contact the Student Accounts Office with any billing or payment questions.

Visiting Student Registration Dates and Deadlines 

Full Summer Session Session I    Term A   Term B Session II   Term C   Term D
Online registration begins April 8 at 8 a.m.
Online registration ends at
11:59 p.m. on date indicated
May 15 June 4 June 24 July 11
Alternate registration  Alternate Registration may be used if necessary for students experiencing errors with registering online.

I am an incoming transfer student. Can I register for classes?

Incoming transfer students are eligible to enroll in summer coursework through the Start Strong program. Information will be available in late March 2024. 

Is financial aid available?

Details regarding Summer and Winter Session Eligibility is available through Financial Aid. Questions regarding Aid should be directed to the Financial Aid office. 

How many credits can I take during Summer Session?

Undergraduate students may register for 7 credit hours in each Summer Session (I and II). Graduate students may register for 8 credit hours in each Summer Session (I and II). Term A and B courses count toward the credit total for Session I and Term C and D courses count toward the credit total for Session II.

Terms A, B, C, and D feature 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.

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.

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 Registered Students and Withdrawals and Refunds (available in January 2024) pages 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 Student Accounts page.

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

Contact Us

Darci Contri
Director of Extended Learning

Jeanenne Hall
Program Aide

Phone: 607-753-5643
Fax: 607-753-2959
Miller Building, Room 208
elo@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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