General Studies

General Studies students can now register for the Fall 2015 semester directly online. First-time applicants who previously attended college must also provide a transcript of prior college work.

The Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions will be closed Monday, December 23, through Wednesday, January 1, for the university-wide 2013/14 Intersession Energy Savings Initiative. Regular business hours will resume on Thursday, January 2.

If you are enrolled in a Wintersession course and need assistance, please contact the ITS HelpDesk at (518) 442-3700 or submit a Service Desk Request at

About General Studies

The Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions admits and registers nondegree students for undergraduate credit classes.  Courses taken as a nondegree student may count toward graduation credits if you apply and are admitted into a degree program at UAlbany. 

Each year, many General Studies students apply for admission to degree programs and are accepted by the Undergraduate Admissions office.

Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions
University at Albany
Social Science, Room 110
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
Ph: (518) 442-5140
Fx: (518) 442-5149