Course Registration Policies
School of Public Health General Registration Policies
Please review the registration policies and procedures carefully, as they may differ depending upon which department you are enrolled in.
Advisement Verification Numbers and Class Permissions Numbers will not be available from Departments until the first day of Advance Registration each semester. Please consult the Academic Calendar to determine when Advance Registration begins.
The deadline for registering for Spring classes is January 1.
The deadline for registering for Summer classes is May 1.
The deadline for registering for Fall classes is May 30.
Classes will be made available to students from other programs after these dates. Early registration is encouraged to ensure a spot in your selected classes.
- Students must meet with their academic advisor for advisement and complete the advisement process.
- Bring the signed advisement form to your home department, or have your advisor email your home department verifying the courses you have been approved to take.
- Your department will provide you with your Advisement Verification Number (AVN) number and permission numbers for all of your courses. Students should not contact the individual departments for course permission numbers.
- Registration numbers will not be given out without either a signed advisement form or an email from your advisor.
Receiving your Registration Numbers
Each department may have different days and times when students can receive registration numbers in person. Please refer to the information provided below to see when staff members are available to provide registration numbers.
*If staff members are not immediately available to provide numbers, you should return at another time. Do not leave the advisement forms on their desk, as they will not be responsible for lost forms.
Internship Registration Policy
To register for an internship, on-campus MPH students must complete an Internship Registration Form and turn it in to Katrina Chamberlain in the Internships and Career Services Office BEFORE beginning work at the internship site. Students will be issued a class permission number when the registration form is received. Students are required to register for the internship in the semester in which it is being completed. It is the responsibility of the student to register for the internship before the last day to add a semester length course. For comprehensive information on internships and internship policies, please refer to the Internship Handbook.
This policy applies only to those students enrolled in the traditional on-campus programs. Students enrolled in the Online MPH in Public Health Practice must contact the Online Program Director.
Registration Priority for On-Campus School of Public Health Classes
School of Public Health on-campus courses are available to matriculated students in the following priority order:
- Students enrolled in a School of Public Health MS, MPH, PhD, DrPH program.
- Students enrolled in the Certificate in Public Health Fundamentals program.
- Non-degree School of Public Health students who meet the criteria for enrollment in the class.
- Students enrolled in other schools and programs at the University at Albany.
Students enrolled in the Online MPH in Public Health Practice are NOT eligible to take classes on-campus.
Waitlist Policy Procedures
Students can request to be placed on the waitlist for a course. Please provide a valid University at Albany email address when requesting to be placed on a waitlist.
Placement on waiting lists is determined by the priority list detailed above and date and time that the request was received.
Please do not email to check on the status of a course and its waitlist. Students will be contacted if there is a seat available.
Please do not contact the instructors as they have neither the course permission numbers for courses, nor the waiting lists for courses.
Most online courses are prioritized for students enrolled in the Online MPH in Public Health Practice and the Certificate in Public Health Fundamentals and Principles programs. Please refer to the Registration Policies for School of Public Health Online Courses to review the priority and waitlist policies for these courses.