Welcome to Wintersession


Wintersession 2016 will begin Monday, December 21, 2015 and run through Tuesday, January 19, 2016. All Wintersession courses are fully online delivered in Blackboard 9.1 and accessible via the Internet. Advance registration begins Wednesday, October 21.


Please check back the first week in October for all the information you will need for Wintersession 2016 study at UAlbany.

The online application is no longer available for Wintersession 2017 admission. Visiting or General Studies students wishing to apply for Wintersession 2017 may do so by fax, email or in person by 11 a.m., Friday, December 23, 2016, using the Nondegree Registration Application. Applications received after the 12/23 11 a.m. deadline will not be processed.


If you added yourself to a wait list via the Automated WaitList Process in MyUAlbany, you may have been successfully moved from the waitlist and enrolled in a class for wintersession. To confirm if you have been enrolled or not, please log into MyUAlbany and view your class schedule. If you were enrolled and do not wish to take the class, you must drop it from your schedule by 11:59 pm, Monday, December 26, to avoid financial liability. View the Wintersession 2017 Tuition Liability Schedule for deadlines on dropping and course tuition liability.

Enrolled in a Wintersession course? All enrolled students can access their courses two weeks before the first day of classes (beginning on Friday, December 9, 2016) via MyUAlbany. For additional information, please review the 2017 Wintersession "Getting Started" information. Students are encouraged to use the two weeks before the winter term begins to review the course schedule and syllabus and familiarize themselves with the system. Technical issues (if any) should be resolved prior to the Wintersession start date of Friday, December 23, 2016.


Applications are no longer being accepted for Wintersession 2017. These courses will again be offered fully online in our 2017 Summer Sessions. Advance registration begins Monday, March 20, 2017.

The Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions will be closed for the holidays on Monday, December 26, and Monday, January 2. The office will be on reduced operating hours during the University's Intersession Energy Savings Initiative (December 21, 2016 - January 18, 2017). Regular business hours will resume on Thursday, January 19.

For assistance using Blackboard, including log on and password issues, please contact the ITS HelpDesk at (518) 442-3700 or submit a Service Desk Request.

Best wishes for a successful Wintersession!

PLEASE NOTE: A Blackboard outage to install required updates has been scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 2016, from 2:45AM - 1:00PM. During this time, access to fully online Wintersession courses WILL NOT be available. Enrolled students should plan their time accordingly. Additional information on the updates can be found here.


Thanks for a successful Wintersession 2017. Grades will be posted and available to students via MyUAlbany beginning Monday, January 23, at noon.

Need a transcript? Transcripts can be requested online or in person through the Registrar's Office.

An expanded catalog of fully online courses as well as tradtional classroom courses will be offered thoughout our 2017 Summer Sessions. Click here for all the information you need for Summer 2017 study at UAlbany. Enrollment begins Monday, March 20!

Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions
University at Albany, SS-110
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
Phone: (518) 442-5140
Fax: (518) 442-5149

  • Wintersession courses begin Friday, December 23, 2016.

  • All wintersession courses are completely online. Enjoy the convenience of taking classes anywhere, anytime!
  • Earn up to eight credits in four weeks.
  • Select from a wide range of courses, many fulfilling one or more general education requirements.
  • Advance registration begins Wednesday, October 19.
  • Ready to enroll?
  • All the information needed for Wintersession 2017 study at UAlbany is available through this site, or by contacting:
  • For your information

    The Automated Wait List process in MyUAlbany is available on all fully online Wintersession undergraduate courses. This function allows students to add themselves directly through MyUAlbany to a wait list once a class section reaches full enrollment. Additional details on the Automated Wait List process are available below: