General Studies


Advance registration for the Fall 2019 term begins Monday, March 11. This application is currently valid for Fall 2019 registration only. Registration for Spring 2019 begins Wednesday, October 17, 2018, and continues through the first day of classes. Please be aware that if you submit your application before October 17, we will not process your application until that date. The Office of General Studies does suggest registering for your spring classes early to increase your chances for enrollment in your desired course(s).

The Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions will be closed Wednesday, December 23, through Friday, January 1, for the university-wide 2015/16 Intersession Energy Savings Initiative. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, January 4.

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



ACHM120 (Class #10468) - General Chemistry I - for non-degree undergrad General Studies students only. Course is primarily online with the midterm and final taken in-person on campus or at an approved exam location. Click here for more information. Fall 2018 classes start Monday, August 27.

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