Online Application

Online General Studies Application Instructions

Advance registration for the Fall 2018 term begins Wednesday, March 21.

Students MUST read all instructions below before completing the online application.

This application should be completed by undergraduate students who are:

  • Matriculated at a college other than the University at Albany and do not have an application pending at this University.
  • High school graduates who have been formally admitted to a college other than the University at Albany.
  • Current General Studies students enrolled at the University at Albany.
  • Students not currently affiliated but have previously attended a college or university. New applicants must also provide an unofficial transcript of any previous college work.
  • Recipients of Bachelor's degrees, but not currently graduate students at the University at Albany.

This application should NOT be completed by undergraduate students who are:

  • Current matriculated (degree-seeking) undergraduate students at the University at Albany.
  • Current matriculated graduate students at the University at Albany.
  • High school students.
  •  Prior matriculated undergraduate students at UAlbany and who have not yet received a Bachelor's degree.

International Students

International students, students who are residents of countries other than the United States, that wish to take nondegree, undergraduate summer classes at UAlbany must first obtain clearance through the Office of International Students & Scholar Services.  You can reach them at 518-591-8172 or  Those students who hold a green card do not need to obtain clearance through ISSS, but are required to submit their green card to our office in order to be admitted. Applications for international students can not be processed until the appropriate documents are received by our office.

Advance Registration

This application is currently valid for Fall 2018 registration only. Registration for Fall 2018 begins Wednesday, March 21, 2018, and continues through the first day of classes. Please be aware that if you submit your application before March 21, we will not process your application until that date. The Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions does suggest registering for your fall classes early to increase your chances for enrollment in your desired course(s).

Application Confirmation

Once you have submitted your online application, an automatic message will confirm your online application has been received. If you do not receive this confirmation, please resubmit your application and/or contact our office at (518) 442-5140 or

Course Enrollment

Please list courses for which you wish to be registered using our catalog # and class # format only (i.e. A Bio 110, #2045). If you do not list a class number, we are unable to determine the section you prefer and we will register you for the first available section.

Registration Confirmation

Once your application is processed, you will receive a confirmation of your schedule and a complete registration packet via email. This confirmation will also list any problems with the course(s) you requested such as closed to further enrollment or restricted to a particular type of student. If you do not receive this confirmation packet via email within 5 to 7 business days after application submission, please contact our office at (518) 442-5140 or

Transferring Credits

If you are a degree student at another school, it is your responsibility to gain approval for course transferability to your home school program. Be sure to see your advisor before registering for courses. By submitting this form, the Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions will officially register you for the requested course(s) providing the course(s) is still open and has no restrictions placed on it.

Tuition Payments

Once we have enrolled you for classes, you have incurred 100% financial liability for tuition and fee charges connected with your registration unless you officially withdraw or drop courses by the appropriate liability deadlines. An E-Bill will be generated for the total credit hours listed on your schedule. Please pay this by its due date or late charges will be assessed.


If your plans change and you do not wish to attend classes at UAlbany after you have been registered, you must officially withdraw by the published deadlines to cancel your tuition liability. You may withdraw using MyUAlbany, the University's web-based student service system, in person at our office, or you may write, fax, or e-mail a request to the Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions. Nonattendance, or failure to log-on to your online course, does NOT constitute a withdrawal and will NOT delete your tuition charges.

Enrollment Adjustments

You may add or drop/withdraw from a course(s) via MyUAlbany, in person at our office, or you may write, fax, or e-mail a letter requesting your changes. Please send any correspondence to Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions, SS-110, University at Albany, Albany, NY 12222. Our fax number is (518) 442-5149. Please be sure to call our office after faxing your letter to confirm it was received. If requesting a drop, your drop date will be the postmark or email or fax date of your request. We will email a confirmation when your request has been processed.

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