Online General Studies Application Instructions
This application is currently active for Fall 2021 registration only. Advance registration for the Fall 2021 term begins Thursday, April 22, and continues thru the last day of late registration for the term. The Office of General Studies does suggest registering for your fall classes early to increase your chances for enrollment in your desired course(s).
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, individuals studying in the United States on a non-immigrant, temporary visa that allows for academic study at the post-secondary level, that wish to take nondegree, undergraduate summer classes at the University at Albany must provide the following information in the space provided on the application in order to prevent delays in application processing: country of citizenship; U.S. Visa type; I-94 expiration date or SEVIS I-20/DS-2019 program end date; Passport # and a copy of their Passport bio page. Permanent residents, individuals who have been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis, must supply their Green Card # as well as a copy of their Green Card. Passport bio page or Green Card copies should be emailed to [email protected].
This application is currently valid for Fall 2021 registration only. Advance registration for Fall 2021 begins Thursday, April 22, and continues through the last day of late registration for the term. Please be aware that if you submit your application before April 22, we will not process your application until that date. The Office of General Studies does suggest registering for your fall classes early to increase your chances for enrollment in your desired course(s).
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 [email protected] or (518) 442-5140.
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.
Once your application is processed, you will receive a confirmation of your schedule and a complete registration packet sent to you via email within 3-5 business days. 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 packet in your INBOX within that time frame, please first check your SPAM/JUNK mail folder. Individual security settings may mistakenly deliver it to that location. If the packet is not in either location, please contact our office at [email protected] or (518) 442-5140.
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.
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 or you may e-mail or fax 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.
You may add or drop/withdraw from a course(s) via MyUAlbany or you may request your changes via e-mail or fax. 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 email or fax date of your request. We will email a confirmation when your request has been processed.
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