General Studies and Summer Sessions



The virtual Office of General Studies & Summer Sessions is open for business.

While staff in the Office of the General Studies & Summer Sessions are not physically present in the office, you may contact us at [email protected] or [email protected] (for questions and information on Summer Sessions) or [email protected] (for questions and information on Wintersession). We will answer inquiries and make arrangements to serve your needs.

Advance registration for the Fall 2021 term begins Thursday, April 22, and continues thru the last day of late registration for the term. Visiting and non-matriculated students can apply for the Fall 2021 term via the General Studies Online Application. Visiting and non-matriculated students wishing to enroll in Summer 2021 classes may do so via the Summer 2021 Online Application. Advance registration for Summer 2021 begins Monday, March 22.

We are taking every reasonable step to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and families. We thank you for your patience while we continue to serve you in alternate ways.

Please continue to monitor our COVID-19 information web page, which contains all communications sent to our University community, as well as regular updates.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, all Summer Sessions 2020 courses at the University at Albany are being offered fully online. Students now have access to more than 500 credit-bearing graduate and undergraduate courses. Offerings include many popular courses as well as over 100 general education options. Convenient four- or six-week sessions are scheduled throughout the summer.


Welcome to the Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions.


General Studies 


General Studies 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. 


Summer Sessions 

Summer is an ideal time to study. The summer program at UAlbany offers undergraduate and graduate credit by attending classes offered in the traditional classroom setting, attending courses online, studying abroad, or working in community service. The calendar's four- and six-week sessions offer the flexibility to complete a class, work a summer job and go on vacation.


The Wintersession program is offered through the Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions.  Wintersession offers an array of totally online courses over a four-week period. 

Locating Our Office

The Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions is located in the Social Science Building, Room 110.  View the University at Albany campus map to pinpoint our location.

Office Hours (Virtual)

Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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