Admission and Applications
Thank you for a successful 2019 Summer Sessions. Admission to Summer Sessions 2019 is now closed. Check back in January for our complete 2020 Summer Session course schedule and descriptions as well as all the information needed to enroll in Summer Sessions 2020.
Our fully online Wintersession will run December 19, 2019 through January 17, 2020. All the information you need for Wintersession 2019-20 study at UAlbany will be available on our Wintersession website in October. Advance registration begins Wednesday, October 16!
Visiting and non-degree students wishing to enroll in undergraduate courses for the Fall 2019 term can apply at General Studies Admission and Applications.
Current UAlbany Graduate Students
If you are a current matriculated University at Albany graduate student during the regular academic year, you are already admitted and need only see your assigned academic advisor for course advisement and to obtain clearance to register.
Nondegree Graduate Students
If you are not currently a graduate student at UAlbany, but would like to take one or more graduate courses in the summer, please contact Graduate Admissions.
Current UAlbany Students
If you are a University at Albany student and are a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior during the regular academic year, you are already admitted and need only see your assigned academic advisor for course advisement and to obtain clearance to register. Students who voluntarily withdraw are not automatically eligible to enroll unless readmission has been granted. Students who are academically dismissed at the end of the spring semester may attend the first Summer Sessions only. Any later classes (session 2 and beyond) must be dropped by the student.
Newly Admitted UAlbany Students
If you are a newly admitted freshman or transfer student at the University at Albany for the upcoming fall term and wish to enroll in the summer, you must have your fall application updated to include summer as your starting term. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and file a request to update your admission to summer. You would then need to see your assigned advisor in order to register.
Visiting College Students
If you are visiting from another college/university, or if you have been accepted in the fall to a college/university other than Albany, you will need to apply for admission in the Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions, SS-110. You may apply online.
Visiting High School Students
If you are currently attending high school and entering your senior year, you can apply for admission to the Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions, SS-110. You may apply via mail, fax, or in-person using the High School Application. Please make sure to follow the instructions listed below before applying for admission. High school students may only register for 100- or 200-level courses. Enrollment is on a space-available basis, with priority given to students currently enrolled in colleges and universities.
To apply for admission during Summer Sessions, high school students must:
- Submit an application for non-degree, undergraduate study to the Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions.
- Attach to your application a current high school transcript.
- Attach a letter of reference from your guidance counselor. This letter, written on school letterhead, should attest to your emotional and intellectual readiness for college coursework and indicate that you can reasonably be expected to compete academically with university students.
- Meet any and all stated prerequisites for the course(s) in question.
General Studies Students
If you are a high school graduate, or hold a high school equivalency diploma, or if you have already completed a baccalaureate degree or higher, you may be admitted as a General Studies student. You may apply online.
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 order to process the application: 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.