Online Application

Wintersession 2021-22 will begin Monday, December 20, 2021, and run through Friday, January 14, 2022. All Wintersession courses are fully online delivered in Blackboard 9.1 and accessible via the Internet. The online application for visiting and non-degree undergraduate students will be available the first week in October.

Applications submitted online are received in our office the NEXT business day. We will begin processing applications in the order received on the first day of Winter 2021-22 advance registration-Wednesday, October 13.

A registration confirmation packet will be sent to you via e-mail within 3-5 business days after processing. 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.

 The online application is no longer available for Wintersession 20-21 admission. Visiting or General Studies students wishing to apply for Wintersession 2020-21 must do so by email ([email protected]) by 11 a.m., Thursday, December 17, 2020, using the Nondegree Registration Application. Applications received after the 12/17 11 a.m. deadline will not be processed.

Online Winter Application Instructions

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.
  • Not currently affiliated with a college or university.
  • 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, 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]. To determine financial liability, please review Per Credit Tuition and Fee Rates for Winter 2021.

Advance Registration

Registration begins on Friday, October 30, 2020. Registration will continue until the first day of the winter session. Please be aware that if you send your application before October 30, we will not process your application until that date. The Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions does suggest registering for your winter 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 [email protected].

Course Enrollment

Please list course(s) 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. The maximum course load during the Wintersession term is 8 credit hours at the undergraduate level and 6 credit hours at the graduate level. Once enrolled, you will be charged the Per Credit Tuition and Fee Rates for Winter 2021 connected with your registration

Registration Confirmation

Once your application has been 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, please contact our office at (518) 442-5140 or [email protected]

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 Costs & Payments

Once we have enrolled you for classes, you have incurred 100% financial liability for the Per Credit Tuition and Fee Rates for Winter 2021 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 winter 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 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, or you may submit an e-mail to our office requesting your changes. If requesting a drop, your drop date will be the date of your request. We will email a confirmation when your request has been processed.

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 Online Application