Online Application

Registration for Wintersession 2019 is now closed. Applications are no longer being accepted. These courses will again be offered fully online in our 2019 Summer Sessions. Advance registration begins Monday, March 11, 2019.

The online application is no longer available for Wintersession 2018-19 admission. Visiting or General Studies students wishing to apply for Wintersession 20118-19 must do so by fax, email or in person by 11 a.m., Thursday, December 20, 2018, using the Nondegree Registration Application. Applications received after the 12/20 11 a.m. deadline will not be processed.

Wintersession 2018-19 will begin Thursday, December 20, 2018, and run through Friday, January 18, 2019. All Wintersession courses are fully online delivered in Blackboard 9.1 and accessible via the Internet. Advance registration begins Wednesday, October 17.

Please check back the first week in October for all the information you will need for Wintersession 2018-19 study at UAlbany.

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 2018 advance registration--Wednesday, October 18.
A registration confirmation packet will be sent to you via e-mail within 3-5 business days after processing.


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, 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

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Registration will continue until the first day of the winter session. Please be aware that if you send your application before October 17, 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


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.


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


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 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, 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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