Admission and Applications

Advance registration for Wintersession 2019-20 begins Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Please check back the first week in October for all the information you will need for Wintersession 2019-20 study at UAlbany.

The Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions will be closed Wednesday, December 23, through Friday, January 1, for the university-wide 2015/16 Intersession Energy Savings Initiative. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, January 4.

For assistance using Blackboard, including log on and password issues, please contact the ITS HelpDesk at (518) 442-3700 or submit a Service Desk Request.

Best wishes for a successful Wintersession!

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

If you added yourself to a wait list via the Automated WaitList Process in MyUAlbany, you may have been successfully moved from the waitlist and enrolled in a class for wintersession. To confirm if you have been enrolled or not, please log into MyUAlbany and view your class schedule. If you were enrolled and do not wish to take the class, you must drop it from your schedule by 11:59 pm, Friday, December 21, to avoid financial liability. View the complete Wintersession 2016 Tuition Liability Schedule for deadlines on dropping and course tuition liability.


Albany Undergraduate Students

Current 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 have been academically dismissed or who voluntarily withdraw are not automatically eligible to enroll unless readmission has been granted.

Newly Admitted Students
If you are a newly admitted transfer or freshman student at the University at Albany for the spring semester, you are not eligible to register for the Wintersession term.

Visiting Students

College or College-Bound Students
If you are visiting from another college/university, or if you have been accepted in the spring to a college/univeristy 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 or download and submit the Nondegree Registration Application as a scanned email attachment to [email protected].

High School Students
If you are currently attending high school as a senior, you can apply for admission to the Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions. You may register by completing and submitted the High School Application and all required documents to [email protected]. 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 the Wintersession term, high school students must:

  1. Submit an application for nondegree, undergraduate study to the Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions.
  2. Attach to your application a current high school transcript.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 or or complete and submit the Nondegree Registration Application as a scanned email attachment to [email protected].

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].


Submitting your application and the resulting registration makes you liable for tuition charges for the total of your registered credit hours.

Current UAlbany Students

If you are already matriculated as a degree-seeking students at the University at Albany, you only need to see your academic advisor for your Winter AVN and appointments time for registering for Wintersession on MyUAlbany. You will register as you normally would for any other academic semester.

Visiting Students and General Studies Students

Use this application if you are an undergraduate student who is:

  1. Matriculated at another college other than the University at Albany and who does not have an application pending at this University.
  2. A high school graduate who is not currently affiliated with a college/university.
  3. A student who holds a bachelor’s degree or higher and is not currently a graduate student at the University at Albany.

Online Application
Nondegree Registration Application

High School Students

Please be sure to follow the detailed instructions regarding your admission.

High School Application