Application + Registration Process

The process for application, approval and registration has been streamlined to make it easier for you to get the classes you want or need. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Review the Course Schedule by going to our website and searching the course listing.
  2. Select a class or classes that work for you. Please look for open slots in the class, noted in the “AVL” column. If there is a “0” listed, look for another class that has availability. Also look in the “Notes:” column to see if there are any pre-requisites or restrictions for the class.
  3. Write down the “CRN”, the “Subj” and “Crs” for your preferred class. Example: CRN 1115, BUS 101
  4. Complete the Non-Matriculated Student Application (pdf).
  5. Submit completed application along with a copy of your unofficial college transcript to the appropriate office:
    Office of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) | | Fax: 315-792-7278 | Phone: 315-792-7270
    Graduate Admissions Office | | Fax: 315-792-7221
     | Phone: 315-792-7347
    Note: if you are requesting a graduate course, your unofficial transcript must have your bachelor’s degree posted on it.
  6. Wait to hear back from the appropriate office regarding next steps.


  • As a non-degree student, you are limited to 16 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours. Exceptions to that rule are allowed if you have been accepted into a program in a future term or with approval from the Department Chair.
  • Some classes are restricted to matriculated students only. You will be notified immediately if you have requested a class that is restricted.
  • As soon as our matriculated students have had an opportunity to pre-register, non-degree requests will be reviewed.  Requests are reviewed on a first-come basis, so be sure to apply early!
  • Non-degree students are ineligible from receiving federal and state financial aid (TAP, Pell, Federal Direct Student Loan, etc.) for courses taken at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. However, a student may apply for a private student loan through a lender of his/her choice. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at or 315-792-7210  for additional information.

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