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 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
  5. For those applicants taking a non-degree course to prepare for admission into a master's degree program at SUNY Poly:
    Your application will go to Graduate Admissions and you will be required to submit an unofficial transcript with bachelor's degree posted to the Graduate Admissions Office. Scan/email | Fax: 315-792-7221
  6. For all other applicants:
    Submit a copy of your unofficial college transcript to the Registrar's office:
    Registrar's Office | | Fax: 315-792-7802 | Phone: 315-792-7265
    Note: if you are requesting a graduate course, your unofficial transcript must have your bachelor’s degree posted on it.
  7. Wait to hear back from the Registrar or Graduate Admissions 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 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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Detailed information, brochures and forms can be mailed to you upon request.


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Complete and submit your application to SUNY Polytechnic Institute.