Start now and earn college credit as a nondegree, undergraduate student.

SUNY Empire State University offers 15- and 8-week courses and an opportunity to take some of our most popular undergraduate courses towards 

Looking for a specific course?

You may Browse the Term Guide for courses in specific terms, or view the Course Catalog for courses offered across the college in the next year. Please note: course offerings in any term depend on available space and resources. View and Find Courses in the Term Guide.

Start now and enroll.

To register, you must first apply to be a nondegree student.

Have questions?

Contact us at 800-847-3000 or email

Once accepted, follow these steps to complete the registration process:

First Step:

Establish signing into your MySUNYEmpire student services portal.

Which best describes you?

I am a newly accepted undergraduate student.
Please check your email for a message from SUNY Empire, which contains your username, an account activation link, instructions to claim and set your password, and information for setting up your Multi-factor authentication (MFA).
I already have a SUNY Empire account.
If you are a returning student, you already have a SUNY Empire account. If you forgot your password, you can learn more about managing your password at If you need technical help with a password reset, contact the IT Service Desk for assistance.

How you can successfully log in

To be successful at logging into some of the college applications and systems, you will need to:


  • Look for an email from SUNY Empire with the subject line, “SUNY Empire State Account Claim Information.” Check your SPAM or JUNK folders just in case.
  • Whitelist your email so that you do not miss hearing from your mentor or college offices.
  • Username format is: The ### is the last three digits of the ID number you received upon acceptance to the college.
  • Visit our student technology page for answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).
  • Contact our  for assistance.

How to Register

View and register for classes at

Courses are offered online and in-person. Learn about the types of courses available at SUNY Empire.

Watch how to register or read the Registration Quick Guide.

If you wish to register for Express Term sessions, view how to choose a specific session; as you Begin or Modify (your) Registration.

Order Course Materials

Please order your course materials as early as possible to allow time for order processing and shipping. Course materials can be viewed and ordered through our online bookstore.

COVID-19 vaccination update - April 11, 2023

State University of New York Chancellor John B. King, Jr. today announced that a COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be mandated for students to attend SUNY’s 64 campuses, effective for summer courses, which coincides with the official end of the national public health emergency by President Biden’s administration yesterday.

Moving forward, COVID-19 vaccinations will be strongly encouraged for students, which is consistent with other viruses including influenza and mpox. Faculty and staff will also be encouraged to stay up to date on vaccinations.

"The safety of SUNY's students is our first and foremost priority, and while COVID is no longer an emergency, we will not lose sight of the impact it continues to have on us," said SUNY Chancellor King. “Across SUNY we will continue to monitor cases and make adjustments as needed, but even more importantly, we will look to increase the overall health and wellness support we provide our students.”

Tuition and Fees

How much are SUNY Empire's tuition and fees?

Your University Email

Your university email is very important as it is how the university communicates important information to you. The university uses emails to send updates regarding university registration and payment deadlines, academic support workshop, events happening at the university, and more.

Please login at and check your university email regularly for important updates.

The email address and password to access your mailbox will be the same as your SUNY Empire login (firstname_lastname### Further information regarding Microsoft 365 for Students - Getting Started.

If you would like to request to forward your university email to your personal email account, or update your personal email address on file with the university, navigate to SUNY Empire Student Email Forward Settings.

How to Pay

How much are SUNY Empire's tuition and fees?

What is the Time Payment Plan? We offer a time payment plan that allows you to pay portions of your balance throughout the term. Sign up for the time payment plan must be set up by the payment due date. There is a non-refundable $25 processing fee that is included in the overall balance. You will be billed for the remaining amount over two months. To sign up for the time payment plan, log into MySUNYEmpire and click on the circle that says "Student Accounts." Then click on the circle that says "Touchnet Portal." For more information, view the video, How to Enroll in the Time Payment Plan.

Do you receive tuition assistance through an employer, union, or other organization, known as third-party sponsorship?

Once Registration is Complete

Once you register for a course, we will generate a bill. Monitor your Student Account online in MySUNYEmpire and click on the circle that says "Student Accounts." Then click on the circle that says "Touchnet Portal."

SUNY System Cross Registration

At the completion of the course with SUNY Empire, the Office of Student Accounts will upload an invoice for your home institution. You are responsible for paying fees at both institutions.

Outside SUNY System or Consortium Agreement

If your home institution is outside of the SUNY system and you are cross-registering into SUNY Empire using a consortium agreement, please read the section Cross Registration for SUNY or Outside SUNY System.

Unpaid accounts are referred to a third party collection agency. See Collection of Unpaid Accounts for more information.

Transcript Request Once Course Completed

At the completion of your course with SUNY Empire, it is your responsibility to order an official transcript order official transcript from our website and send it to your home institution.

SUNY System Cross Registration

At the completion of your course with SUNY Empire, The Office of the Registrar will upload a SUNY Empire transcript to the SUNY online portal.

Outside SUNY System or Consortium Agreement

At the completion of your course with SUNY Empire, it is your responsibility to order official transcript from our website and send it to your home institution.

Dates and Deadlines

See the Academic Calendar for important information regarding dates and deadlines.


Contact: 1Stop Student Services
Visit: Virtual Student Services 24/7 online at 1Stop
Phone: 800-847-3000, ext. 2285


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Even if you’re not pursuing a degree, you can take courses to prepare for college-level study, stay current in your field or improve your job skills.

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