Fall Policies and Procedures



In response to legislation in New York State, SUNY Oneonta assigned all students an Identification Number unique to Oneonta known as your Oneonta ID#. Although not required, you are strongly encouraged to learn and use your Oneonta ID# when conducting any business with SUNY Oneonta.

  1. You must use a computer with access to the World Wide Web.
  2. Log into your myOneonta account using your Oneonta username and password.
  3. Click on “My Student Profile."
  4. View your ID number.


A student must attend one of the first two class hours in each course as well as the first laboratory (if applicable) or the instructor may declare the student’s place in a course vacant, and give it to another student.


Failure to read this bulletin does not excuse students from the requirements and regulations described herein. SUNY Oneonta reserves the right to cancel any course because of insufficient enrollment or other reasons. Should cancellation be necessary, a student may choose another course or request a full refund.



  • Students who register after August 25 at 3:00pm will be assessed a Late Registration Fee of $40.00.
  • SUNY Oneonta reserves the right to cancel any course which does not maintain sufficient enrollment to warrant its offering.



Returning Students
Where: World Wide Web -or- Registrar’s Office, Netzer 130
When: April 15, 9:00 am


Where: World Wide Web -or- Registrar’s Office, Netzer 130
When: April 15, 9:00 am


Returning Students
Where: World Wide Web -or- Extended and Community Learning Center, 215 Hunt Union
When: TBA (Mid-August)

(Information will be sent to new non-degree undergraduates concerning specific time for registration.)



A student may elect to receive Pass/Fail grading in a course, provided the following conditions are met. Pass/Fail grading must be done at the Registrar’s Office (Netzer 130).

  1. A student must have successfully completed one full semester’s work at Oneonta to be eligible for this option.
  2. Except for courses for which a department has designated Pass/Fail grading, a student may elect only one course per academic semester or summer session to a total of four (4) such semester or summer courses for his/her entire SUNY Oneonta program.
  3. Normally, a student may not elect Pass/Fail grading for required courses in his/her major or specialization, minor, courses taken to satisfy a Basic Curriculum or General Education requirement, or for courses designated by a department as not subject to student option.
  4. A student may take a Pass/Fail option in a required supporting course that is not listed as part of the major field requirement.
  5. A student who has completed his/her major field requirement may take additional hours in his/her major department for Pass/Fail credit.
  6. The student must request Pass/Fail grading at the Registrar’s Office. The final day for changing the request will be the last day of the Add/Drop Period. A student indicating Pass/Fail status may change to a graded basis by indicating this change on an Add/Drop Form. This form must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office before two-thirds of the course has been completed. The final date for these changes shall be set by the Registrar. See Key Dates and Deadlines, a list of important dates published each semester and distributed to students and faculty.
  7. The criterion for “Pass” will be the achievement of the minimum requirements of the course.
  8. The “Pass/Fail” will be entered on the student transcript and the hours successfully completed will count as credits for graduation. Hours graded “Pass/Fail” will not be included in the computation of the student’s grade point average.



Degree Students

All students must be formally admitted to SUNY Oneonta. Those interested in an undergraduate degree must apply through the Admissions Office. Those interested in a graduate degree program must apply through the Graduate Admissions Office.

Non-degree Students

Non-degree students are those who are interested in taking courses for personal or professional enrichment. Non-degree students must apply for admission through the Continuing Education Office. Students may not apply for non-degree status if they have previously been a matriculated student at SUNY Oneonta. These students must apply for readmission through the Academic Advisement Office.

Visiting Students

Visiting students are those undergraduate students in good standing at another accredited college or university who are taking courses at SUNY Oneonta at Oneonta. Official transcripts of all previous college work must be submitted to SUNY Oneonta’s Continuing Education Office.

Visiting students who desire to transfer credit from SUNY Oneonta must submit a written request to the Registrar’s Office for an official transcript to be sent to their home institution. Students are strongly encouraged to seek written approval from their home institution prior to enrolling in courses at SUNY Oneonta.


  1. You must use a computer with access to the World Wide Web.
  2. Log into your myOneonta account using your Oneonta username and password.
  3. Click on My Student Profile.
  4. Click on Registration.

Important Things to Know

  1. When you register for courses, always print your schedule when you are done. Your printed schedule will be your receipt for your registration, so check it carefully to be sure it is correct.
  2. To protect your privacy you must:
    1. Click EXIT at the top right of the webpage.
    2. In the top right corner of the myOneonta window click Logout.
    3. Close your web browser.


The Registrar’s Staff will be available to help in the Registrar’s Office or by telephone at 607-436-2531. The hours of the help line will be: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:30 pm.


All students taking 6 or more credits must meet the following 2 immunization requirements to be eligible to attend SUNY Oneonta. NYS Public Health Law 2165 - proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella. Proof of vaccine status consists of two doses of live measles vaccine administered after 12 months of age and after 1/1/1957; one dose of live mumps vaccine and one dose of live rubella vaccine both administered after 12 months of age. NYS Public Health Law 2167 - provide each student with information about meningococcal disease and prevention strategies and also requires students to provide the Health Center with vaccination date or a record declining the vaccination. SUNY Oneonta cannot permit students to attend more than 30 days without complying with these laws.


Billing and Payment

Semester bills for matriculated undergraduates are available online in early July. Included in the bill are charges for tuition, the comprehensive student fee, room and dining (if applicable) and optional fees. Matriculated undergraduates are billed based on full-time attendance regardless of registration at the time of billing. Part-time students may adjust their bill based on anticipated enrollment. Graduate and non-degree students are billed in late July, based on actual registration with a billing due date of late August. Graduate and non-degree students will receive a postcard.

How to Clear Your Bill

To clear your bill you must sign the semester Authorization Statement and submit appropriate payment. The Authorization Statement is required for all students, even those whose charges are covered by financial aid or other credits.

Tuition and Fees

Information about appeals/waivers for the Comprehensive Student Fee. Information about withdrawing from a class(es) and liability.


The appropriate tuition rate is determined by a combination of student status and course level.

  1. Undergraduate degree candidates will be charged at the undergraduate tuition rate.
  2. Graduate degree candidates will be charged at the graduate rate.
  3. Non-degree students will be charged based on the course level as shown below.
    1000 to 4999 level courses - undergraduate
    5000 to 6999 level courses - graduate

Special Charges

  • Late Registration - $40.00
  • Late Add/Drop - $20.00
  • Administrative Fee - $30.00
  • Late Payment - $30.00
  • Returned Checks - $20.00


It is critical that you follow the proper withdrawal procedure should you decide not to attend one or more classes or to discontinue attendance once you have begun. Students who are dropping their entire course load may not use the Schedule Adjustment Form to do so. Degree-seeking students must process a Voluntary Withdrawal form with the Student Affairs Office (Netzer 119).

Continuing education students must report their withdrawal to the Office of Continuing Education. You must follow withdrawal procedures if you decide not to attend one or more courses that you have registered for. If not attending at all, notify the Continuing Education Office, in writing, before the first class session. You will not be charged under these circumstances, and any monies paid will be refunded. If you are in attendance but later withdraw from any course, obtain a withdrawal form from the Continuing Education Office, have the instructor(s) sign the form, and submit the completed form to the Continuing Education Office. Liability for Tuition and Fees depends on the day of withdrawal, as noted below.

Tuition / Fee Liability

If you complete the withdrawal process before the first day of classes, you will not be liable for any charges, and any monies paid will be refunded. If you withdraw on or after the first day of classes, you will have liability (i.e. If you have paid, your refund will be reduced. If you have not paid, you owe SUNY Oneonta.) On or after the first day of class of any course, you are liable for the SUNY Oneonta Fee of $1.70 per hour. Tuition and fee liability is calculated based on the SUNY mandated schedule at the link above.

Federal Financial Aid Eligibility

Federal financial aid is based on the percentage of time the student is in attendance. Eligibility will be calculated as of the day of withdrawal and any unearned portion will be returned to the aid program. The student will be billed for any aid disbursed to SUNY Oneonta that is not earned. This calculation will occur whether a student officially withdraws or simply stops attending classes. Please consult the Financial Aid Office for further information.


Pay special attention to the notes following any courses in which you are interested.

CRN: This number uniquely identifies each section of each course and is required for registering, adding, and dropping courses.

ACADEMIC CATALOG NUMBER (SUBJ & CRSE): This consists of subject abbreviation and course number denoting level. Subjects are arranged alpha-numerically within academic department. Refer to the Index of Course Offerings for abbreviation translations.


0001-0099 - Developmental/non-credit courses
1000-1999 - Courses appropriate for undergraduate students in their first year of study
2000-2999 - Courses appropriate for undergraduate students in their second year of study

3000-3999 - Courses appropriate for undergraduate students in their third year of study

4000-4999 - Courses appropriate for undergraduate students in their fourth or fifth year of study
5000-6999 - Graduate level coursework

SEC: This reflects the section number assigned to differentiate multiple offerings of the same course.

CRED: This column reflects the semester hours earned upon successful completion of the course. (Exception: non-credit courses count toward full-time enrollment, but do not count in earned hours upon completion of the course.) Where no credit is offered, the course is a required lab for the course listed above it. For variable credit courses (i.e. 1-6), students must select the number of credits desired at the time of registration for the course.

TITLE: This may reflect an abbreviated title. Full titles may be found in the academic catalog.


M - Monday
T - Tuesday
W - Wednesday
R - Thursday
F - Friday
S - Saturday
U - Sunday

TIME: This column indicates the start and end time of the course. TBA - To Be Arranged - Check with Department.

CAP/ACT/REM: These columns list (respectively) the maximum number of seats in the course, the actual enrollment in the course, and the number of remaining seats in the course.

INSTRUCTOR: This column lists the faculty member assigned to the course at the time of publication. SUNY Oneonta reserves the right to make changes in assignment without prior notice.

DATE (MM/DD): Notations in this column indicate the duration of the course (full semester length or part of term).

LOCATION: This column contains buildings and room numbers. Refer to the Buildings Abbreviations for translations. TBA indicates the location is to be arranged - check with the department/instructor.


ADMN - Netzer Administration Building
AFH - Alumni Field House
ALUM - Alumni Hall
BACN - Bacon Hall
BIOF - Biological Field Station
BUGB - Percy I. Bugbee School
COOP - Cooperstown Campus
DNSN - Denison Hall
FACR - Fine Arts Center
FITZ - Fitzelle Hall
HEAL - Counseling, Health and Wellness Center
HCUN - Hunt Union (RDTH - Red Dragon Theater)
HECO - Human Ecology Building
HIRC - Hodgdon Instructional Resource Center
LEEH - Lee Hall
MLIB - Milne Library
MORS - Morris Hall

ONLINE - Course Taught on World Wide Web
PHED - Chase Physical Education Building
PSCI - Physical Science Building
SCHU - Schumacher Hall
SCI1 - Perna Science Building
WILS - Wilsbach Hall

COURSE ATTRIBUTES: These attributes apply to undergraduate degree requirements.

General Education 3
M3 - Mathematics
BC3 - Basic Communication
NS3 - Natural Sciences
SS3 - Social Sciences
H3 - Humanities
A3 - The Arts
AM3 - American History
WC3 - Western Civilization
OW3 - World Civilizations
FL3 - Foreign Language

Dragon Academy (General Education)

OCOM - Oral Communication

WCOM - Written Communication

DESJ - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Social Justice

MAT - Quantitative Reasoning

NSCI - Scientific Reasoning

HUMA - Humanities

SOSC - Social Sciences

ARTS - Arts

UHCE - U.S. History & Civic Engagement

WHGA - World History & Global Awareness

WLAN - World Languages

CTR - Critical Thinking and Reasoning

IL - Information Literacy

GL - Global Literacy


LA - Liberal Arts

OCS - Oral Communication Skills

OER - Open Educational Resource
OL - Distance Learning Format
SL - Service Learning
SUSF - Sustainability Focused
SUSR - Sustainability Related

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