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Frequently Asked Questions

When do I register for classes?

  • New students must complete the New START workshop and meet with an advisor prior to registration.
  • Continuing students registration for the Fall semester begins in April and registration for the Winter Interim, Spring & Summer semesters begins in November.
  • Continuing students are required to prepare to meet with their assigned advisor and receive a registration PIN each semester in order to register online.
  • To prepare for meeting with your Advisor, select "Student Services/Resources" on your MySUNYOrange dashboard, and in the Academic Advising and Career Planning box, select "Prepare to Meet with Your Advisor"

The Registrar's office can provide more information.

How do I create a draft schedule?

  • Prepare to meet with an advisor each semester. To do this, select "Student Services/Resources" on your MySUNYOrange dashboard, and in the Academic Advising and Career Planning box, select "Prepare to Meet with Your Advisor"
  • Scheduling Worksheets are helpful when you create your draft schedule.
  • Identify the classes you need to register for using Degree Works and a copy of your program sheet found in the college catalog.
  • Login to your mySUNYOrange account, click on the Student Academics tab, and Course Schedule Search.
  • Write down the CRN number, section, time and day of the classes you would like to register for.
  • Bring your draft schedule with you to your advising meeting to get a registration PIN or a signed registration form.
  • Students who are eligible to register online receive an alternate registration PIN code from their academic advisor and may register from any computer on campus or home.

Some things to consider:

  • Start with a weekly planner and block out days and times you cannot take classes
  • Schedule the classes you need most and those there are fewer sections of 
  • Note that some classes are only offered in Fall or Spring; check the college catalog or course description 
  • Note that some classes begin later into the semester; be aware of the start date of your selected class
  • Fill in time gaps with classes that have many sections or that are available during another semester
  • When searching the online schedule, click on a class CRN number (course resource number) for any important details and be sure to note which campus the class is on!

M=Middletown; N=Newburgh; V = Virtual (online/asynchronous); RS = Remote Synchronous; BL = Blended (synchronous and asynchronous combined); O=Other

What do "Remote Synchronous", "Virtual", and "Blended" mean?

Due to COVID-19 some courses are being offered remotely. The key for campus codes is:

· V = Virtual Campus Online: Fully remote/online learning with asynchronous instruction (on students’ own time). There are no designated days/times for real time instruction. Students use Blackboard to access class
materials, participate in class and submit their work. No on campus presence is required.

· RS = Remote Synchronous: Remote/online learning with real time instruction at the designated day/time indicated on the schedule. Instructors may use a web-based video conferencing tool (for example: Collaborate or Zoom) to teach the class and interact with students. No on campus presence is required.

· BL = Blended: Remote/online learning that integrates some synchronous (real time) instruction at the designated days/times indicated on the schedule and some asynchronous instruction (on students’ own 
time). The instructor may use a web-based video conferencing tool (for example: Collaborate or 
Zoom) to teach the real-time portions of the class. Blackboard may be used for the asynchronous 
portion of the class. No on campus presence is required.

· M = Middletown campus: Plan to attend class at the Middletown campus at the designated days and times. Some remote/online instruction may be required during the scheduled days and times on the schedule.  

· N = Newburgh campus: Plan to attend class at the Newburgh campus at the designated days and times. Some remote/online instruction may be required during scheduled days and times on the schedule.

How do I change my schedule or Add / Drop a class?

  • Students should discuss schedule changes with an advisor to be sure the desired changes do not negatively impact academic progress or financial aid.
  • Students can use their registration PIN to make changes to their schedules until the end of the Add/Drop period, check the current registration calendar for the deadline. After the Add/Drop period, advisor approval is required to drop a class, Instructor and Department Chair permission is required to add a class. While we are working remotely due to COVID-19 please email advising@sunyorange.edu to discuss schedule changes.

Please note:

  • What date you drop a class determines whether you receive a refund. Please see Student Accounts' Refund Policies page for further information.
  • Changes made to your schedule after the semester begins may incur additional charges.

Is there a specific Advisor that I must see?

The name of your assigned Advisor is found in Degree Works.

After your first semester you will be assigned an advisor from the faculty. If you changed your degree or have not been assigned an Advisor, please email advising@sunyorange.edu.

All students are required to consult with an advisor in order to receive a registration PIN to register for classes.

Where should I go for advising when the Fall and Spring semesters have ended?

When Faculty Advisors are not readily available on campus (typically summer and winter breaks), students may contact the Academic Advising Office. Advisors will have limited availability to assist continuing students during these times. Use the Virtual Advising Office (Zoom) link in the Student Services/Resources tab to speak with any available academic advisor. Please refer to our virtual office walk-in schedule or email advising@sunyorange.edu.

How do I make sure that the courses I am taking are part of my degree?

Degree Works is your degree auditing application. Use it alongside a copy of your degree planning sheet from the college catalog.

To access Degree Works, login to your MySUNYOrange account then click on the link for Degree Works. Please review the "Degree Works Report" video posted on the Student Services/Resources tab. Students should meet with their assigned Advisor to discuss proper course sequencing.

Where do I find textbook information for my classes?

The SUNY Orange campus bookstore has a search feature that you can use along with your course schedule to locate the books required for each course. Be sure to have the course section available during your search, the required materials may differ by section.

When do I pay for the courses I am registered for?

Each semester there are deadlines for payment. These deadlines and payment options can be found on the Student Accounts page. Also, you must submit a certificate of residence annually in order to pay in-state tuition rates.

How do I apply for financial aid?

The Financial Aid Office, has an assortment of material online to help students and their families understand their FAFSA forms and loan information.

I am interested in applying for a scholarship.

The SUNY Orange scholarship process is managed by the SUNY Orange Foundation, an independent non-profit organization dedicated to generating funds and building resources to enhance learning opportunities for students and the community. Through the efforts of the Foundation and the generosity of many private donors, SUNY Orange awards approximately 250 scholarships each academic year.

I am not sure what I want to do after college, where can I go to find career information?

Students can visit the webpage for Office of Career and Internship Services to perform a career interest inventory to identify a preferred career field based on personal values and interests.

Representatives can provide valuable information about job opportunities and career trends and conduct several workshops on different topics throughout the semester. Take advantage of this great resource!

How do I apply for graduation?

Fill out the Application for Graduation and submit it to registrar@sunyorange.edu.