A current student is a degree-seeking student who was enrolled last semester in an approved degree or certificate program
How to Register
STEP 1: Clear Any Holds On Account
Any holds on your account that may prevent registration need to be cleared BEFORE you try to register.
STEP 2: Advisement
Currently enrolled degree seeking students must meet with and obtain permission (signature) or on-line registration PIN (if applicable) from their assigned advisor to schedule classes each semester. Office hours are posted by each faculty member's office door. Please refer to the steps for in-person and online registration at the Academic Advising website
STEP 3: In-Person or Online Registration
Priority registration is available for currently enrolled students; check the schedules for each semester for exact available dates.
For students with official majors in the Health Professions and Exercise Studies programs, and students who have completed 30 credits or more, some dates for priority registration are also posted. View registration schedule on the Course Schedules page for listing of dates.
Registration for all students is listed in the schedule for each semester.
Late registration for all students continues until a pre-arranged date for each semester, usually through the first week of classes.
For more information regarding registration dates and times, please contact the Registration Office at (845) 341-4140.
Students meeting specific institutional criteria may register on-line though Self-Service Banner. These students, when they meet with their advisor, are given a registration PIN#, and as long as they have no holds preventing registration, can register via the web.
STEP 4: Payment and Proof of Residency
Don't Get Dropped, Protect Your Courses!
Starting with Fall 2017, it is required to make payment arrangements by the deadline or you will be dropped from your upcoming registered courses. Visit the SUNY Orange Student Accounts webpage, and click the "Protect Your Courses" button for more information.
Payment Options include cash, money order, check, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card), finalized financial aid, third-party contracts, or the payment plan.
Make a Payment on-line make a payment by credit card or ACH, or set up a Tuition Payment Plan.
**Please note: SUNY Orange does not accept any payments, including credit cards, by telephone.
Residency Information : To qualify for New York State resident tuition rates, a student must have maintained a legal residence in the state for one year and in the county for six months both immediately preceding the day of the semester. Proof of residence is required at the time of registration. An application for Certificate of Residence, along with the instructions for filling it out, can be found in the course schedule publication, or on the Student Accounts web page by clicking the "Residency Information" button.
A variety of Financial Aid programs are available to qualified degree-seeking (matriculated) students enrolled in approved programs of study. All students requesting aid must complete, on an annual basis, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Upon submission of a completed FAFSA, a student who is a resident of New York State will receive a pre-printed TAP Application from Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC). If the student will be attending full time, this application must be completed and returned to HESC to receive TAP consideration.
To avoid delays and to ensure having the financial aid available to assist with payment of tuition and fees, students should begin the application process by filing the appropriate academic year FAFSA as soon as possible. Students who file this application for the Summer and Fall semesters need not reapply for Spring .
For further information about aid programs, contact the Financial Aid Office at (845)341-4190.
Before any financial aid will be awarded:
Final official high school transcript or GED must be on file with the Admissions Office
Step 6: Changes to Schedule
A Drop/Add occurs when students who have completed registration make changes to their schedules. For degree-seeking matriculated students, an advisor’s signature is required.
Student may add open semester courses and/or change sections with the signature of an advisor until the deadline published in the semester's course schedule; after that deadline, the instructor’s signature, department chair’s signature and the registrar's signature is also required. Check each schedule for exact date.
Fees may be charged for dropping and adding courses. See the schedule for exact fee amounts.
Students seeking to register for a closed (filled to capacity) class are required to obtain permission from the instructor, the department chair and the registrar.
Students may drop a course by the deadlines listed in the Registration Calendar.
Important: Students who decide not to pay or attend after they have already registered for classes must complete a Drop/Add form and submit it to Student Services Central at the Middletown or Newburgh campus. Students will incur a tuition liability if they fail to withdraw on or before the start date of the semester.
* Students who have unmet financial obligations to the College or who have failed to comply with college requirements, such as proof of immunization, will not be permitted to register, receive or send transcripts, or provide proof of enrollment to other agencies/institutions until the stop/hold is cleared with the issuing office.