A Visiting Student is a student currently enrolled at another college or university. Visiting students planning to transfer credit to their home institution should seek approval from their school before registering.
A Non-Degree-Seeking Student is a student who has received a high school diploma or GED but has not applied or been admitted to an approved degree or certificate program at the College. Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid and are limited to a cumulative enrollment of 11.5 credits.
How to Register
STEP 1: Registration
Non-matriculated (visiting or non-degree seeking) students can register either online or in-person:
- Apply online when the Visiting Application Period is open with the Admissions Office
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.
Please note: Non-matriculated students do not need the signature of an advisor and can early register according to the date in the schedule for the semester they wish to register for. Students interested in advisement should contact the Academic Advising office at (845) 341-4070.
STEP 2: Immunization
New York State Law requires that all students born on or after January 1, 1957 who wish to enroll for six or more credits in any given semester provide proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella.
In addition, all students, regardless of age, must sign and return the Meningitis Response Form. See instructions in this course schedule.
All vaccinations must be with live virus given 1968 and on or after the student's first birthday to be acceptable.
See Immunization Record Form in the printed college course schedule or download it from the schedule on the web site.
For questions about immunization requirements and acceptable documentation contact the Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870.
STEP 3: Payment and Proof of Residency
Don't Get Dropped, Protect Your Courses!
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.
STEP 4: 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.
SUNY Cross Registration
The SUNY Cross Registration Agreement affords the opportunity to those students in
jeopardy of increasing their length of graduation due to lack of available courses
at their Home Campus. This agreement allows undergraduate matriculated students to
cross-register with another participating SUNY Campus to complete degree-applicable
courses with no additional tuition charges from the participating Host Campus. Students
are responsible to pay their tuition charges to their Home Campus only.
Registration through this agreement is recorded on the student’s academic record. The Host Campus uploads a final transcript, including all final grades, to the SUNY Cross Registration request at the completion of the semester. The student, by means of submitting a SUNY Cross Registration request, agrees to give SUNY Orange and the participating SUNY Campus permission to exchange personal and academic information for the purpose of completing such request.
If you have any questions about the Cross Registration process, please call the Registrar's Office at (845) 341-4170.