Summer and Fall Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

Register and Pay for Summer C courses by
May 28, 2020 for Summer C

Register and Pay for Fall courses by
September 3, 2020 for Fall A/B
October 1, 2020 for Fall C
October 22, 2020 for Fall D

What Type of Student Are You?

We offer Summer C session:

… and four Fall sessions:

  • Session A: September 8 - December 18
  • Session B: September 8 - October 30
  • Session C: October 5 - November 27
  • Session D: October 26 - December 18

To get started, please complete the following steps:

If you have not taken a course with SUNY Empire State College (SUNY Empire) previously, you will need to:

If you have taken a course with SUNY Empire previously, you will already have a MyESC account. To get set up, reset your password or contact the IT Service Desk for assistance.

View and register for Summer 2020 term at www.esc.edu/register.

If you are interested in the Summer Session C (June), when you Search Term Guide, under Session, search Session C.

For online courses, study groups or residencies, you may order your course materials through our online bookstore

Once Registration is Complete

Once you register for a course, we will generate a bill. To review your account and make payments, log into MyESC and click on the circle that says "Student Accounts." Then click on the circle that says "Touchnet Portal." We offer a time payment plan that allows you to pay 1/3 of the balance 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.

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, please follow these steps:

If you are asking for a waiver of some or all of your charges, your paperwork must be in the Office of Student Accounts by the payment due date of every term or your registration may be cancelled. Your charges may be deferred if you are a matriculated student at another SUNY school or a matriculated student at an institution that is a member of one of the consortiums to which SUNY also belongs. Email studentaccounts@esc.edu if you have any questions.

If you have financial aid and intend to pay your SUNY Empire bill with financial aid funds from your home school, make sure you complete your institution's Financial Aid Consortium Agreement Form and submit it to the Office of Student Accounts. Register for your classes at SUNY Empire. As long as a valid Financial Aid Consortium Agreement is on file, we will defer your charges and allow your registration to remain active after the payment due date. You are ultimately responsible for your charges at SUNY Empire and must pay your bill when you receive your financial aid proceeds.

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.

Visiting Students

If you are not enrolled in another institution, then this section does not apply to you. If your home institution is outside of the SUNY system and you are registering at SUNY Empire, please see registration section.

SUNY Cross Registration

If you are a SUNY student cross-registering into SUNY Empire, please go to the SUNY online portal (use your home institution’s login ID and password to log into the portal). Follow the website's instructions.

Outside SUNY System or Consortium Agreement

If your home institution is outside of the SUNY system and you are cross-registering into SUNY Empire, please see registration section.

Dates and Deadlines

Important information regarding dates and deadlines.

Questions about your application or registration?

The SUNY Empire State College team is here to help you sign up for courses.
Phone: 800-847-3000, ext. 2259

Questions about billing?

Contact our Student Information Center
Phone: 800-847-3000, ext. 2285