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Records & Registration

Census Date

The point during a course when a student’s registration is considered official for reporting and state support. The SUNY Board of Trustees policy states that registrations become official when enrollments are stable or twenty-one days after the course’s start date but no earlier than when 20% of the coursework has been completed. Campuses must apply this policy to each course section taught.

Faculty confirm enrollment by the census date providing accurate information that is shared with the National Student Clearinghouse, State and Federal agencies as required by Federal law. Enrollment confirmation insures that each student attending class is properly registered as well. Students that receive financial aid can be negatively impacted by inaccurate enrollment information.