Summer Session


Due to changes in the college's operations for the Spring 2021 semester, the following policies/procedures may be subject to changes for Summer 2021.

Adding, Dropping or Withdrawing From Courses
Students who wish to add or drop a course may do so according to the deadlines listed in the Academic Calendar. Students may complete this process online at

To withdraw from a course, please follow the process on the following page:

Auditing a ClassThe audit privilege permits the auditor to attend a course, providing there is room in the course and the necessary approvals have been granted, and to do assignments. It does not permit the auditor to take examinations in the course or to have work evaluated in any other way. The auditor receives a “grade” of AU for the course, and no credits are earned. Students may not change their enrollment status from audit to credit, or from credit to audit. Registered New Paltz students may audit courses without paying a registration fee. For all others, a fee may be applied. This fee is non-refundable after the first week of classes. More information on how to audit a class can be found here.

Billing Procedures
All charges are billed through students' accounts. Paper invoices are not mailed by SUNY New Paltz. For further information, please visit the Office of Student Accounts / Billing Information website.

Canceled Courses
Any course with insufficient enrollment is subject to cancellation. The College assumes no responsibility if a department is forced to cancel a course or change an instructor.

Registered students can request enrollment verification via Instructions for requesting enrollment verification can be found on the Records & Registration / Proof of Enrollment webpage.

Change of Name or Address
Students must notify the college promptly of any name or address changes. Students wishing to change their name must submit a copy of one of the following documents: marriage certificate, divorce papers, legal separation papers, or court order approving the name change. Students can verify their address information in under My.Personal Records. Forms are also available through the following Records and Registration links: Address Change Form; Name or Social Security Number Change Form.

Fieldwork and Independent Study
Fieldwork courses are approved experiences by individual academic departments to enable matriculated students to enrich their academic program with applied work in their field of study. Independent study requires a student to pursue in-depth a particular area of interest not covered in the regular curriculum. Each college or school issues its own guidelines, and students should obtain guidelines from the appropriate dean's office.

Refund for Withdrawal

To receive a refund, you must submit your completed withdrawal forms to the appropriate office according to the dates in the Academic Calendar.

Except as noted, refunds are based on the liability dates in the Academic Calendar and must be requested in writing and sent to the attention of the Office of Student Accounts.

In all cases the College Fee is not refundable after the official first day of classes. All other fees follow the tuition liability/refund schedule. Insurance premiums are not refundable.

Room and Meal Plan refunds are at the discretion of Residence Life and/or Food Service Offices and requests should be sent directly to the appropriate office. There are no partial week housing refunds.

Transcript Requests
Information about how to order and pay for official transcripts can be found on the Records and Registration Transcript Request page. The cost for each official transcript is $10 per copy. If you have any questions, please call Records and Registration at 845-257-3100, email, or visit Records and Registration at Wooster Hall, Room 115.