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Course Registration


We look forward to helping you enroll in University of Rochester Summer Sessions. Please review the registration requirements and enrollment policies as early as possible to make sure you are ready to register for courses.

Registration Requirements

Some Summer Sessions courses have restrictions or eligibility requirements based on academic level or student status. Review the Course Policies and Enrollment Eligibility pages to determine what necessary permissions, prerequisites, and/or processes you need to complete before registering for courses.

Registration Deadlines

View additional important dates and deadlines on the Summer Sessions calendar.

Summer SessionRegistration OpensLast Day to Register
Session A1: Monday, May 24–Friday, June 18Monday, March 1Sunday, May 30
Session A2: Monday, May 24–Friday, July 2Monday, March 1Thursday, June 3
Session B1: Tuesday, July 6–Friday, July 30Monday, March 1Saturday, July 12
Session B2: Tuesday, July 6–Friday, August 13Monday, March 1Wednesday, July 16
Full Summer: Monday, May 24–Friday, August 13Monday, March 1Friday, June 4

Finding Courses

Summer Sessions courses can be found on both the Course Description and Course Schedules Link (CDCS) and in UR Student. (Please note that viewing courses in UR Student requires you to already have an active UR Student account.) View instructions on searching these two systems to find the right Summer Sessions course(s) for you.

How to Register

There are three different Summer Sessions course registration processes, depending on whether you are an:

  • Matriculated student: currently enrolled either full-time or part-time in a UR degree program
  • Non-matriculated student: not currently enrolled in a UR degree program
  • Incoming first-year or transfer student: beginning your program of study in Fall 2021

Please expand the boxes below to review the registration instructions that apply to you.

Matriculated Student Registration

If you are currently enrolled in a University of Rochester degree program (full-time OR part-time):  

  1. Review enrollment policies, course information, and important deadlines. Meet any requirements that apply to you.
  2. Log into your UR Student account and complete any necessary onboarding (including the Financial Responsibility Agreement).
  3. Follow these tutorials for finding and registering for courses in UR Student, as well as for requesting instructor permission, should you be required to do so.
Non-Matriculated Student Registration

If you are NOT currently enrolled in a University of Rochester degree program:

  1. Review enrollment policies, course information, and important deadlines. Meet any requirements that apply to you.
  2. Use the Course Description and Course Schedule (CDCS) to find Summer Sessions courses. (View instructions for searching CDCS.)
  3. Complete the online non-matriculated student registration form. This forms allows you to submit personal information to the University and is necessary in order to set up your online student accounts and/or verify that your online student accounts are still active.
  4. Once your form has successfully been submitted, you will receive a follow-up email from the Registrar's Office within 3-5 business days, either confirming your course enrollment(s) or asking for additional information. Please note that failure to respond promptly to requests for additional information may result in a delay in your course registration.
Incoming First-Year and Transfer Student Registration

If you are beginning your program of study in the Fall 2021, you can take up to 2 courses (online only) during Rochester Summer Sessions. Follow the instructions below to select your course(s) and get registered.

Please note: the advising and registration process can take up to 2 weeks to complete, so make sure to begin the process well in advance of the start date of the class(es) you are interested in taking.

  1. Review Summer 2021 course options in Arts, Sciences and Engineering in the Course Description/Course Schedule (CDCS). View instructions for searching the online course catalog here.
  2. Use the online scheduling tool to set up a 30-minute Zoom meeting to discuss your selected summer courses with an advisor in the College Center for Advising Services.
    1. Based on your intended major (or academic interest), please select to meet with a School of Arts & Sciences advisor or Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences advisor. View School of Arts & Sciences majors and Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences majors.
  3. Once you meet with an advisor and have your summer course selection(s) approved, please email the Office of Summer and Continuing Studies at with the following information:
    1. Course number(s) (e.g., AAAS 279-1)
    2. Course title(s)
    3. Name of the advisor that you met with
    4. The date of your advisor meeting
  4. Within 3-5 business days, you will receive an email from the Registrar's Office, confirming your course registration and detailing your next steps.
  5. The Office of Summer and Continuing Studies will reach out prior to the start of your course(s) to ensure you are prepared for the first day of class and answer any questions.

Next Steps

Pay Your Bill

View tuition and fee amounts and learn how to make your payment.

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Set Up Your Account

View instructions for setting up your online account.

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Review the Calendar

View important Summer Sessions dates and deadlines.

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Find Support

View available academic support, including online learning resources.

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View Course Policies

View the course attendance and cancellation policies.

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Navigate Campus

View resources available to you on the River Campus.

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