Spring 2018 Registration Information Policies and Procedures



In response to legislation in New York State, the College assigned all students an Identification Number unique to Oneonta known as your Oneonta ID#. Although not required, you are strongly encouraged to learn and use your Oneonta ID# when conducting any business with the College.

  1. You must use a computer with access to the World Wide Web.
  2. Log into your myOneonta account using your Oneonta username and password: http://my.oneonta.edu
  3. In the Student Links box, Click on “Web Services.”
  4. Click on “Personal and User Account Information.”
  5. Click on “View your Oneonta ID.”


A student must attend one of the first two class hours in each course as well as the first laboratory (if applicable) or the instructor may declare the student’s place in a course vacant, and give it to another student.


Failure to read this bulletin does not excuse students from the requirements and regulations described herein. The College reserves the right to cancel any course because of insufficient enrollment or other reasons. Should cancellation be necessary, a student may choose another course or request a full refund.

College Calendar: Spring 2018
Date(s) Description
January 14-16 New Student Arrival & Orientation
January 17 Classes Begin
March 2 College Closes After Last Class
March 12 Classes Resume
May 2 Study Day
May 3-9 Finals Week
May 12 Commencement


  • You must have a printed copy of your schedule before exiting the web registration site or leaving the Registrar’s Office to serve as your receipt for registration. Check your schedule for errors, if there are any errors, you must change them immediately. Exiting the Web Site or leaving the Registrar’s Office denotes your acceptance of your schedule.
  • Students who register after January 15 will be assessed a Late Registration Fee of $40.00.
  • The College reserves the right to cancel any course which does not maintain sufficient enrollment to warrant its offering.



Returning Students
Where: World Wide Web
When: Novemeber 13, 9:00 am, through December 31, midnight


Where: World Wide Web -or- Registrar’s Office, Netzer 130
When: November 14, 8:30 am, through January 16, midnight


Returning Students
Where: World Wide Web -or- Continuing Education Office, Netzer 132
When: January 7 through January 12

(Continuing Education Office open until 4:30 pm.)

Information will be sent to new non-degree undergraduates concerning specific time for registration.


All schedule changes can be done via the World Wide Web or at the Registrar’s Office (Netzer 130).


January 17, 9:00 am, through January 24, midnight

Registrar’s Office:

January 17, 9:00 am, through January 24, midnight

Add/Drop is the first five (5) class days. Changes to the Add/Drop process:

  • Signatures will be required for first Mini and first Half Semester courses. Therefore Add/Drop will not be available on the web for Mini and Half Semester courses.

No signatures will be needed to Add/Drop a full semester course unless:

  • An administrative hold is in place.*
  • A course prerequisite has not been met.**
  • The course requires department or instructor approval.**
  • The course is reserved for students in a designated major.**
  • The course is closed.**
  • The student has a time conflict in his/her schedule.***
  • The course is a first mini or first half semester course.

* Students with holds must contact the office that placed the hold for information on resolving it.

** Students with any of these problems must contact the department for authorization to register. Departments may also grant permission “electronically”. In this case you may register for the course on the web. If written permission is granted, bring the signed forms to the Registrar’s Office.

*** Students with a time conflict must obtain written permission from the instructor of the course to be missed. The instructor must indicate how instructional time missed will be made up. This memo must be presented to the Registrar for final approval.



A student may elect to receive Pass/Fail grading in a course, provided the following conditions are met. Pass/Fail grading must be done at the Registrar’s Office (Netzer 130).

  1. A student must have successfully completed one full semester’s work at Oneonta to be eligible for this option.
  2. Except for courses for which a department has designated Pass/Fail grading, a student may elect only one course per academic semester or summer session to a total of four (4) such semester or summer courses for his/her entire college program.
  3. Normally, a student may not elect Pass/Fail grading for required courses in his/her major or specialization, minor, courses taken to satisfy a Basic Curriculum or General Education requirement, or for courses designated by a department as not subject to student option.
  4. A student may take a Pass/Fail option in a required supporting course that is not listed as part of the major field requirement.
  5. A student who has completed his/her major field requirement may take additional hours in his/her major department for Pass/Fail credit.
  6. Certain exceptions to the policy apply with regard to Physical Education (PHED) Activity courses. A student may elect Pass/Fail grading in PHED Activity in any semester, even concurrently with another Pass/Fail option course; and may accumulate a maximum total of 4 s.h. in PHED beyond the established maximum total credits for Pass/Fail option toward a degree.
  7. The student must request Pass/Fail grading at the Registrar’s Office. The final day for changing the request will be the last day of the Add/Drop Period. A student indicating Pass/Fail status may change to a graded basis by indicating this change on an Add/Drop Form. This form must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office before two-thirds of the course has been completed. The final date for these changes shall be set by the Registrar. See Key Dates and Deadlines, a list of important dates published each semester and distributed to students and faculty.
  8. The criterion for “Pass” will be the achievement of the minimum requirements of the course.
  9. The “Pass/Fail” will be entered on the student transcript and the hours successfully completed will count as credits for graduation. Hours graded “Pass/Fail” will not be included in the computation of the student’s grade point average.



*college charges for tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Semester bills for matriculated undergraduates are available online in early July. Post card notifications are mailed to the student’s permanent address. Included in the bill are charges for tuition, the comprehensive student fee, room and dining (if applicable) and optional fees. The bill must be “cleared” via the web (my.oneonta.edu or via mail by the due date of January 2, 2018. To clear your bill you must sign the semester Authorization Statement and submit appropriate payment. This is required for all students, even those whose charges are covered by financial aid or other credits. Matriculated undergraduates are billed based on full-time attendance regardless of registration at the time of billing. Part-time students may adjust their bill based on anticipated enrollment. Graduate and non-degree students are billed based on actual registration with a billing due date of January 17, 2018.  Graduate and non-degree students will receive a postcard.

Oneonta Installment Payment Plan

This payment option for those owing more than $100 is available each semester. One third of the net balance due is payable by the due date; the remainder is billed in two installments, in February and March. The non-refundable fee of $22.50 per semester is payable with the first installment. Failure to meet payment deadlines prohibits eligibility for future semesters.

Comprehensive Student Fee

This fee supports student services, programs, and activities including: intercollegiate athletics, Student Health and Wellness Center, technology services, student activities, transcripts, and alumniservices. Detailed information about optional fee waivers is available at: www.oneonta.edu/stacct.

Administrative Fee, Late Payment Fee and Drop for Non-Payment

Students who clear their bill after the due date will be charged the Administrative Fee or Late Payment Fee of $30. Course registration, housing assignments and financial aid eligibility may be cancelled for matriculated undergraduates who have not cleared their bill by January 2nd. Cancellations for non-degree and graduate students will take place on January 24.

Dropping Courses

Part-time students and students who fall below full-time status must complete course drops by September 1st or tuition liability will be incurred according to the “Tuition Liability Schedule.”


(As of October, 2017)

  New York Resident*** Non-Resident
Full-time Undergraduate** (per semester)
Tuition 3335.00 8160.00
Fees 763.00 763.00
Full-time Graduate** (per semester)
Tuition 5435.00 11,105.00
Fees 540.00 540.00
Part-Time Undergraduate (estimated cost per semester hour)
Tuition 278.00 680.00
Comprehensive Student Fee
1-6 hours
42.35 42.35
7-8 hours
52.00 52.00
9-11 hours
65.50 65.50
Part-Time Graduate (estimated cost per semester hour)
Tuition 453.00 925.00
Comprehensive Student Fee
1-6 hours
24.00 24.00
7-8 hours
34.00 34.00
9-11 hours
48.00 48.00

** A student enrolled for 12 or more semester hours.

***Resident: To qualify as a NY State resident for tuition purposes, the student must be domiciled in NY State, or have attended a NY State high school for two or more years, received a diploma, and applied for admission to the College within five years, and/or met other qualifications in accordance with guidelines established by the State University of New York.

Note: Students having schedule adjustments after add/drop will be assessed a late fee.


The appropriate tuition rate is determined by a combination of student status and course level.

  1. Undergraduate degree candidates will be charged at the undergraduate tuition rate.
  2. Graduate degree candidates will be charged at the graduate rate.
  3. Non-degree students will be charged based on the course level as shown below.
    100 to 499 level courses - undergraduate
    500 to 699 level courses - graduate

Special Charges

Late Registration - $40.00

Late Add/Drop - $20.00

Administrative Fee - $30.00

Late Payment - $30.00

Returned Checks - $20.00


It is critical that you follow the proper withdrawal procedure should you decide not to attend one or more classes or to discontinue attendance once you have begun. Students who are dropping their entire course load may not use the Schedule Adjustment Form to do so. (See Tuition Liability section below.) Undergraduate degree-seeking students must process a Voluntary Withdrawal form with the Student Development Office (Netzer 119).

Continuing education students and graduate students (degree and non-degree) must report their withdrawal to the Office of Continuing Education/Graduate Studies (Netzer 132/133). You must follow withdrawal procedures if you decide not to attend one or more courses that you have registered for. If not attending at all, notify the Continuing Education Office, in writing, before the first class session. You will not be charged under these circumstances, and any monies paid will be refunded. If you are in attendance but later withdraw from any course, obtain a withdrawal form from the Continuing Education Office, have the instructor(s) sign the form, and submit the completed form to the Continuing Education Office. Liability for Tuition and Fees depends on the day of withdrawal, as noted below.

Tuition/Fee Liability

If you complete the withdrawal process before the first day of classes, you will not be liable for any charges, and any monies paid will be refunded. If you withdraw on or after the first day of classes, you will have liability (i.e. If you have paid, your refund will be reduced. If you have not paid, you owe the college.) On or after the first day of class of any course, you are liable for the College Fee of $.85 per hour. Tuition and fee liability is calculated based on the SUNY mandated schedule at the end of this section.

Federal Financial Aid Eligibility

Federal financial aid is based on the percentage of time the student is in attendance. Eligibility will be calculated as of the day of withdrawal and any unearned portion will be returned to the aid program. The student will be billed for any aid disbursed to the College that is not earned. This calculation will occur whether a student officially withdraws or simply stops attending classes. Please consult the Financial Aid Office for further information.

Tuition Liability Schedule for full semester courses:

January 17 to January 23, 2018: 0% Tuition Liability
January 24 to January 30, 2018: 30% Tuition Liability
January 31 to February 6, 2018: 50% Tuition Liability
February 7 to February 13, 2018: 70% Tuition Liability
February 14 to End of Semester: 100% Tuition Liability

Note: For full-time students, the week begins on the first day of classes for the semester, and ends seven calendar days thereafter. For less than full-time students, the week begins on the day of your first class meeting, and ends seven calendar days thereafter. If course meets once a week, student has no tuition liability if they withdraw prior to the second class meeting. Please note any unpaid debts to the College may incur interest charges and other fees.



Pay special attention to the notes following any courses in which you are interested.

CRN: This number uniquely identifies each section of each course and is required for registering, adding, and dropping courses.

CATALOG NUMBER: This consists of subject abbreviation and course number denoting level. Subjects are arranged alpha-numerically within academic department. Refer to the Index of Course Offerings for abbreviation translations.


001-099 - non-credit courses
100-199 - lower level, introductory, survey, preparatory, and basic undergraduate courses without prerequisites.
200-499 - upper level, intermediate undergraduate courses with at least 3 s.h. of prerequisites.
500-699 - graduate level courses only.

SE: This reflects the section number assigned to differentiate multiple offerings of the same course.


01-80 - sections
90-99 - require enrollment via the department offering the course (i.e. Independent Study).
WW - taught on the World Wide Web

COURSE TITLE: This may reflect an abbreviated title. Full titles may be found in the College Catalog.

CR: This column reflects the semester hours earned upon successful completion of the course. (Exception: COMP 090, COMP 095, MATH 001, MATH 002, and PROF 095 count toward full-time enrollment, but do not count in earned hours upon completion of the course.) Where no credit is offered, the course is a required lab for the course listed above it. For variable credit courses (i.e. 1-6), students must select the number of credits desired at the time of registration for the course.

GRD: Notations in this column indicate mandatory grading for the course.

P/F: Pass/Fail only.

A-E: Letter graded only.


A-E - grades of A-E will be assigned
P/F - grades of P/F will be assigned

Courses without notations may be selected by students for Pass/Fail grading. If Pass/Fail grading is not opted, the grading mode is A-E. See Pass/Fail Option Restrictions.

PT: Notations in this column indicate courses of less than full semester length.


1M - 1st Mini
2M - 2nd Mini
3M - 3rd Mini
1H - 1st Half
2H - 2nd Half


M - Monday
T - Tuesday
W - Wednesday
Th - Thursday
F - Friday
S - Saturday
Su - Sunday
ARR - To Be Arranged - Check with Department

ARR - To Be Arranged - Check with Department

ROOMS: This column contains buildings and room numbers. Refer to the Buildings Abbreviations for translations. ARR indicates the location is to be arranged. Check with the department/instructor.


ADMN - Netzer Administration Building
AFH - Alumni Field House
ALUM - Alumni Hall
BACN - Bacon Hall
BUGB - Percy I. Bugbee School
DNSN - Denison Hall
FACR - Fine Arts Center
FITZ - Fitzelle Hall
HEAL - Counseling, Health and Wellness Center
HCUN - Hunt College Union (RDTH - Red Dragon Theater)
HECO - Human Ecology Building
HIRC - Hodgdon Instructional Resource Center
LEEH - Lee Hall
MLIB - Milne Library
MORS - Morris Hall
PHED - Chase Physical Education Building
PSCI - Physical Science Building
SCHU - Schumacher Hall
SCI1 - Science Building 1
WILS - Wilsbach Hall

MAX SEATS: This column lists the number of seats the course was set up to accommodate (MAX).

PROPOSED INSTRUCTOR: This column lists the faculty member assigned to the course at the time of publication. The college reserves the right to make changes in assignment without prior notice.

COURSE ATTRIBUTES: These attributes apply to undergraduate degree requirements.

General Education 2
NL2 - Science Course with a Lab
N2 - Science
M2 - Mathematics
S2 - Social Sciences
HA2 - American History
HW2 - Western Civilization
HO2 - Other World Civilizations
AH2 - Humanities
AA2 - The Arts
FL2 - Foreign Language
BC2 - Basic Communication
WS2  - Writing Skills
OS2 - Oral Communication Skills

General Education 3
M3 - Mathematics
BC3 - Basic Communication
NS3 - Natural Sciences
SS3 - Social Sciences
H3 - Humanities
A3 - The Arts
AM3 - American History
WC3 - Western Civilizations
OW3 - Other World Civilizations
FL3 - Foreign Languages


LA - Liberal Arts
PACT - Physical Education Activity

The Advisement Office will publish a list of courses which may fulfill General Education 2. These lists are merely a guide. Students must check the Attribute Column in the Schedule of Classes for appropriate Attributes. Questions concerning this policy should be directed to the Academic Advisement Office, Netzer 100.