Find A Course and Follow the Steps to Register

Finding a Course of Interest

1. Click on this link to browse or search Ithaca College's course roster by semester.

2. Once you have found a course, click on the course title link (found in the course title section) to find the textbook information, restrictions, meeting times, seat availability, prerequisites, etc.

3. Review seat availability under the Status field. If there are seats available on the day your registration form is processed, then you will be allowed to register for the course. If there are no seats available, the course is no longer open for registration. Waitlist seats (usually capped at five) indicate the number of students who are in line for seats over the maximum capacity for the course. A waitlist of more than 0 indicates that the course is already over capacity, and other courses should be considered. Seat availability is subject to change throughout the registration period.

Normally, students in nondegree study register for only one or two courses per semester. If you intend to register for more than two courses, approval from the Director of Extended Studies is required. You will be advised of additional approvals where necessary. Email oes@ithaca.edu to set up a meeting or phone call.

Online Course Restrictions

Due to state licensing of online education we cannot accept online extramural students resident in Massachusetts while the online course is in session.

Registering for a Course

1) Complete the request to register form online. (This form is currently undergoing updates and will be available again in mid-October.) See our course search tool for course offerings, sections, and other important information you'll need to complete the registration form.

2) Collect any required faculty or graduate program chair approvals via email and forward approvals to oes@ithaca.edu. Audits require approval of the course instructor. Approvals are also required for all prerequisite waivers and capacity overrides. 

NOTE: Nondegree students don't have access to the "waitlist system" in HomerConnect, so overrides must be requested directly of the instructor via email. 

3) Registrations for nondegree students are processed the first day of classes for the fall and spring semesters; for summer and winter sessions, registration is processed as soon as the required approvals are obtained.

4) All enrolled students will receive via email 24 hours after receipt of a confirmation of registration from oes@ithaca.edu an Activation PIN from Registrar@ithaca.edu to activate their email, set up Netpass login credentials, and to access Sakai (Ithaca College's online course system). 

5) Payment will be made to Ithaca College at the Office of Student Financial Services, once your confirmation of registration is received.

6) If you plan to register for six or more credits, Complete and submit an immunization form, which is available from the Ithaca College's Health Center. (See downloadable form "Immunization Form for Providers".) Please note that all students, regardless of number of credits, must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

7) An ID card authorization form will be provided to you upon completion of your registration. Stop by Extended Studies (Job Hall 208) to obtain your ID card authorization form. Photo ID cards are created in the ID office, located at Friends Hall 109. The card allows you to obtain an Ithaca College e-mail account, register a vehicle to park on campus, check books out of the library, use computer equipment, and be admitted to athletic events and recreational facilities. There is no charge for an Ithaca College ID card.


Office of Extended Studies:
Job Hall 208
Fax: 866-924-6272

Mailing address:
Ithaca College
Office of Extended Studies
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850