Enrolling at Onondaga

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Onondaga offers a variety of enrollment options you should consider before starting the process.
Getting a degree?

If you plan on completing a degree program at Onondaga you will need to:

Apply for Admission

Just want to take a class?

If you are only taking one class and do not want to enroll in a degree program you just need to:

Register for Classes

Been awhile since you were here?

If you are coming back after taking a semester or more off you should:

Contact Student Central

Additional Enrollment Requirements

In addition to completing the admission application or registering for a class, there are a few additional important steps you will need to complete.


Registration periods for all semesters are advertised on the College website and will also be noted on the Academic Calendar. Students wishing to register for more than five credits must be cleared for immunizations. English, reading and math placement tests are administered to ensure placement in the appropriate courses and are required prior to registration in courses related to each of these areas. Students lacking college-level proficiency must register for the appropriate non-credit course. Exceptions apply to some students.


All degree seeking (matriculated) students are encouraged to meet with an advisor before registering for courses. Advisors will assist you in creating an educational plan appropriate for your degree and will help you select courses that you will need to stay or track for graduation and/or transfer.

Financial Aid

All students, regardless of age, may be eligible to receive financial aid. To apply just complete the application process steps. Also, don't forget about applying for scholarships, including the Renew Hope Scholarship, an opportunity for students over the age of 21 that can save up to 25% in tuition costs.

Immunization Requirements

New York State Public Health Laws 2165 (measles, mumps and rubella) and 2167 (meningitis) require all students attending college to provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella and to be informed of the risks of meningococcal meningitis and given the option to be immunized or declining immunization. Students born prior to 1957 do not need to provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella. Full details regarding immunization requirements.