System and the SPD Website
The two most valuable resources that any SPD student can use are the
SOLAR System and the SPD website.
SOLAR stands for Student On-Line Access to Records, a web-based information
and enrollment system that allows you to track and control many aspects
of your graduate career. With SOLAR, you can
- Search for courses and descriptions by semester
- Enroll in classes
- Add, drop, "swap" or waitlist for some classes
- View your academic record
- View your financial aid and billing information
- Update your personal information
- Receive important messages and alerts about enrollment, billing,
To log-in to SOLAR, you will need your Stony Brook ID, which will be
sent to you shortly. The Registrar has detailed instructions on using SOLAR on its website.
Email Notification about Messages and Alerts on your Account:
To receive email notification that you have messages or alerts waiting
for you on your account, it is important that your email address is
kept accurate and up-to-date. Check your SOLAR System Welcome Page frequently
for messages, such as holds on enrollment transactions, permission to
enroll, financial aid requirements, etc. Instructions about what you
need to do and whom you must contact will be displayed. Holds must be
resolved before enrolling.
The SPD website has program descriptions, course listings, necessary
forms, SOLAR tutorials and other new and notes that you need you to
know. The website is updated frequently, so you should get into the
habit of checking the front page for important updates. The address
NEXT> SPD Bulletin and Advisement Worksheets
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