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 Students attending other colleges and universities may enroll in Winter Session classes as non-matriculated students. We recommend that you check with your academic advisor at your home campus about the applicability of the courses you select for your degree program. 

Steps to Enroll

1. Complete the Winter Session Application (undergraduates only). A $25 Application Fee will be accessed at the time of application. If you enrolled at Stony Brook in a previous term (including summer or winter), do not complete this application. Call the Winter Session Office at (631) 632-6175.

2. Allow (3) business days for processing. You will be sent a Stony Brook ID Number and registration instructions.

3. Register for courses in the  SOLAR System. Courses that have prerequisites require approval from the academic department, so you'll want to reach out quicly for permission to enroll.

Credit Load

Students are permitted to enroll for a maximum of 4 credits for the winter term.  

Requests to take more than 4 credits (max 8 credits) can be submitted using this  link. 

Winter Admissions Policy

Please be aware that admission to winter classes is for Winter Session only. 

For information about specific programs visit:

Undergraduate degree programs:  Undergraduate Admissions

Graduate Admission:  Graduate School

Non-matriculated graduate admission contact: Graduate School

Important Registration Information

If you decide to withdraw, remember to officially drop your course(s) in the SOLAR System. Informing the instructor or not attending the class will not cancel your registration and does not cancel your financial obligation.