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Visiting Students Welcomed!

The Application for Summer 2023 will open 4/1/2023

Students attending other colleges and universities frequently enroll in Summer 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. Need a syllabus for your home institution? Use our Classie Syllabus Explorer to download syllabi.

  • Summer enrollment is very affordable; Stony Brook’s tuition is a fraction of the cost of private universities
  • Take courses that fulfill your major requirements, including prerequisites for entry to health sciences and engineering fields

Steps to Enroll

      1. Undergraduates: Complete the Summer Session Application. 

        Graduates: Those who have already earned a bachelor’s degree must apply to the Office of Graduate and Health Sciences Admissions as a graduate special student in order to enroll in undergraduate or graduate course.
      2. Allow (3-5) business days for processing. You will be sent a Stony Brook ID Number and registration instructions.
      3. Register for courses in the SOLAR System. If you need help registering for courses in SOLAR, view a tutorial. Courses that have prerequisites require approval from the academic department, so you'll want to reach out quickly.
      4. Review our payment policies, procedures and deadlines. Included on your bill will be a $25 visiting student fee, due by the first day of the session.


Visit Frequently Asked Questions for more helpful information on registering for classes.

* Visiting International Students should apply through the Global Summer Institute.