Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment is required at time of registration, unless alternate arrangements have been made with our office for company billing and/or payment through a third-party. Click here for information regarding financial assistance.
Students should register for classes at least one week prior to the start of classes to insure enough time for you to get your confirmation and parking permit. However, you can register up until the day of class. Please note that some of our classes do close out and some of our classes do cancel, so you may be taking a chance of not getting into the course of your choice by waiting.
Five Ways To Register
- Online registration: Register on-line 24/7. You will need a MasterCard or Visa charge card and an email address. Click here for our online registration system.
- In-person: Come to the Continuing Education Office located in Siena Hall, Room 106 during the following office hours: Mondays - Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: Please note that during July and August, the office is closed on Fridays, most evenings (at 5 p.m.) and most Saturdays. Please call the office at 516.323.3550 ahead of time if you plan on coming in during the summer in the evening or on Saturday.
- By phone: Call 516.323.3550 with your MasterCard or Visa number during the times listed above.
- By fax: Click here to download a registration form in PDF format, Adobe Acrobat Reader format. Fax the form to 516.323.3560.
- By mail: Click here to download a registration form in PDF format, Adobe Acrobat Reader format.Complete the registration form, include your MasterCard or Visa number and mail to:
Division of Continuing Education
1000 Hempstead Avenue
P.O. Box 5002
Rockville Centre, New York, 11571-5002
A confirmation with your campus, building and room assignment, along with directions to the campuses, will be mailed and/or email to you upon receipt of your registration. Sometimes room assignments may not have been made at the time of your registration. If that is the case you will be sent a second notification with the assignment information. Classroom assignments for the Rockville Centre campus are also posted on the bulletin board in Siena Hall, outside the Office of Continuing Education in Room 106, prior to first class. Classroom assignments for the Suffolk Center campus will be posted just outside the main office as you enter the building.
If a student must withdraw from a course, a refund is generally granted if notice of withdrawal is received prior to the beginning of the course (see below for exceptions). Non-attendance in a course does not constitute a withdrawal. After the first session, refunds will be made in accordance with the following schedule:
Prior to the start of the second session ................80 percent refund
After the second session .........................................No refund
During the first hour of class the instructor will present an outline of the course, along with the course goals and objectives. If the student does not feel that this course will meet their expectations, then a full refund will be granted if the student presents their refund request on the first business day after the class has met.
No refunds will be granted on a one or two-day course after the course has been completed, however a tuition credit may be granted. The refund policy for certain certificate and professional programs, such as in nursing, is on a program-by-program basis. Please consult the individual program description for details. Notice of withdrawal must be made directly to a representative of the Division of Continuing Education & Professional Development either by mail, fax or in-person. Cancellations must be received at least one working day prior to the start of class. Please use the contact information listed above under, "Five Ways to Register" to contact the Office of Continuing Education.
We generally make a decision to run or cancel a class about a week before the start date, if not sooner. Sometimes we may hold-off a little longer if we just need one or two more people to have a course run. If the course does not run you have the choice of registering for another course or to get a full refund. You are never penalized if a course is canceled. You always get a full refund. In fact, if the course does run and you find after attending the first session that course is not for you, just call us and we'll drop you from the course with a full refund.
Our Guarantee To You
If you take a course, have attended each class, and still do not master the course work, we invite you to re-register for the same course, same level, free of charge (exceptions: CHSEE Prep, SAT Preparation, Regents Review, Nursing, ESL courses, floral design, online courses and course for recertification or relicensing). Your registration will be accepted on a space available basis within one year of the course end date. Re-registration in the course is required.
In addition, during the first hour of class the instructor will present an outline of the course, along with the course goals and objectives. If the student does not feel that this course will meet their expectations, then a full refund will be granted if the student presents their refund request on the first business day after the class has met.
If you have any questions, please call our office at 516.323.3550 for clarification.