Register for Classes

All admitted students may advance register via the Web, which is accessible 24 hours a day, except for occasional service down time. Walk-in registration is available to all students, as well as the mail-in option for individuals planning to attend on a part-time basis.

You should meet with your adviser and attended orientation prior to registering on the Web. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office at your campus.

For the most up to date forms related to add/drop, advisement, and registration, visit our ISSUU site.

Are you ready for a change? There is still time to apply and register for the Fall semester. Visit one of our upcoming Advisement and Registration Days and we'll help you get started.


Course Schedules

To view the most up-to-date course schedules, search in Workday.

Not a student yet? You can still search our course schedule by visiting

How to Register for Classes

1. Log into MyECC

Academic advisement is highly recommended before registering for classes.
Log into your student account (MyECC) by entering in your username and password. Your username and initial password can be found at the MyUsername Check

For assistance, contact the ITS Service Desk at or call (716) 851-1835, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2. Search for Courses

From the Workday Home Page, select the Academics worklet. This will open the Academic Dashboard. Under the Planning & Registration section, select the Find Course Sections report. This will allow students to search and select courses for Fall 2021 so you can build and save courses in a schedule in preparation to register for the courses.


3. Register for Classes

Students will register for classes in Workday. From the Workday homepage, select the Academics worklet. This will open the Academic Dashboard. Course Sections, from the Find Course Sections report, can be saved into Saved Schedules to aid in upcoming registration. Students can register for the course sections right from their Saved Schedule as well as from their Academic Plan and by Find Course Section.


Note: If you have a hold on your account you will not be allowed to register until the hold is cleared. If you do not meet a specific requirement for a course, you will not be allowed to register for that course.

4. Make a Payment

From the Workday homepage, select the Finances worklet. Click 'Make Payments' under the 'My Account' heading.

Dropping, Adding, Withdrawing & Course Cancellation


Officially known as Schedule Adjustment, the Drop/Add period allows the student to change his or her semester class schedule. The period begins on the first day of classes and runs through the fifth day.

All Classes Day and Evening Procedure:

  1. Students should consult their academic adviser to determine which classes to change.
  2. Class changes can be made by logging into Workday. Select the Academic worklet and follow the prompts to make the change.
  3. All course availability will show based on class capacity. Classes that are at capacity will not be overloaded.
  4. Copies of schedule/bills are only available in the Registrar’s Office and it is strongly advised that students obtain a copy of their schedule/bill from the Registrar’s Office once they have processed their change.

Note: No registration transaction is complete until it is processed through the college’s computer system. Simply attending a class is not a method of official registration. Final grades will not be issued to anyone whose name does not appear on an official roster. It is ultimately the student's responsibility to make sure that he or she is properly registered for a class.

Students can withdraw from a class directly in Workday under the Academics Worklet. Before withdrawing from a class it is recommended you meet with and advisor and consult with the financial aid office.

A student withdrawing from the college must complete the official withdrawal forms available in the campus Counseling Center by the last date to withdraw as published in the academic calendar. This procedure, once completed, terminates current registration in all courses.

Students who fail to complete the withdrawal procedure will no longer be in good standing. To re-enter the college, once the withdrawal procedure has been followed, the student must apply for readmission through the college’s Admissions Office.

For students who register during the advance registration period for classes to be held either in the fall or spring terms, the payment is due by the published due date. Check current publications for specific dates. 

In order not to be cancelled from your pre-registered classes, a student must have been deferred by the Financial Aid office, be paid in full, or have enrolled in the Tuition Installment Plan (TIP) through Student Account Services by the due date. Students that fail to meet one of the above criteria will be cancelled from all pre-registered classes. Cancelled students that re-register will automatically be charged a re-registration fee.

First-time students, as well as re-registering students, who register for classes after the August or January due date, and whose bill is not covered by one of the above methods of payment, will automatically be charged $75 and placed in the Tuition Installment Plan.

It is the student's responsibility for payment even in instances of non-attendance, unless courses are officially dropped by the student during the published add/drop dates. The last date for dropping courses without liability is the last day of schedule adjustment.

It is important to note that by registering for classes the student acknowledges liability to SUNY Erie for tuition, fees and any required collection costs or legal fees as outlined in the tuition and fee section of the college catalog. As noted above, failure to attend classes does not absolve a student from liability. In all cases, it is the student's responsibility to drop classes by the due date or they will be held liable for their classes.

A student must first apply to SUNY Erie by completing an online application. Once a student has been accepted, they must register with the Registrar’s office and submit the Cross Registration form supplied to them by their home college. If a student does not submit the cross-registration form at the time of registration, the student will be billed for the course. Students that drop below full-time status at their home institution will be responsible for tuition costs.


  • Students may register for up to six (6) credit hours including lab.
  • Class registration is based on the availability of space within the class.
  • Any other class or classes that are registered for are the responsibility of the student.
  • Students must prove permanent residency in New York State for 12 months and Erie County for the six months prior to the start of the semester. Or provide an Out-of-County Certificate (hyperlink to Issuu) if the student’s residency is out of Erie County, but in New York State. All residents living out of Erie County must supply a certificate of residence to Student Account Services by October 1 for the Fall semester or February 15 for the Spring semester to have the out-of-county charge waived.

Classes that the College offers off-site are not eligible for Cross Registration. Cross-registered Students that register prior to the published dates will not be honored as cross-registered students and the tuition will not be deferred. All course-related fees in excess of tuition are the responsibility of the student.