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Registration and Records

The Office of the Registrar serves Cayuga students, alumni, faculty, and staff by securely auditing and storing all student academic records for current and future needs. You can request services

  • in person
  • by phone
    Auburn: 315-255-1743 extension 2217 or 2218
    Fulton: 315-592-4143
  • by fax to 315-255-9983
  • by email to

The College is open Monday through Friday as follows for registration, except during College holidays:

Hours of Operation
Normal Hours
(fall and spring semesters)
AUBURN Summer Hours FULTON Summer Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


The Office of the Registrar can help you with the following (to view PDF files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader , a free download):



It's easy to register for courses at Cayuga.

For help in selecting the right courses for your degree, transfer, or career goals, click for information on counseling and advisement services.


Attendance Policy

Approved: 05-01-2009

  • Students are expected to attend each meeting of their registered courses. Experience demonstrates that regular attendance enhances academic success. Cayuga’s attendance policy allows instructors to withdraw a student from a course due to excessive absences. The College recognizes that there are times when students may miss class, and has instituted a policy that takes this into consideration.
  • There are NO EXCUSED ABSCENCES under this policy. All absences can be counted, regardless of the reason for the absence, including but not limited to field trips, illness, athletic trips, court appearances (other than jury duty) and other personal reasons.
  • Students are responsible for keeping track of their number of absences. Instructors are not required to notify a student orally or in writing before dropping a student from a course due to excessive absences.
  • Withdrawal from a course(s) may affect a student’s current or future financial aid eligibility. Students should consult the Financial Aid Office to learn both short and long term consequences of a withdrawal.
  • Participation in classroom activities including lectures, films, guest speakers, class discussions, and group activities all contribute to student success in college level coursework. If you are not in attendance you cannot participate. Instructors may include class participation as one component of evaluation and grading. Therefore, lack of attendance may influence your ability to do well in a course where participation is highly valued by the instructor.
  • Attendance in an online course is defined as an active post or submission within the course including discussions, written assignments and tests. This standard will be used to determine all attendance issues, including but not limited to, never having attended reports, last date of attendance, and involuntary withdrawal from a course due to lack of attendance.
Class or Lab Meets: An instructor may withdraw a student
from a course if absences exceed:
Once weekly 3
Twice weekly 6
Three times weekly 9
Four times weekly 12
Five times weekly 15
Class or Lab Meets: An instructor may withdraw a student
from a course if absences exceed:
Once weekly 1
Twice weekly 2
Three times weekly 3
Four times weekly 4
Five times weekly 5

Students enrolled in a course that meets for other than the full semester or 5 week sessions may be withdrawn when they have been absent more than 20% of the scheduled class meetings.

A stricter alternative attendance policy may be applied within a curriculum, with the approval of the division and the Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs. An instructor will notify students in writing when it is necessary to apply a more restrictive and approved policy due to educational requirements.

Lateness and Leaving Class Early

If a student is late, leaves and returns during, or leaves the class before the class is over, he/she may, at the discretion of the instructor, be considered absent. Students are required to wait a minimum of ten minutes before leaving a class if an instructor is not present at the beginning of a class period, unless instructed otherwise.

Late Registration

Students may change their schedules during the drop/add late registration period. However, the missed classes that occurred before the student added the course may, at the discretion of the instructor, count as absences in the student's attendance record for that course.

Cell phones and Personal Electronic Devices

Students are expected to be present, pay attention, and participate during classes. Use of cell phones and other electronic devices during class time may be considered a classroom disruption as defined in the Instructor's course syllabus.

Involuntary Withdrawal Policy

A student is subject to involuntary withdrawal from a course when, in the opinion of the instructor, the student engages in disruptive behavior. If a student has been warned about specific behavior and continues to present a disruption, the instructor may request the student's withdrawal from the course by submitting to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, in writing, the facts of the case.

An instructor will issue an oral warning to a student regarding the unacceptable behavior. If the instructor is still dissatisfied with the student’s behavior that occurs after the oral warning, a written warning will be issued to the student. The written warning will describe specifically what behavior changes must occur if the student is to remain in the course. If the instructor requests an involuntary withdrawal after issuing a written warning, the Vice President, if he/she concurs, may withdraw the student from the course. The Vice President may also mediate the situation in order to facilitate a change in the disputed behavior, or deny the request of the instructor.

In certain serious situations, the student may be withdrawn from the course and also face disciplinary action by the College without prior warning. Serious situations include, but are not limited to, verbal abuse, violence, threats of violence, intimidation, persistent behavior that prevents the instructor from maintaining order and carrying out classroom activities, and behavior that is or could be a violation of federal, state and local laws.


Drop/Add Courses and Course Withdrawal:

You may drop and add courses during the first full week of classes. However, in order to receive a full refund, you must drop the course prior to the 1st day of the class. Please review the link for the refund policy and check the academic calendar for the relevant deadlines. This process can be done at the registrar's office, student development office or with your advisor.

Students may withdraw from a course up until the 60% mark of that course and receive a “W” on their transcript.

After the first week of classes, you may no longer add classes. If you wish to drop a course after the first week, you should consult with your advisor prior to making any changes to your schedule, particularly if you utilize financial aid to pay for your tuition. A Schedule Adjustment form (50 kb PDF file) must be completed returned to the Registrar’s office. (To view this file, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader , a free download).

Do not stop attending a class without formally withdrawing from the course.

You may pick up the schedule adjustment form at the Registrar's office in Auburn, the Administrative office in Fulton or by downloading the forms off this site.


Grade Reporting

Final grades are available through myCayuga once all semester grades have been submitted by the faculty.