Tompkins Cortland Community College

Enrollment Services

Taking Just One or a Few Classes

You can take courses without applying for admission to a degree program. If you  are interested in just registering for one or a few classes, there are a few things you should know.

Financial Aid

You cannot receive financial aid if you are not officially admitted in a degree program. Financial aid includes grants and federal student loans. If you are interested in receiving financial aid, you must apply for admission to a degree program.

Semester Schedules

Tompkins Cortland offers classes in fall, winter, spring, and summer terms. The catalog contains scheduling information and descriptions for each course, by type of course and semester.

NOTE: Winter classes are only offered online. Fall, spring, and summer feature online and in-class offerings.

To Register

Complete and print the registration form. You must mail, fax, or bring the form in person to Tompkins Cortland. Be sure to include proof of any required pre-requisites (these are courses you must have previously completed to enter this course). Proof includes an unofficial grade report, unofficial transcript, or an email from the course instructor granting permission to attend the course.

Mailing address

Tompkins Cortland Community College
Enrollment Services Center
P.O. Box 139
170 North Street
Dryden, NY 13053-0139

Fax number

607.756.7562 or 607.844.6560


The College accepts cash, check, credit card, or money order for course payments. There is no financial aid available if you are not admitted in a degree program.

Winter Online Session

The College features only online courses during the winter session. Winter session courses are open to everyone – you do not need to be a currently enrolled student. The registration process is the same as for taking one or a few classes during the regular semester.

Financial Aid

There is no financial aid available for the winter session, even if you are a currently enrolled student. Payment must be made by cash, credit card, check, or money order at the time of registration.

Summer Session

The College offers in-class and online courses in the summer session. In-class courses are available at our Dryden campus as well as at the Ithaca and Cortland Extension Centers.

Financial Aid

If you are currently enrolled as a Tompkins Cortland student, financial aid may be available for summer. However, you must contact a financial aid representative ( for details.

If you are not admitted in a degree program at Tompkins Cortland, no financial aid is available.