Prospective Students

Online Student Center v2

Online Student Center

  • Access Your Course
  • GO Username/Password Information
  • Hiding Your Previous Semester Courses in GO
  • Access Your Herkimer College Email Account
  • How to Determine your Herkimer College ID
  • Assistance with your Generals Online Courses
Generals Online Resources v2

Online Resources

  • For Students
  • For Students and Faculty
  • For Faculty

Herkimer College is the pioneer and leading provider of outstanding online college programs  offering the premier two-year SUNY experience, digitally.

Online Student Benefits

  • Program variety.

    We offer more than 150 courses20 degrees, and three certificates online, so students have lots of choices when it comes to majors and programs.

  • Convenience.

    Many of our students have very busy lives with full-time jobs and family responsibilities. Commuting to campus for class can be difficult, if not impossible. Completing your studies online lets you complete your education around your schedule.

  • Savings.

    Herkimer College’s full-time and part-time tuition and fees are competitively priced and we offer many financial aid options.

  • Support services.

    Our online students have access to all of the great in-person support services our on-campus students are offered, like advisementtutoring, disabilities services, library services, and technical support. 

Future students can check out our FAQs or contact us to find out more about earning college credits online through Generals Online.

Current students can access forms online. If you have a question, don’t hesitate to call (315) 574-4006, or email us at or visit us in JH 204.

This was my first time back to school in almost 10 years and I decided to take the plunge while working full-time and having a one-year-old daughter. I want to sincerely thank the whole college for making this experience so much less stressful than I thought it would be. I enjoyed all the classes I took with each teacher. They made it easy to navigate everything online (I am from upstate New York near the Canadian border). All the academic advisors were wonderful and have been helping me each step of the way with any problems or questions I might need answered. They are guiding me toward my degree, and I really appreciate that no matter how many questions I have, no one ever is annoyed with me, just willing to help. It is the same with every single office I have had to contact within the school, even Financial Aid. I never thought this would be an easy process, but I couldn't be happier with my choice to attend Herkimer, and I am looking forward to getting my two-year degree. I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone! Life is difficult enough and I think that everyone is just doing such a great job. There are so many resources for students! Attending classes here has made me realize I can really do anything I set my mind to!
Talia Worden
Accounting A.S.


  • Refer to our step-by-step instructions to register for your classes online.

    How To Web Register

  • You can use your Herkimer College ID in place of your Social Security Number when logging into Student Online Services and when contacting Herkimer College by telephone and email.  You will also need your Herkimer College ID to determine both your General Online Username and your MyHerkimer Username. 

    1. Login to your Student Online Services (SOS) Account available here:  Initially, you can login using your Social Security Number as your User ID, no dashes, no spaces. 
    2. Once logged into your SOS account, please select the Student Services tab.
    3. From the available menu, please select the Student Services link. 
    4. Select Academic Transcript from the available menu.
    5. Leave the drop-down menu options in their default state.  Click the Submit button.
    6. Your Herkimer College ID will be available in the upper right-hand corner just before your name.  It begins with an “H”. 

    If you need any assistance with logging into your Student Online Services Account, please contact our IT Help Desk at (315) 866-0300, ext. 8555 or email them at

  • You will need to use a PC or Macintosh, either desktop or laptop, to attend your online courses.  It should be noted that due to current browser requirements and reduced functionality within the Learning Management System, the use of mobile devices such as smartphones, e-readers, and tablets is not recommended as the only source to access online courses. You will also need to use a full version of a compatible browser.  Check your browser compatibility through SUNY Online Support Services.

  • Generals Online students may take HE 130 - Wellness or HE 121 - Personal and Community Health instead of the two PE activities.

  • As an integral and mission expanding component of college operations, the online academy enjoys full accreditation through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Higher Education. For further information about accreditation contact the Internet Academy Office at 315-574-4006, request information online or the Middle States Association ( In addition, the New York State Education Department has named Herkimer College an approved provider of Distance Learning Programs.

    1. Go to
    2. Under Quick Links, select Student Online Services
    3. Select the Student Services tab
    4. Select the Student Services link
    5. Select General Student Information
  • You must provide an official transcript from your previous college(s) sent directly to our Registrar's Office. The college(s) must be accredited.

    If the class(es) are applicable to your program with us, we will accept them for transfer provided you received a grade of “C” or higher. In order to satisfy the residency requirement, to earn a degree with Herkimer, at least thirty (30) credit hours must be earned in residence; to earn a certificate with Herkimer, at least fifteen (15) credit hours must be earned in residence.

    Once your transcript(s) is evaluated, you will be notified via email to access your Degree Works worksheet to see how your transfer credits were applied.

  • You first need to complete the application with the VA

    Once you receive your Certificate of Eligibility, you would contact the Registrar to get certified.

  • You need to complete an enrollment verification form or write a letter to us specifying the address where the verification is to be mailed, the semester, your college ID # or social security #, your full name and current address. Your request must be signed.

  • Herkimer College offers official transcripts through Parchment. Visit the Registrar's Transcripts page to order an electronic or to request a paper transcript. Each official transcript is $14.00 and must be paid before they are processed.