Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
Along with their completed online application, first-year students must submit their high school transcript. The non-binding early action deadline is Nov. 15 and all students are encouraged to apply by Dec. 1 for full consideration. Additional materials such as mid-year grades may be requested by email before a final admissions decision is made. All official admissions decisions are communicated exclusively by mail.
At SUNY Cortland, a transfer student is considered to be anyone who has attended a post-secondary institution for any length of time after high school. Along with their completed online application, transfer students should submit their most recent college transcript, a transcript from every college where credit has been earned and a high school transcript. Additional materials such as mid-semester grades may be requested. Preference is given to students who have completed a higher total of college credits. Visit cortland.edu/transfer-credits to learn more about credit transfer.
SUNY Cortland offers a variety of visit programs, from daily tours to large Open House events. Weekday tours are offered throughout each semester and on a limited basis during the summer and winter. A student-led, 90-minute walking tour brings visitors through academic buildings, a residence hall and recreational facilities. Students and families also learn more during an information session led by an Admissions Office staff member. In 2019, Fall Open House events take place Oct. 14 and Nov. 11. These popular visit days provide a closer look at specific academic programs and student life.
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