Applications are reviewed individually. As part of the review process, we may request additional information from you to help clarify your academic background. If we determine you are academically qualified, we notify the International Programs Office so they can begin processing your immigration paperwork.
If you are accepted to the college, the Admissions Office will send you the official acceptance letter along with instructions concerning your next steps.
Accepted undergraduate students must submit a $200 Admissions Deposit by the date listed in the acceptance letter. This deposit shows your commitment to SUNY Cortland and reserves your place in the entering class. The deposit also allows us to notify other campus offices of your pending enrollment.
When the International Programs Office receives notification of your academic decision, the International Student Advisor reviews your immigration documents, including financial statements, to determine if you are eligible to receive the Form I-20. If eligible, the advisor will send you a welcome packet that includes the I-20 and information concerning your arrival on campus.
Visit the International Student Services page for additional information and help with your paperwork.