If you have been unable to log-in to complete your supplemental application, it may be because of an error on your application. The most common causes of access problems are an incorrectly entered birth date, application term, or social security number.
If you did not enter your Social Security number on your application please contact our office with this information, as it must be updated prior to you being able to log-in.
You may have completed the application, but not submitted it. Log into your Common Application account and verify that you submitted the application to Cortland or any other schools to which you’ve applied. You may also call our office to verify whether or not you successfully submitted it.
Freshmen are not required to apply for a specific major. If you know what major you would like, definitely put that on your application, but if not, applying as “undecided” will not hurt your chances of admission.
Transfer applicants are required to select a major.
This is a very busy time of year for us, as we receive hundreds of pieces of mail every day. It does take time for us to open the mail, scan it into our computers, and attach it to your application. Don’t be alarmed if you learn that your transcript is not in your application yet even though you know it’s been sent-it’s very possible it’s here in our office being processed.
We will use your best test scores, whether it’s an SAT (Math and Critical Reading) or an ACT. It’s in your best interest to send us all of the scores from tests you’ve taken, so we can make sure we’ve got your best ones.
Standardized test scores are typically not required for transfer applicants.
If you’d like to be considered for EOP instead of Regular Admission (or Regular Admission instead of EOP) please call or send an email to the Admissions Office. We’d be happy to update your application for you.
Transfer applicants that must be currently enrolled in an opportunity program to be eligible to for EOP at SUNY Cortland.
You may not have any additional SAT or ACT scores to send us, but as a means to be thorough, sometimes we send out requests if we think there’s a chance there’s more information out there that could help us in reviewing your application.
Transfer students may receive requests asking for mid-semester grades (which are not always provided by your college). There is a form for this that can be downloaded from our transfer admissions webpage, and we can assist you with getting that information. If at any time you have questions about anything you receive from Cortland, please don’t hesitate to call or email us.
Often times it is possible to select a different major after applying. What you'll need to do is send a brief email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your full name and date of birth, as well as the major you applied for and the major you’d like to switch to. We will let you know when that change has been made, or notify you in the event that we cannot accommodate your request.
Yes, freshmen are required to live on campus for the first two years, and transfers are required to live on campus for one year. After that, students may remain on campus in our upperclassmen housing or move off campus.