Step 1: Apply Online
The easiest, fastest and most secure way for you to apply is online. We accept The Common Application and The SUNY Online application. Choose just one way to apply; both require a $50 non-refundable application fee.
Interested students are encouraged to submit either the Common Application or the SUNY Application.
Please complete and submit only one.
The Common Application
The SUNY Online application
Step 2: Submit Supplemental Form
All applicants submitting the SUNY application should complete the SUNY supplement form.
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Log-in to your application and complete the
Applicants are encouraged to submit supplemental forms electronically, however, the following PDFs are available for download:
SUNY Supplemental Form
*All freshman Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Applicants must complete the EOP SUNY Supplemental Application
Step 3: Submit Academic Information
Freshman and transfer applicants must submit a high school transcript, and transfer applicants are required to submit transcripts from all colleges attended. High school transcripts may be sent electronically, and freshman applications also have the option of completing the SOAR (SUNY Online Academic Record) in lieu of mailing a paper transcript. Information and instructions for completing your SOAR can be found at https://www.suny.edu/student/app_suny_soar.cfm.
International Students are encouraged to view the International Admissions Process and Criteria page for any additional admission requirements.
Step 4: Submit all other requested items
Often, the admission process includes a review of letters of recommendation, mid-year or mid-semester grades, an audition or portfolio. Please follow up with the Admissions office if you are asked to submit any additional items.
Please submit one letter of recommendation or the Teacher/Counselor Evaluation Form(PDF) directly to SUNY Cortland at the address listed on the form (optional for transfers).
For consideration in the Alumni Admissions Program, candidates must submit a letter of recommendation from an Alumni sponsor as well as a completed Alumni Admissions Nomination Form (PDF).
Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible in order to receive the fullest possible consideration.
Recommended application dates
Freshmen: December 1 (November 15 for Spring applicants)
Transfers: December 1 (Spring applicants); March 1 (Fall applicants)