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FAQs

Is there a supplement or part 2 of the application?
Yes-If you completed the SUNY Application, log on to complete the SUNY Supplemental form. If you completed the Common Application, there is no additional supplement required.
When should I apply?
The deadline for applying Early Action is November 15. There is no deadline for Regular Admission, but we recommend you apply by December 1.
Is an interview required?
No. We do not require interviews, but encourage you to visit the campus prior to making your enrollment decision. You can schedule a visit online.
I filled out and paid for the CommonApp, but Cortland says they don't have it. Why not?
You may have completed the application, but not submitted it. Log-on to your Common Application account and verify that you submitted the application to Cortland and any other schools to which you’ve applied. You may also call our office to verify whether or not it has been successfully submitted.
Should I complete the SOAR?
If your school does not have an electronic transcript system (such as Naviance), SOAR may be a great option for you, rather than having a paper transcript mailed.
I'm taking the SAT/ACT again. Should I send my application now or wait until after the test?
Don’t wait! Send in your application now, and follow up with any additional information (SAT or ACT scores, teacher recommendations, essay etc.) as soon as you are able. Please be sure to let us know of any future test dates you are scheduled for.
What if I have an IEP?
We do not utilize this information in the admissions process, however, if you have a documented learning (or other) disability, you may qualify for services upon enrollment. To find out more about services offered, go to the Student Disability Services website.
Will you accept my AP/IB/college credits?
Yes! If you took an AP, IB, CLEP or college course through your high school, there is a good chance we'll award you college credits. Use the Transfer Equivalencies link to find out more about what scores you need and how your credits might transfer.
Do I have to have my SAT/ACT scores sent to you electronically?
No. We will accept your test scores many different ways- they do not need to be sent directly from the testing agency.
Do I have to declare a major on my application?
Yes, but you may choose “undecided.” We will ask you to indicate your selected major on your supplement or supplemental application (even if it is undecided).
My counselor mentioned something about EOP. I'm not sure if I qualify- how should I apply?
If you’re not sure whether or not you qualify for EOP, give us a call first. If you apply for EOP but aren’t actually eligible, it might slow down your application, so it's best to let us help you determine which admission option will be the best for you.
Does Cortland require SAT II's?
No. We only look at SAT I or ACT scores.
What happens if I don't get accepted for Early Action?
Your application may be put into the Regular Admission pool to be reviewed again later in the process, but it’s not automatic. If you’re not sure whether you meet our admissions criteria, it’s probably best to apply Regular Admission instead of Early Action.