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FAQs

Where do I send my transcripts and other application materials?
Send transcripts and other materials to:
Undergraduate Admissions
SUNY Cortland
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045
Do I need to declare a major when I apply?
Yes. In order to be considered for admission all applicants must choose a major. To see our academic offerings please view our list of majors.
How many credits can I transfer?
You may transfer 64 credits from a 2-year college and 75-83 from a 4-year college.
Is on-campus housing available for transfer students?
Yes. We require all new transfer students to live on-campus for 1 year (unless you meet the criteria for living off-campus PDF), and we reserve space specifically for transfer students in several of our upperclassmen residence halls.
Do I need to provide my SAT/ACT scores?
If you are transferring in with more than 30 credits, you will not be asked for SAT or ACT scores. You are required to submit your high school transcript regardless of how many college credits you’ve earned.
How will my credits transfer?
To see how courses may transfer you can look at our Transfer Course Equivalency charts. To find out how those credits will fit into your intended major, you can utilize the college catalog.
Can I apply for scholarships?
Merit-based scholarships are awarded to transfer students at the time of admission. No separate application is required, and recipients are notified in their acceptance letter.
When can I register for classes?
All new transfer students will attend a Transfer Transition Seminar prior to the start of their first semester. During this one-day session, new students will meet with an advisor from their intended major and register for classes.
Can I receive financial aid?
Yes. To be eligible for financial aid, you will have to add SUNY Cortland to your FAFSA. The Financial Aid page will provide you more information on this process.
What is the minimum GPA for admission?
2.5 is the minimum GPA to transfer, and admission requirements may vary depending on intended major.
If I earned college credits in high school will they transfer?
Yes. We will award credit for college coursework completed in high school if you provide us official transcripts from the institution awarding those credits. Transfer Equivalencies.