You've paid your admission deposit - what now?
Complete the following Next Steps to help orient you to SUNY Cortland...
Review and accept/decline your financial aid award letter through myRedDragon. Be sure to regularly review the Financial Aid checklist. You will be notified by the Financial Aid Office when your award letter is ready. For questions regarding your aid or student loans, call 607-753-4717 or email email@example.com.
New graduate students must comply with Student Health Service requirements by July 1st or December 1 (or as soon as possible after that for late admissions). Failure to provide Student Health Service with all of the required immunization and health forms in a timely manner may delay registration or result in administrative penalties including having a hold placed on your account.
Please note that you MUST submit your health forms and immunity requirements to Student Health Service as soon as possible. Submission of this material is in accordance with NYS Public Health Laws, course registration may be delayed until it is received. Please call Student Health Service at 607-753-4811 with any questions about the forms or requirements.
Once you have paid your admission deposit, you will have access to myRedDragon, SUNY Cortland’s online portal to many functions you’ll need to use as a student. There is always a link to myRedDragon at the top of each SUNY Cortland Web page or visit the myRedDragon Login Page and bookmark it in your browser. If you have any trouble logging in, call The Help Center at 607-753-2500.
Once you have paid your admission deposit, you will be issued a Cortland.edu email account that can be accessed through myRedDragon on the Home Tab. Look for the Office 365/Webmail link on the upper right. This is the method through which all official College communication will be sent to you. You are expected to check your Cortland.edu email on a regular basis. If you have any trouble accessing myRedDragon or your email account call The Help Center at 607-753-2500, or stop at the desk in the Memorial Library. The Help Center can also assist you in setting up campus email directly to your cell phone.
Contact your academic advisor or graduate coordinator to review program requirements and determine what classes you should register for. The name and contact information for your academic advisor is located in the Student Tab on myRedDragon (locate the Registrar box and click "Who is my Advisor?"). If you have trouble reaching this person during summer hours you may also contact your program’s Graduate Coordinator or your department’s chair (contact information can be found on your department’s website). Please note that your Graduate Coordinator may also be your academic advisor.
All graduate students should be familiar with their individual degree audit. Your degree audit can be found on myRedDragon - Student Tab.
You will use Degree Works to track your degree progress. Learn how to use Degree Works.
Once you know what classes to register for, consult the online Course Schedule to find specific course offering information.
Please note: you may disregard any reference to a Registration PIN – this is only applicable to undergraduate student registration.
You may also wish to view registration resources found on the Student Registration and Record Services (SRRS) website (formerly known as Registrar's Office).
Call SRRS if you have questions or problems with registration at 607-753-4702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are taking coursework on the SUNY Cortland campus, you MUST submit your health forms and immunity requirements to Student Health Service as soon as possible. Submission of this material is in accordance with NYS Public Health Laws and you may not register for courses until it is received. Please call Student Health Service at 607-753-4811 with any questions about the forms or requirements.
Visit the College Store for details on how to order your books online. You can even choose to rent your textbooks!
You may also purchase your textbooks from outside vendors. There is no requirement that you purchase through the College Store.
Prior to the first day of classes, you will need to provide the Graduate Admissions Office with a final transcript showing conferral of your undergraduate degree. If you are currently a SUNY Cortland undergraduate student, the Registrar’s Office will process the conferral of your degree and a transcript will not be necessary.
As soon as your initial teaching certificate is issued by New York State, please submit a copy from the TEACH system to your advisor or Graduate Coordinator. You may need to submit a Request for Change of Graduate Status form to have the “W” removed from your program code. Students in the Health and Modern Languages programs do not need to submit a Change of Status form. Check with your advisor or Graduate Coordinator if you have questions.
Shortly before each semester all new graduate students are sent a packet of resource information welcoming them to SUNY Cortland. This packet contains:
If you matriculate into a program for the fall semester, included in your fall Welcome Packet will be an invitation to the New Graduate Student Welcome Reception held at the start of each fall semester. This is a great opportunity to meet some key people on campus and take care of last minute business.
The Grad Student Support website is designed for you. Here you will find links to may resources, including:
Visit Facebook and like us for up-to-date reminders and timely information. You can also connect with other SUNY Cortland graduate students here if you'd like to.
Your SUNY Cortland ID Card is essential! Among its many uses:
To obtain your Cortland ID Card, visit the Auxiliary Services Corp. (ASC) Office on the first floor of Neubig Hall. Keep in mind that office hours vary during winter and summer sessions; it is advised that you call ahead to see if they are open (extended hours are offered at the beginning of each semester). Contact the ASC Office at 607-753-2430.
You may purchase your parking permit online and pick it up when you get to campus. Alternatively, you may purchase your permit in person at the Parking Operations and Security Services Office, Whitaker Hall, Room 104, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. If you are unable to pick up your permit during normal business hours, it will be available for you at the University Police Department, also located in Whitaker Hall. For details on types of permits and parking fees, visit the Parking Operations and Security Services Office, or call 607-753-4123.