To grant transfer credit, SUNY Cortland requires official transcripts or test scores from all credit-granting institutions to be sent directly to Cortland. Sealed official transcripts from a college that are opened by anyone other than a Cortland staff member become unofficial. Faxed transcripts are also deemed unofficial.
As a new student, transcripts/test scores can be directed to:
Current Cortland students should direct their transcripts to SUNY Cortland Registrar's Office, same address as above.
You will be able to order an Official College Transcript from the Student Records/ Registrar's Office at your prior college(s). Have your prior college(s) send transcripts directly to the address listed above. Please be sure to verify that the information we need is posted on the transcript (e.g. degree conferred, final grades).
Students transferring from another SUNY institution should ensure that a SUNY General Education Transcript Addendum (GETA) accompany their transcript to SUNY Cortland to document the general education categories they have fulfilled at the prior institution. Students are encouraged to have transcripts sent directly from the previous institution's registrar's office to ensure a GETA is sent; hand-delivered transcripts from students may not include the addendum.
Students needing to request a transcript from another SUNY campus can search here to find out the process on each SUNY campus.
High School Transcript
Although your high school transcript may not have been required for you to be accepted to Cortland, your New York State high school transcript is necessary for advising purposes. To be placed in the appropriate U.S. History and Foreign Language courses, please have your high school send us a Final High School Transcript with Regents Exam scores listed.
CLEP Exam Scores
When you take the CLEP exam, you can indicate that you want your scores sent to SUNY Cortland. Use the above address. To request a transcript after an exam is complete, you can use the CLEP Transcript Request Form. CLEP customer service can be reached at: 800-257-9558 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, address, and telephone number in your email correspondence.
Students who served in the Army, Army National Guard, or US Army Reserve should request an AARTS transcript: Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System. Students who served in the Navy or Marine Corps should request a SMART transcript: Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript.
AARTS or SMART Transcripts can be requested through the Joint Services Transcript (JST) system. You will need your Common Access Card (CAC) to register for a JST account. SUNY Cortland can be found in the system under "State University of New York, Cortland."
Advanced Placement Exam Scores
If you requested your scores to be sent to SUNY Cortland at the time you took the exam(s), the College Board will send your scores directly to SUNY Cortland, typically in mid-July. If you did not request your scores to be sent to Cortland at the time of your exam(s), you will need to request an official score report from the College Board. The fee for score reports ranges from $15-$25. Scores can be requested online or by mail/fax. Visit AP Score Reporting Services for more information. SUNY Cortland's four-digit CEEB college code is 2538.
Visit IB's Transcript Request website to complete the transcript request form. There will be a fee for processing. Questions can be directed to email@example.com or 1-301-202-3025. Please include your name, high school name (with city, state, country), date of exams, date of birth, and IB personal code (found on official certificate) in any email correspondence.