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. AARTS can be requested here.
Students who served in the Navy or Marine Corps should request a SMART transcript: Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript. SMART can be requested here.
Advanced Placement Exam Scores
Visit the College Board's AP Score Reporting Services. SUNY Cortland's four-digit CEEB college code is 2538.
There are three ways you can make this request:
1. Call 1-888-308-0013; please note that an additional fee will be added to the total amount of each telephone request for regular transcripts.
2. Complete the right half of your AP Grade Report and send it to the address in option 3.
3. Send a letter with your name, gender, birth date, AP number (only if available - not required), the year(s) you took the AP Exams, and the name, city, and state of the college(s) to receive your transcript.
Send your request and a check made out to AP Exams ($15 for each transcript) to:
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
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.