Students will receive a diploma at the address provided during the conferral application approximately 6-10 weeks after the conferral process concludes. The diploma is printed with the legal name on file. The diploma will be sent to the address provided during the degree conferral application.
SUNY Cortland diplomas are printed by a professional printing company that prints and embosses our diplomas on high quality stock. The diploma includes the degree earned at SUNY Cortland (example: BA, BS, BFA, MA, MS etc), not the specific major. Students with double majors receive only one diploma in accord with the degree. Students with dual degrees (for example, a BA and a BS) will receive two diplomas.
The College cannot send a diploma or transcript if you have any outstanding holds, financial obligations, or disciplinary obligations to the college. Please be sure to resolve any holds or obligations prior to leaving campus to avoid any delay.
If you are a new graduate and you require a name or address change, you may make the request prior to the change deadlines (May 1 for Spring, August 1 for Summer, and by December 1 for Fall) to avoid a reprinting charge or delay.
If you are requesting a name change or adjustment due to a legal change to your name, please complete the Change of Name/Address Form as well.
Students replacing diplomas may also change their name and address in our student systems using the Change of Name/Address Form. See our replacement instructions below.
Students may request replacement or duplicate diplomas through the Registrar's Office. To obtain a diploma replacement form, please use the form below:
If you are requesting a replacement diploma because your name has changed, please complete the Change of Name/Address Form as well. SUNY Cortland uses an external printing company to print and deliver your replacement diploma. The replacement diploma will arrive approximately 8 weeks after the request is received and processed.
The diploma is an important symbol of your accomplishments, and we want to help you receive it. If you graduated recently and have not received a diploma, please note that it can take up to 8 weeks after your degree is conferred. If you had a late degree application or conferral due to outstanding requirements or holds, your diploma may still be in transit. Please learn more about what you may do if you did not receive your diploma.