The online degree application will be available in myRedDragon during the application periods below.
Apply up to June 1, 2021.
You MUST Apply by March 1, 2020 to be in the Commencement Program.
Apply up to Aug. 1, 2020.
You MUST Apply Between by March 1, 2020 to be in the Commencement Program.
Apply up to Jan. 1, 2021.
How to Apply
Students will apply online via myRedDragon.
Changing Degree Conferral Details
Please access myRedDragon to submit changes to your degree conferral information. Using the change form, you are able to change:
- Your Degree Conferral Term
- Your Diploma Name
- Your Diploma Shipping Address
- For changes to your Ceremony Attendance Preference (Yes/No), please email our office
- Login to myRedDragon
- Click the Student Tab.
- Locate the Registrar's channel on the left of the screen.
- Click on the Degree Conferral and Graduation link.
- Click on the Change Conferral, Diploma or Attendance Information link.
- Select the appropriate change(s) you wish to make on the form.
Students will receive a diploma at the address provided during the degree conferral application approximately 10-12 weeks after the conferral process concludes. The diploma is printed with the legal name on file.
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 confer the degree or send a diploma or transcript if you have any outstanding holds, financial obligations, or disciplinary actions. Please be sure to resolve any holds or obligations prior to leaving campus to avoid any delay.
Duplicate or Replacement Diplomas
Students may request replacement or duplicate diplomas through the Student Registration and Records Services. To obtain a replacement diploma, please use the replacement form (PDF).
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.
This form is used to change your degree conferral details when you have an existing degree conferral application.
To order a replacement diploma complete and sign this form and then mail the form to the Registrar’s Office or present it in person. A diploma replacement request must be made by the bearer of the diploma with that individual's verified signature.
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