Start Strong

Welcome to Start Strong!

Interested in getting a jump start on your academic career at SUNY Cortland? We welcome all incoming transfer students who are interested in the Start Strong program!

Step 1: Visit the course schedule and complete the online “Start Strong” form. Tuition and fee information is available for Summer 2020.

Step 2: Advisement and Transition will contact you via phone to discuss specific courses, amount of credit, need for financial aid, and experience with online courses.

Step 3: Advisement and Transition will approve your course(s) in prior to registration. If you are interested at least 6 credits and utilizing financial aid, we will provide additional information. You will be referred to Financial Aid to complete an application for summer aid and discuss how this will impact your overall aid package. The student must initiate the conversation with Financial Aid, if directed.

Step 4: You will receive an email from Student Registration and Records Services with information on how to register. You will register for the courses yourself online, via myRedDragon.

Step 5: Accept your charges and pay your bill via myRedDragon. SUNY Cortland does not mail bills. Summer Session bills are due by May 8. Students who register after May 8 will have a bill generated overnight and have 72 hours to pay.  Instructions are available from Student Accounts on how to view your bill and accept your charges and pay your bill.

Step 6: Start your class!  Be sure to verify the start date for your course(s)!  Summer Session has multiple terms with courses beginning in May, June and July!

Course Schedule

Public Course Schedule (full course details including course descriptions, seats available and search by attribute/general education functions)
Summer Session Schedule (shows courses available by term)

2020 Dates

To accommodate busy student schedules, Summer Session includes multiple terms and most courses are 5 weeks long. 

Full Summer Session (10-week)
May 20 - Aug 3

Summer Session I
May 20 - June 24

Term A
May 20 - June 8

Term B
June 9 - June 24

Summer Session II
June 29 - Aug 3

Term C
June 29 - July 14

Term D
July 15 - Aug 3

*No classes in observance of Memorial Day on May 25 and Independence Day on July 3.

Office Contact  Information

Many offices are currently working remotely to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.  Voicemail and e-mails are being monitored, but it may take longer for a response.

Advisement and Transition

Financial Aid


Student Registration and Record Services (SRRS)

Student Accounts

Extended Learning Office

Contact Us

Darci Contri
Director of Extended Learning

Athena Vunk-Moynihan
Program Aide

Phone: 607-753-5643
Fax: 607-753-2959
Miller Building, Room 230

Extended Learning Office
Summer/Winter Sessions
SUNY Cortland
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Intersession Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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