SUNY Cortland welcomes applications from students who have attended post-secondary institutions. Admissions decisions are primarily based on previous cumulative academic performance. As an institution, we strive to enroll an academically well qualified and culturally diverse student body. We understand that making the transition to another school can be an overwhelming process, and on this page, you’ll find exactly what you need to make applying to SUNY Cortland a seamless process.
Additional items that may be requested from you:
If you previously enrolled at SUNY Cortland and you would like to re-enroll, you may do so by completing the re-admission process.
Prospective transfer students also can benefit from a Q&A webinar, geared specifically to the needs for transfer students, led by an Admissions Office staff member.
Topics covered include academic and social opportunities, living on campus and more information about the application process. The webinar also offers the chance for prospective students to type questions through a chat feature.
Transfer admissions Q&A webinars are offered on a limited schedule.
The principal mission of the Educational Opportunity Program at SUNY Cortland is to provide access and support to students with strong academic and personal potential. To be considered for EOP please complete the SUNY Application. For more information on EOP, visit suny.edu.
Fall applicants should apply by March 1.
Spring applicants should apply Nov. 1.
Dates above are recommendations, not deadlines. After all required materials are received your application will be evaluated based on the college admission criteria. Decisions are primarily based on previous academic performance, as well as competitiveness your intended program of study.