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Quick Reference

Graduate Student Quick Reference Guide

ProcessWhere to beginAdditional Resources
(offices/online assistance)
Academic Advising Academic departments identify graduate faculty advisors for each student and provide department and program information. Advisement and Transition provides general support to all graduate students: cortland.edu/advisement
Registration Matriculated students register online through the MyRedDragon portal during Web Registration. Non-matriculated students register in person in the Registrar’s Office. Registrar’s Office provides information on registration activities and course schedule detail: cortland.edu/registrar
Transfer Credit Evaluation Graduate Coordinators evaluate students’ requests to bring in graduate credit from another institution. The Associate Dean of the respective school renders a decision on the request, and submits authorization to the Registrar’s Office for posting. Office of Associate Dean
Old Main, 125 607-753-4314
Request for Incomplete Requests for an incomplete begin with the instructor of the course.  
Extension of Incomplete The Associate Dean of the respective school renders a decision on the request for an extension of incomplete, and submits authorization to the Registrar’s Office for posting.  
Withdrawal from Course The Associate Dean of the respective school approves.  
Academic Standing Associate Deans monitor graduate student academic standing and inform students of Probation, Suspension and Dismissal decisions.  
Withdrawal from College and Leave of Absence Contact the Associate Dean of your school to file a Withdrawal or Leave of Absence from the College.  
Readmission to Cortland Contact the Associate Dean of your school to apply for readmission to the College.  Readmission website
Apply to Graduate Go to MyRedDragon to officially apply to graduate. The Registrar’s Office will send notification when the online application period will begin for the calendar year of anticipated completion. Academic departments, graduate coordinators and associate deans verify the completion of all degree requirements.
Teacher Certification Application for New York State teacher certification is done through the NYS TEACH System. Graduate Certification support is available in the Registrar’s Office. Contact Annie Wilcox, Miller bldg., #223, ext. 2955
Transcript Requests Request official college transcripts from the Registrar’s Office. cortland.edu/registrar