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Credit Through High School

Options for College Credit in High School

SUNY Cortland recognizes the value of these options.  However, there are times when it is in your best interest to take the SUNY Cortland course that corresponds to credit earned in high school instead of accepting the transfer credit.  Doing so can better prepare you for the rigors of the subsequent courses in the sequence. 

You will discuss your options with an academic advisor during orientation or during your first semester to determine what is appropriate for you. If you choose to take the equivalent Cortland course, you will complete a Request to Retake Transfer Credit form.  There may be financial aid implications; students are encouraged to consult their Cortland financial aid advisor with questions.  

Transfer Credit and Student Status

First-year students with college credit from high school are not defined by SUNY Cortland as transfer students.  Transfer students have attended colleges or universities on a full- or part-time basis after their official high school graduation date and then officially applied to and enrolled at Cortland.