The degree conferral application is a required step, where a student notifies the College that they intend to graduate. Students should meet with their advisor to verify eligibility prior to the conferral term. All students will apply for the degree using the online application.
The online degree application will be available in myRedDragon during the application periods below.
Apply up to January 1, 2024.
Apply up to June 1, 2024.
Summer 2024 Degree Conferral Application
Apply up to August 1, 2024.
Students will apply online via myRedDragon.
Please access myRedDragon to submit changes to your degree conferral information. Using the change form, you are able to change:
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 send a diploma 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.
Students may request replacement or duplicate diplomas through the Registrar's Office. 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 by undergraduate students to apply for degree conferral.
This form is used by graduate students to apply for degree conferral.
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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