Thursday, March 5, 2015

Mid-Semester is Quickly Approaching!

It's almost half way through the semester! Mid-semester estimates will be available soon for viewing in myRedDragon.

All students should receive estimates on their progress in all courses. The options are:
“S” - Satisfactory
“U” - Unsatisfactory
“F” - Failing
“NR” means “Not Recorded” and typically indicates that your professor did not submit estimates by the deadline. To receive your mid-semester estimates in this case, see your professor directly.
"N" Student never attended the course that was registered for.

Estimates can be helpful in gauging your success so far in the course. If you received a U or F, talk to your professor during his/her office hours about how to improve your grades.  Receiving an S indicates that you currently have a C or higher in your class.  The U indicates C- and below.
Estimates of “S,” however, can also be deceiving since you may not have had enough graded assignments in the class to accurately assign a grade. 

At this time of year, it is a good habit to personally assess your performance in your classes. If you have concerns in a class, even if you received an “S,” talk to your professor and consider seeking academic help through ASAP on campus.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Tips for Success at SUNY Cortland

Tips for a Successful Semester
Familiarize yourself with myRedDragon.  All of your personalized information can be found via your myRedDragon account. 

Understand your Degree Works audit.  Your audit details all your requirements for graduation.  Found on myRedDragon, this is a valuable tool to keep you on track. 

Check your Cortland email daily.  Your Cortland email account is the primary way the College corresponds with you.  Your email address typically is

Dates and deadlines are Important.   Many academic deadlines are firm, so become familiar with the deadlines below.  Additional dates can be found in your Student Planner.

Become familiar with the College Catalog.  You are responsible for the curriculum and academic policies in the 2014-2015catalog since that is the year you start courses at Cortland.

Meet with your academic advisor.  Your advisor’s name and contact information can be found on myRedDragon.  Your advisor helps you with course selection but also academic decision making and planning.  You must meet with your advisor prior to registration for each semester.  
      Remember to:
o   Initiate contact, asking questions, communicating your concerns
o   Learn your degree requirements and academic policies
o   Prepare for appointments
o   Explore minors, concentrations, and study abroad opportunities

Don't forget to Get Involved!  

Monday, January 26, 2015

Schedule Adjustments, Drop and Add

Now is the time to make changes to your schedule.

Full semester courses cannot be added to your schedule once Drop and Add ends.  Courses removed from your schedule after 4 p.m. on Friday will be considered a withdrawal.

Drop and Add will be ending on
Friday, January 30, 4:00 p.m. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Dining With Buddies! Check it Out!

Dining with Transfer Buddies

Monday, January 26 -  Friday, January 30

Transfer Buddies would like to meet up for lunch or dinner.  Everybody’s gotta eat!  Join them and meet other new transfers and make some connections.   Just look for Buddies wearing their red shirts.

Where will you find them? 
Mon., 11 - 12 p.m.
Tues., 5 -  6 p.m.
Fri., 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Wed., 12 - 1 p.m. 
Thurs. 6 - 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Who is My Transfer Buddy?

You should have received a letter in the mail with the name and contact information of your Transfer Buddy.  Keep and eye on your email because your Buddy will be in contact with you soon!  You may have already received a message.

 If you have questions for your buddy, don't hesitate to ask.  They want to hear from you!

Visit for more details.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Think About It

Think About It is an interactive program that provides you with a comprehensive foundation about partying smart, sexual violence, and healthy relationships.  

In addition, you will be exposed to educational content about alcohol and other drug use, misuse, and abuse.  The online course is designed to better prepare you about these topics.  

Access to the course will be provided in a future email sent to your student email account, inviting you to participate. 

Please use the link to access the online module and complete the program prior to February 27, 2015.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Make Sure to Connect to Campus!

Transfer Connect are programs specifically designed to help with your transition to campus.

For more details make sure to visit