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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2015-2016catalog 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.
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