International Student Application Process
|Whether you're from France or China, Brazil or Tanzania, Cornell is a great place to learn, make new friends, and get involved in campus activities. Our students come from more than 20 countries and nearly every state.
At Cornell, you'll live with other students in campus residence halls, as do most of our students, in charming Mount Vernon , Iowa. We are a diverse campus, and our Office of Intercultural Life is just one of the many groups ready to help you fit in and feel at home.
Admission MaterialsInternational students follow the same application process as U.S. citizens, with two additional steps:
Application Dates and DeadlinesWe encourage you to apply as early as possible to avoid delays in international mail delivery. Our application schedule for first-year students and our schedule for transfer students are the same for international and U.S. applicants. International applications postmarked by February 1 will receive priority in our regular decision processing and possibly earlier notification of our decision. Applications postmarked after March 1 will be considered, but the process may be delayed.
Visa InformationMost international students enter Cornell College under the F-1 student program. Cornell College will issue the necessary I-20 forms to all admitted students who have provided sufficient financial documentation. More complete details will be included with the offer of admission.
Application AssistanceWe encourage you to schedule time at your nearest EducationUSA Education Advising Center for help with your application. We also invite you to contact Marie Schofer, Cornell's international student recruiter, with any questions you have about applying to Cornell.