Ready to apply to Cornell? The process is not complicated, but we do offer several application schedules to choose from as shown in the table below.
Early Decision (ED)
Cornell is your first choice we encourage you to apply for our binding
Early Decision (ED1) plan. By applying ED1 by November 1, you will
receive a waiver of your $30 application fee and first notification of
admission and scholarship consideration. Review of completed ED1
applications begins October 1. Students admitted to the college must submit a $300 non-refundable deposit, postmarked by
January 15. Upon submission of the deposit to Cornell students must
withdraw applications to other schools.
you would like to learn of your admission status early, you must
postmark your application by December 1 for our non-binding Early Action
(EA) plan. Review of completed EA applications begins mid-October and
applicants will be notified of their admission status by February 1. By
applying EA, you are eligible to receive a waiver of the $30 application
fee and priority admission and scholarship consideration. Applicants
who are offered admission and wish to enroll must submit a $300 deposit
by May 1.
Early Decision 2 (ED2)
of completed ED2 applications begins January 1 and will continue
through March 1. This ED2 option allows students to submit a 7th
semester transcript or a later SAT/ACT score with the application
materials. Applicants admitted to the college who wish to enroll must
submit a $300 non-refundable deposit, postmarked by April 1. Upon
submission of the deposit to Cornell, students must withdraw
applications to all other schools.
of completed applications begins January 1 and applicants will be
notified of their admission status no later than April 1. Applicants
admitted through this non-binding plan must submit a $300 deposit by May