Frequently Asked Questions
Do transfer students have to live on campus?
Cornell College is a residential campus so we do require students to live on campus all four years. You can find exceptions to this policy in our student handbook, The Compass.
Do transfer students take part in orientation?
Yes! Fall transfer students take part in New Student Orientation so that we can provide them with helpful tools and resources necessary to transition to Cornell successfully.
I cannot get help from the professors at my current school. How easy it is to access Cornell faculty?
Cornell professors are first and foremost teachers and mentors. And Cornell's small classes and One Course At A Time curriculum create close learning communities where faculty and students quickly get to know one another. Your professor will only be teaching one class—the one you're enrolled in—and he or she will be accessible both in class and after class.
What role does an advisor have with transfer students?
Transfers are assigned an advisor immediately. The advisor can be changed at any time with no questions asked.