Ordinarily transfer students are admitted to the college in Terms One or Six. The Registrar evaluates the student’s transcripts and is responsible for awarding transfer credit. Transfer courses that meet Cornell College requirements will be noted. The Coordinator for Academic Support and Advising will register transfer students and then assign to an appropriate departmental advisor.  

Topics for advising:

  • Check transfer credits that have been approved.  Should you or your advisee think that additional courses should receive credit, contact the appropriate department chair and/or the Registrar.

  • Review the all-college requirements; review the advisee's schedule and discuss any changes you see necessary.

  • Identify courses which meet prerequisites for advanced work in the department.  Enroll student in these courses as soon as possible.

  • Review Cornell's educational priorities and discuss progress toward meeting those.

  • Discuss possible degree options (B. A., B.S.S., B. M.)

  • Discuss possible major options (existing major or individualized major if they have limited time and a vision for unique major)
  • Discuss application deadlines for off-campus study

  • Discuss pre-law, pre-health professions Cornell Fellows, teacher certification requirements and national scholarships and direct interested students to appropriate offices.

  • Discuss campus resources for tutoring, I.T. support, counseling and other services that would be supportive in adjusting to the block plan or keeping up in upper level courses.