Choose how to apply

We accept our own application, the Common Application, and the Coalition Application and consider students equally no matter which application you submit.

English proficiency

Cornell College does require a level of English proficiency in order to be successful in your coursework and student life. While a formal English proficiency test is not required, we do need proof of English proficiency before you will be admitted. You can work directly with your admission counselor for details of what qualifies for proficiency.

CORNELL APPLICATION

Use this application if you want to apply directly to Cornell College as your only option or customize your application for us.

Application materials

  • Official high school transcript submitted by a high school counselor. If your transcript is not in English, submit a certified transcript.
  • Complete the Cornell International Financial Ability Form, which can be emailed to our Admission Office.
  • Test score (optional: you may choose a no-test score application; short answer questions are required for no-test score application)

Recommended materials

After you have submitted all of your application materials, expect to hear from us within two weeks with a decision.

APPLY WITH THE

CORNELL APPLICATION

COMMON APPLICATION

Use this application if you want to apply to multiple colleges and want to use the same application materials for all of them.

Application materials

  • Official high school transcript submitted by a high school counselor. If your transcript is not in English, submit a certified transcript.
  • Complete the Cornell International Financial Ability Form, which can be uploaded to the student portal
  • Test score (optional: you may choose a no-test score application; short answer questions are required for no-test score application)

Recommended materials

After you have submitted all of your application materials, expect to hear from us within two weeks with a decision.

APPLY WITH THE

COMMON APPLICATION