What credit will transfer?

If you want to know what academic credit will transfer to Cornell, we can provide a preliminary evaluation. Send us your unofficial transcript and your proposed major(s). If you're ready for your preliminary evaluation, contact our Transfer Admission Counselor, Sharon Grice at 319.774.8141.

Scholarship consideration starts immediately

When you apply to Cornell, we use your application for admission to award transfer merit-based scholarships—no extra paperwork needed. (You're welcome.) You may qualify for additional financial assistance so don't forget to file your FAFSA—our FAFSA code is 001856.

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.

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 college transcript submitted by the registrar of your last college
  • Personal essay or paper from a college course
  • Dean's reference form

If you're applying with less than 24 college credits

  • ACT/SAT score* (optional; you may choose a no-test score application)
  • Official high school transcript submitted by a high school counselor
  • Short answer questions (required for no-test score application)

Options to enhance your application

  • Teacher recommendations
  • Personal portfolio

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

If you have already started the common application to multiple schools, add Cornell College and you will immediately be considered for admission when your application is complete.

Application materials

  • Official college transcript submitted by the registrar of your last college
  • Personal essay or a paper from a college course
  • Dean's reference form

If you're applying with less than 24 college credits

  • ACT/SAT score* (optional; you may choose a no-test score application)
  • Official high school transcript submitted by a high school counselor
  • Short answer questions (required for no-test score application)

Options to enhance your application

  • Teacher recommendations
  • Personal portfolio

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

*Your composite ACT or SAT score, which may be listed on your transcript. If not, you'll need to request an official copy from the testing agency. Cornell College ACT code: 1296. Cornell College SAT code: 6119.