How to apply as an international student
- Complete the Cornell Application, the Common Application, or the Coalition Application. List Cornell College as a recipient. If you prefer to apply by mail, contact us for details.
- Have your institution submit your official high school transcript including all coursework to date to our Admissions Office. If your transcript is not in English, submit a certified transcript.
- Submit evidence of English proficiency.
- Complete the Cornell International Financial Ability Form, which can be emailed to our Admissions Office.
Apply early to avoid delays
|Application Deadline||Deposit Deadline|
|Early Action||Nov. 1||May 1|
|Regular Decision||July 1||July 15|
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis only.
If you would like to learn of your admission status as early as possible but are still considering other colleges, you must postmark your application by Nov. 1. You will receive priority admission and scholarship consideration. If you are admitted, your $300 deposit is due by May 1.
Spring transfers are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Submit one English proficiency test from the list below
|Exam or course||Recommended||School code (if applicable)|
|SAT Exam||1030 (Critical Reading + Math)||6119|
|ELS Course||Level 112|
|TOEFL Exam||Online: 79
|EIKEN Exam||Grade Pre-1|
|GAOKAO Exam (Chinese College Entrance Exam)||98|