Learning at the speed of life,
you gain the real-world skills you need to lead and serve on a global scale.
“Prior to arriving at Cornell, I was worried that the campus would not be as diverse as I hoped. As I settled in, I found students from around the world and from all different states. The campus is filled with many unique and beautiful cultures, and it definitely complements the liberal arts education I receive on the Hilltop.” - Michelle Ngirbabul ‘16, Saipan, Mariana Islands
How to apply
- Have your institution submit your official high school transcript including all coursework to date (if your transcript is not in English, a certified transcript needs to be sent) to our Admissions Office
- Evidence of English proficiency (review what we accept in the table below)
- Cornell International Financial Ability Form, which can be emailed to our Admissions Office
We accept the following tests. You only need to submit one from the list.
|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|
Apply early to avoid delays in international mail delivery.
Application schedule for first-year students
|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.