Welcome counselors

This page is designed as a clearinghouse for information that may be of use to high school guidance counselors. Let us know if you need anything more.

About Cornell

Cornell's application process

  • Apply to Cornell College
  • Application deadlines
  • Admitted students portal
  • Priority applications for admission are due December 1. Regular applications for admission are due February 1.
  • ACT/SAT: Students may submit a traditional application or Common Application using either ACT or SAT scores, or students may submit a creative porfolio in place of standardized test scores.
    • Cornell College ACT code: 1296
    • Cornell College SAT code: 6119

Exam scores for credit

Financial assistance resources

Guidance counselor referral

Do you know a student who would love One Course At A Time? Or a student who seems Cornell-ish? Recommend a student for admission and/or scholarship

Visit campus

We welcome counselor visits to Cornell. Come take a look around, take a campus tour, have lunch on us. Call the admissions office to plan a visit: (800) 747-1112.

Documents and codes

We are able to receive school documents through Common Application or Cornell’s online application.

  • Cornell College's Profile or College Board Code: 6119
  • Cornell College's FAFSA or U.S. Department of Education Code: 001856

Gap year policy

Admitted students may request to defer their enrollment to Cornell College by submitting a written rationale of what they plan to do during their gap year. This written request should be sent to the Admission Office for the Director of Admission to review. Approved students must agree to:

  • Submit the $300 enrollment deposit to reserve their place in the class and any merit or fine arts scholarships or awards.
  • Not pursue admission nor seek deferred enrollment at another institution.
  • Not enroll as a degree-seeking student in college classes. (Students are allowed to take up to two credit courses per semester as a non-degree seeking student, thought students should contact Cornell's Office of Admission for approval.)
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually as Cornell does not reserve need-based financial assistance.


Office of Admission

Cornell College
Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314

Phone: (800) 747-1112
Fax: (319) 895-4451


Office of Financial Assistance

Cornell College
Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314

(877) 579-4049