Enrollment Deposit

Ready to join the Cornell community? Complete your decision to attend Cornell College and submit your $300 enrollment deposit today.

  1. Log in to your student portal with the student email address and password you've used up to now to check for updates
  2. From the "Payment Due" section of your student checklist, click the link to "Submit Payment for $300 USD"
  3. Acknowledge the payment amount and complete your payment by credit card or bank transfer.

We can't wait to welcome you to the Hilltop!

Deposit now

You may also send a signed check or money order via postal mail. 

Cornell College
Office of Admission
600 1st Street SW
Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314

After you deposit

Once your deposit is processed, you will receive a confirmation email with your student ID. We will also provide you more information about your personal checklist, which will allow you to complete and track a variety of enrollment tasks prior to your arrival on campus.

Questions? Please call the Admission Office at 800-747-1112.

Deposit details

Students offered admission to Cornell are expected to submit a $300 enrollment deposit by May 1, the National Candidate’s Reply Date. $100 is applied toward the cost of New Student Orientation and is not refundable. Credit card processing fees are always non-refundable.

Once you enroll, the college retains your enrollment deposit until all accounts are closed following graduation, or until you officially withdraw from the college. At the time of graduation or withdrawal, up to $200 of your enrollment deposit, less any amount owed to the College, is refunded to you. If at any point you plan to finish the academic year but choose not to return the following fall, you are eligible for a deposit refund if you notify the Student Affairs Office by the first Wednesday of Block 8.

Deadline extensions

If you need to request a deadline extension, please make your request through our online deposit form. Requests for deadline extensions will be considered based on merit and space availability.   

Deposit refund

If you make a deposit and subsequently choose not to attend Cornell, your deposit is refundable if you officially decline Cornell's offer of enrollment prior to May 1. To officially decline, you may use our online deposit form or call the Admission Office at 800-747-1112.