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Application Element Requirements Deadlines Related Links
Common Application / Universal Application Cornell Engineering accepts either application March 15  
Application Fee
Fee Waiver Request
Submit $80 application fee or a fee waiver request



March 15
Engineering Supplement Includes major-specific Engineering College Essay

Prompt: Tell us what you'd like to major in at Cornell, and why or how your past academic or work experience(s) influenced your decision, and how transferring to Cornell would further your academic interests.


March 15

Official Transcript Final high school transcript and up-to-date college transcript(s) March 15  
Instructor Evaluation ONE Professor recommendation from a math/science/engineering faculty member at your current institution. Students may submit a second professor recommendation if they desire March 15  
College Official’s Report Form must be completed by a college dean, faculty adviser, college registrar, or other college official who has access to your academic and disciplinary records March 15 Common Application

Universal Application
Test Scores
If SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Tests were taken previously, they may be submitted
International students: TOEFL or IELTS. 
Recommended minimum scores are as follows:
TOEFL - Score of 100 (Internet-based exam) or 600 (paper exam)
IELTS - Score of 7
Language exam scores are waived for students achieving a minimum score of 670 on the Critical Reading section of the SAT exam OR for students who have studied for at least four years in the U.S. or other nations where English is the official language. Students attending an English-speaking school in a non-English speaking country will not qualify for a waiver.
To apply for a TOEFL/IELTS waiver, please click HERE
March 15
Course Descriptions Course descriptions for each college-level course you have taken, or are currently taking, using the major-specific form found on the Course Description Submission page and emailed to: March 15  Course Descriptions Form
Mid-Term Report
Up-to-date grade report which includes current semester (if applicable)
Transfer applicants must download the Mid-Term Report form through the links provided here, have their professors record their current grades, and email forms to: with the subject line as follows: Transfer Mid-Term Report
Applicants can also fax the completed form to: 
Undergraduate Admissions Office
Attn: Transfer processor
Cornell University
Fax: 607.255.5452
or mail completed form to:
Transfer Admissions
Cornell University
Application Processing Unit
349 East Hill Plaza
Ithaca, NY 14850-2899
March 15 - May 1
Establish your Cornell online status account Detailed information will be emailed to you within 5 days after your application is submitted    
Missing Documents Notification During the application process, you may receive email stating that a piece of your application is missing. Please submit this information as soon as you are notified so that your application receives full consideration    
Admissions Decisions Transfer decisions are made, and students notified, on a rolling basis May and June  
Notify Cornell of your decision Including Deposit Within 30 days of receiving offer of admission   
Final Grade Report  Up-to-date grade report from your current college/university Registrar's Office End of Academic Year