First-year and transfer students can apply via the Common Application (CA), which can be completed and submitted online. Cornell also requires a Writing Supplement. The Cornell undergraduate college or school a student applies to may have additional requirements, such as a personal interview, a portfolio, or a design submission.
First-year applicants should review Cornell's first-year application requirements and first-year checklist for detailed information about the process of applying. To learn more about the college-specific additional requirements, please see the college and school admissions requirements website as well.
Cornell highly encourages applicants to submit all application materials online. Applicants should not submit a paper copy if they submit an online application through the Common Application. If a student does not submit their application electronically, they should send a paper copy of their application materials by following the instructions found on Cornell’s application mailing instructions website.