In addition to the college application, first-year applicants must ensure that the following required documents are submitted on their behalf. The following official forms can be found and submitted online through the Common Application (CA) according to the instructions provided.
School Report and Transcript - Applicant's school counselor or designated school official should submit the School Report Form (or the school’s own report form) and the student's official high school transcript.
Counselor Recommendation - Applicant's school counselor or designated school official should submit a written statement.
Teacher Evaluations - Two of the applicant's high school teachers should submit letters of recommendation. Ideally, teacher recommendations should be submitted by the teachers through the Common Application (CA) website using the official forms and instructions provided. However, teachers may also mail their letters directly to Cornell at the following address:
Undergraduate Admissions Office
410 Thurston Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850
Note that teachers should include the applicant’s name and date of birth on all pages if sending letters by mail.
Mid-Year Report – The applicant’s school counselor or designated school official should submit the Mid-Year Report as soon after the application deadline as possible. High schools on a trimester system need not send a Mid-Year Report since the application deadline is not compatible with the trimester academic calendar.
For more information about Cornell's application requirements, please review the first-year application checklist and the first-year admissions requirements website.