A basic preparation for Cornell University includes these high school courses:
- 4 years of English
- 3 years of mathematics
- 3 years of science (at least 2 lab sciences)
- 3 years of a foreign language
- 3 years of social science (history, social studies)
Applicants with a GED or High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) will be asked to submit GED scores, or other applicable high school equivalency, along with the portion of their high school record they have completed. In addition, applicants should submit transcripts from any college course(s) they have completed and scores from any standardized examination(s) they have taken, including state exams and AP exams. The How to Apply website provides more information. Please also be sure to review the Standardized Testing Policy page, and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.