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Does Cornell offer credits for military training?

While all potential transfer credits are independently evaluated by the undergraduate college or school that offers a student admission, Cornell is not typically able to award credits for military training experiences. For more information, please see the information for U.S. military veterans and current service me…

Does the credit I received by examination at my previous college or university transfer?

Credit awarded by another institution solely on the basis of departmental examination (instead of course participation) will not be awarded as transfer credit at Cornell. Equivalent courses from any accredited college or university will likely transfer to Cornell provided the student has received a final grade of 'C'…

As a transfer student, will I automatically receive AP, IB or A-Level examinations credit if it was accepted at my previous institution?

Cornell's  Courses of Study  website provides information about how much Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit is awarded for various subjects. The rules may differ from those at an applicant's former college. You may also find the How to Apply website to be a helpful resource.

Does the College of Engineering award credit for college classes taken during high school?

Please review the " Transfer Credit " section of the Engineering Registrar's website. Students who have taken a course or courses offered by an accredited college or university prior to their official start term at Cornell may wish to transfer the credits and apply them toward course requirements at Cornell.  Duri…

I am currently attending an institution that is on the quarter system. How does that affect my application?

CALS semester system awards transfer credit for quarter system credits by calculating .67 credits per credit of study at an institution on the quarter system. A 5-credit quarter system course is equivalent to a 3-credit semester course. Students required to complete a full-year of biology with labs and/or chemistry I…

What should I know if I am considering transferring from another institution to the College of Arts and Sciences?

In order to be competitive in the application process, transfer students interested in the College of Arts & Sciences should take a broad and challenging liberal arts and sciences curriculum at their current college or university. This includes, but is not limited to: writing, foreign languages, natural sciences, soc…

How are my transfer credits evaluated?

Each undergraduate college or school at Cornell evaluates transfer credits on a case-by-case basis. Applicants may need to send syllabi and/or detailed course descriptions for all of the coursework they would like to receive credit for if they gain admission to the college or school they have applied to. Most of the …

Can I transfer to Cornell in my junior year from another college?

Cornell discourages potential transfer students from applying if they are currently completing their junior year at a four-year college or university. In most cases, Cornell will only allow a maximum of 60 credits to transfer. For students who have completed three years of coursework, a significant number of course c…

Does Cornell University require Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores?

Applicants to Cornell University are not required to submit Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores. Students who have taken AP exams and wish to submit their scores are welcome to do so. Students may use credit they receive from AP exams to satisfy degree requirements only as specified by the individual college or scho…

How does Cornell handle AP credit?

Advanced Placement (AP) credit is college credit that students earn before they matriculate as first-year Cornellians. Students may use credit they receive from Advanced Placement examinations to satisfy degree requirements only as specified by the individual college or school at Cornell to which they are applying. A…

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