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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 …

Does Cornell offer credits for military training?

While all potential transfer credits are independently evaluated by the undergraduate college/school that offers a student admission, Cornell is not typically able to award credits for military training experiences.

Will I automatically receive AP, IB or A-Level examinations credit if it was accepted at my previous institution?

Cornell's [Courses of Study][1] website provides information about how much AP or IB credit is awarded for various subjects. The rules may differ from those at an applicant's former college. Students can access this information electronically by reviewing Cornell's [Advanced Placement and International Credentials bul…

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 transfer to Cornell provided the student has received a final grade of 'C' or bett…

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

Transfer students interested in the College of Arts & Sciences have most likely taken a broad and challenging liberal arts and sciences curriculum at their current college or university including writing, foreign languages, science, quantitative reasoning, social sciences, and humanities. We can help you build on that…

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 schoo…

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 c…

How does Cornell handle dual enrollment?

Some first-year applicants to Cornell take college courses during high school. If their completed coursework through a post-secondary institution or "University in High School" program fulfills a requirement for high school graduation, the college credits will not transfer as Cornell credits. If, however, a student ta…

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 cr…

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. Al…

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