Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
First-year applicants will complete high school during the current academic year.
Applicants who have enrolled in a dual-enrollment or early-college program and has not yet graduated from high school, must apply as a first-year applicant.
Applicants who graduated from high school but have earned fewer than 12 credits at a college or university are considered first-year candidates
Applicants are considered transfer applicants if they have:
If an applicant has earned 12 or more semester hours of credit since completing high school (or earning an equivalent), they must apply as a transfer.
If an applicant has enrolled as a full-time student at another institution, they must apply as a transfer.
If a student has previously earned a bachelor’s degree, they cannot apply for a second bachelor’s degree at Cornell.
Cornell awards financial aid on the basis of demonstrated need. We do not offer aid based on academics, athletic ability, or any other talent. Once Cornell determines your financial need, we are committed to meeting that need with options that include various grants, loans, and student employment opportunities. We offer a robust need-based financial aid program, awarding aid based on financial need of the family, ensuring that our financial aid funds are distributed equitably.>
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