2011 Freshman Application Instructions
Important Information for Cornell Applicants
The Cornell application consists of:
• the Common Application, which Cornell uses exclusively (includes pages AP-1 to AP-5, the Secondary School Report, Teacher Evaluations, the Midyear Report, and the Final Report); • a $70 application fee or fee waiver; • official secondary school transcript of grades; •the Cornell University Freshman Supplement to the Common Application, required of all applicants as it includes important Cornell-specific information and required essays; • college-specific requirements that all applicants must complete (see the freshman admission requirements grid on the previous page); and • For applicants planning to apply for financial aid, instructions can be found atfinaid.cornell.edu.
Freshman Admission Requirements
Each of the seven undergraduate colleges/schools have specific requirements that you will need to meet in order to be considered for admission, including high school coursework, standardized testing, and other college-specific requirements. Please review the admission requirements grid at the beginning of this booklet to ensure that you are meetingthe applications requirements of the college/school to which you are interested in applying.
How to Apply: Online vs. Paper
We strongly recommend that you apply online to expedite the processing of your application and so that we can serve you more efficiently. The following application materials can be completed and submitted online at www. commonapp.org: • Common Application and ApplicationFee • Cornell Supplement to the Common Application • Secondary School Report Form • Teacher Evaluation Form • Midyear Report Form • Final Report Form Additionally, many secondary schools can submit official school transcripts online. If this is the case with your school, please encourage your school to send your official transcript to us online as well. If you submit the Common Application online,please do not also submit a paper copy of your application. If you need to submit application materials in paper copy because you cannot do so online, please feel free to download and print this booklet. Paper copy materials should be mailed to the Undergraduate Admissions Office as follows: Common Application, Application Fee (or Application Fee Waiver Request) to: Undergraduate Admissions OfficeCornell University P.O. Box 516 Ithaca, NY 14851-0516 Cornell Supplement and Interest Essay, Secondary School Report, Transcripts, Teacher Evaluations, Midyear Report, Final Report, and all other materials to: Undergraduate Admissions Office Application Processing Center East Hill Plaza 349 Pine Tree Road Ithaca, NY 14850-2899 Note to early decision applicants: when mailing materials to Cornell,please write “early decision” on the mailing envelope.
Applications must be submitted online (or postmarked if mailing) by November 1 for early decision, or January 3 for regular decision. Applicants are strongly encouraged to file their applications in advance of the deadlines and during the appropriate filing periods: September 1– November 1 for early decision andSeptember 1–January 3 for regular decision.
How We Communicate With You About Your Application
Email is our primary method for communicating with you regarding your application. We will utilize email to request missing application materials, to verify information, and to give you special instructions. Please provide us with a current email address that you check frequently and use the same emailaddress on all documents. Please carefully type or print your email address on the Common Application and Cornell Supplement. Also, be sure to include cornell.edu in your email address book and/or remove any spam blockers that might prevent our email from reaching you.
Tracking the Status of Your Application
When we receive your Common Application and application fee (or fee-waiver request),...
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