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Fall Diversity Hosting Weekend


Information on Fall EDHW 2014 

We know that the opportunity to visit campus is an important factor in identifying whether Cornell is what you are looking for in a college experience. The Fall Engineering Diversity Hosting Weekend (EDHW) is a great chance for you to come see what Cornell Engineering and the university as a whole have to offer!

This fall's overnight hosting program will run from Thursday, September 18, to Saturday, September 20, and will provide you with an insider's view into life as a Cornell Engineer. During EDHW you will have the opportunity to:

  • stay in a residence hall with a current student;
  • attend a class;
  • participate in a lab demonstration;
  • interact with faculty, staff, and students;
  • learn about the college admissions process.

In addition, you will be able to engage with members of several of our award-winning engineering student organizations including:

Notes about the program

  • This program is for rising high school seniors (graduating in Spring 2015) and has a particular focus on first- generation college students and/or students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in engineering (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander and Native Alaskan).
  • This is an application-based, space-limited program.  Though it is not equivalent to admission into Cornell University, we are looking for students who have the potential to become members of the freshman class of 2015.
  • Because we require one year each of Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology for our freshman admissions, we expect applicants to the hosting program to show good progress toward this end, even if they do not fully complete this requirement until senior year of high school.

How to Apply for Fall EDHW 2014

All supporting application information and materials must be included when you submit your online application. If you experience difficulty uploading materials, please contact the Engineering Admissions office at: 607.255.5008, or by email at:

The Fall EDHW Online Application support materials include:

1. Essay 

You will be asked to include an essay of 400-500 words in the application.  Because you are expected to enter the essay in the application form, please have the text ready and be prepared to enter the essay into the application when prompted.       

The essay prompt is:  Cornell Engineering:  Breakthrough Thinking 

After viewing the following websites, discuss what interests you most about Cornell Engineering.

2. High School Transcript

You will be asked to upload a copy of your high school transcript (official or unofficial), or copies of your 9th-11th grade report cards. Whichever document(s) you submit must include final grades for 9th, 10th, and 11th grades.  If you have not yet finished your junior year, you should wait to apply to the Fall EDHW Program until you have your completed final grades.  Because you are expected to upload your transcript in the midst of your application, please have your document(s) ready before you fill out the application so that you are prepared to upload your transcript when asked.

To preview the entire Fall EDHW application, please see: Application Preview


Apply to the Fall EDHW Program 2014 

Program Notification

  • Fully completed applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis throughout June and July.
  • All decision notifications will be emailed to applicants on an ongoing basis throughout July.
  • Admitted applicants will receive important details about the program, including how to apply for travel grants and how to make travel arrangements, at the time they are notified.

Program Contact Information

Engineering Admissions
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607.255.5008 (office)

Diversity Programs in Engineering
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607.255.6403 (office)

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