Course Description Forms

As explained on our requirements page, the content and rigor of the college-level courses you have taken, or are currently taking, are important to your success as a transfer student. 

Tell us about your college coursework

To help us better understand your completed and in-progress coursework, a required part of our transfer application for Cornell Engineering is a completed course description (CD) form for your major. Please download the form for your major from this page and follow the instructions for completing and submitting your form.

Download the form for your major

Biological Engineering CD Form (Word)

Chemical Engineering CD Form (Word)

Civil Engineering CD Form (Word)

Computer Science CD Form (Word)

Earth & Atmospheric Sciences CD Form (Word)

Electrical & Computer Engineering CD Form (Word)

Engineering Physics CD Form (Word)

Environmental Engineering CD Form (Word)

Information Science, Systems & Technology CD Form (Word)

Materials Science & Engineering CD Form (Word)

Mechanical Engineering CD Form (Word)

Operations Research & Information Engineering CD Form (Word)

Submit your completed course description form

  • Save completed form as a .pdf (preferred) or .doc/.docx file named Last Name, First Name – CD
  • Upload to your application using the Cornell Application Status Portal NOTE: This is the preferred method.
    • Once you have submitted your application to Cornell, you will receive access to an application status portal. Using this portal you may upload supplemental material.
    • On the right-hand side, using the drop-down menu, select TRCD Course Description
    • Click Choose File  
    • Follow the instructions to attach your file

If you are unable to upload or e-mail your course description form, you can submit it in one of the following ways:

  • Fax the form to our office at 607-255-0971. Please make sure your name and date of birth are on every page.

  • Mail the form to our office. Please make sure your name and date of birth are on every page and send it to:

    Engineering Admissions
    Cornell University
    Swanson Center
    102 Hollister Hall
    Ithaca, NY 14853-3501