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. Please note that current Cornell students, who wish to internally transfer to the College of Engineering, do not need to submit a course description form. Please read the information online about the internal transfer process.


Download the form for your major

Biological Engineering CD 2021-22 (Word)

Biomedical Engineering CD 2021-22 (Word)

Chemical Engineering CD 2021-22 (Word)

Civil Engineering CD 2021-22 (Word)

Computer Science CD 2021-22 (Word)

Earth & Atmospheric Sciences CD 2021-22 (Word)

Electrical & Computer Engineering CD 2021-22 (Word)

Engineering Physics CD 2021-22 (Word)

Environmental Engineering CD 2021-22 (Word)

Information Science, Systems & Technology CD 2021-22(Word)

Materials Science & Engineering CD 2021-22 (Word)

Mechanical Engineering CD 2021-22 (Word)

Operations Research & Information Engineering CD 2021-22 (Word)

Submit your completed course description form and required syllabi

Please note that you should submit your completed course description form and required syllabi after you have submitted your application to Cornell.

  • 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 
    • Once you have submitted your application to Cornell, you will receive access to an application status portal within about 24 hours. Using this portal you may upload supplemental material.
    • On the right-hand side, using the drop-down menu, select TRCD Course Description for course description form and select TRCS Transfer Course Syllabus when uploading required syllabi.
    • Click Choose File  
    • Follow the instructions to attach your file

All other application materials should be submitted electronically to If you need to mail physical copies, please use the address below:

Transfer Admissions
Cornell University
Application Processing Center
410 Thurston Ave.
Ithaca, NY 14853