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 (forms for the 2021-22 cycle will be posted by September 1, 2021)

Biological Engineering CD Form (Word)

Biomedical 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

Please note that you should submit your completed course description form 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
    • 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