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

  • Upload to your Transfer Common Application (if applicable)

    • Under Program Materials, select Fall Transfer, Cornell University
    • Select the Documents tab
    • Click +Add Document under one of the Catalog Course Descriptions options
    • Follow the instructions to attach your file
  • OR e-mail your completed form

    • Save as a .pdf (preferred) or .doc/.docx file named Last Name, First Name - CD
    • Send to with the subject Transfer Course Description Form

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