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Application Checklist

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Application Piece Requirements Early Decision Dates Regular Decision Dates Related Links
Common Application

or

Universal College Application

$80 application fee or submit a fee waiver request Nov 1 Jan 2 Common Application

or

Universal College Application

Application Fee or Fee Waiver $80 application fee or submit a fee waiver request Nov 1 Jan 2

Common Application

Universal College Application

National Association for College Admissions

Collegeboard
Cornell Supplement Includes Engineering specific essay Nov 1 Jan 2 Common Application

or 

Universal College Application

School Report Includes Guidance Counselor Recommendation, School Profile, and Official Transcript Nov 1 Jan 2 Common Application

or 

Universal College Application

Teacher Evaluations Two required - Highly recommended that one is from a math or science teacher. If international or ESL, it is highly recommended that you submit a recommendation from an English teacher Nov 1 Jan 2 Common Application

or

Universal College Application

Test Scores SAT or ACT
AND
2 SAT Subject Tests:
1 in mathematics(any level)
1 in science(any level)
International students:
TOEFL or IELTS
October test dates are the latest scores accepted December test dates are the latest scores accepted SAT
ACT
TOEFL
IELTS
Establish Cornell online status account Information will be emailed to you after your common application is submitted      
CAAAN meeting Local Cornell Alumni Chapters do their best to contact applicants to talk about Cornell. This is not an interview process nor is it a requirement for applicants. Meeting with an alumnus is way for prospective students to gain information about Cornell and is not an essential component of the application process.      
Missing Documents You may receive a letter or email stating that some piece of your application is missing. Please submit this information as soon as you are notified. Mid-November Early February  
Mid-Year Report We require a current Senior Year grade report. For ED, this would be a 1/4 year report. For RD, this would be a 1/2 year report. By Thanksgiving Mid-February Common Application

or 

Universal College Application

Admissions Decisions   Mid-December ~ April 1  
Your decision to Cornell Including Deposit Mid-January May 1  
Final Grade Report Sent upon completion of your Senior Year End of Senior Year End of Senior Year