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Cornell University - 2016

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Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

16 units, including 1 of chemistry, 1 of physics, and 4 of mathematics (calculus required). SAT or ACT with Writing; SAT II's in mathematics (level I or II) and a science (physics, chemistry, or biology). International students: TOEFL required. Visits encouraged and information sessions recommended. Computer Science and Biology recommended; foreign language recommended for those who may wish to study abroad.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students are admitted into the College of Engineering. Students apply to affiliate with an Engineering major during the second semester of their Sophomore year and must be affiliated, or conditionally affiliated, by the end of their fourth semester. Requirements for affiliation differ by major.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International students are required to take the TOEFL or the IELTS.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Entrance requirements are the same for all students.

Residency Requirements

Transfer students must spend at least 4 semesters, or an equivalent period, as full time students at Cornell and at least 3 semesters affiliated with an engineering major program or in the Independent Major. No more than 72 total transfer credits may be used to meet graduation requirements.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer applicants must submit an application, official high school and college transcripts, and complete course descriptions and/or syllabi for all college level courses. It is recommended that an applicant submit any previous scores from their SAT I, SAT II, or ACT tests. If English is not the applicant's native language, the TOEFL is required. The most important criteria for admission are rigor of college level courses taken and performance in them.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 18
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 20