Admission Requirements

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As you prepare to apply to the College of Arts & Sciences, please review the following requirements:

First-year students

High school courses of 16 units, including:

  • 4 of English
  • 3 of mathematics
  • 3 of science
  • 3 of one foreign language
  • Also recommended: an additional unit of advanced mathematics and science

Standardized Testing

  • SAT or the ACT
  • SAT Subject Tests required in two different subjects
  • If English is not your first language: TOEFL or IELTS

Although not required, a campus visit is strongly recommended, along with attendance at an information session.

Find more information about first-year admission requirements here.

Transfer students

College-level studies

  • Graduation from high school
  • Earned a year's worth of credits at another institution, taking a broad range of liberal arts courses.

Standardized testing

  • If you have previously taken the SAT or ACT, you should have an official score report sent to Cornell
  • SAT or ACT not required if you have not previously done so

Find more information about transfer requirements here.

Graduate students

Find information about graduate requirements here.

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