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Applying to Graduate/Completing Your Degree

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Applying to Graduate

Students apply to graduate during their penultimate semester of study. So if you are on a typical schedule and graduating in the spring, your application deadline will be during the previous fall semester. If you are accelerating, please contact your advising dean.

Follow these guidelines:

  • Fill out and submit Part I: College Requirements. This includes your DUST (Distributed Undergraduate Student Tracking) report and a chart of all of the courses and credits you have taken, term by term and in total. You need to answer a series of questions about the fulfillment of other college requirements. After you submit this form, you'll receive an email confirmation and be asked to make an appointment with your advisor to fill out Part II, Major Requirements. To prepare for that appointment, put together a list of courses you have taken for the major.
  • Work with your faculty advisor to fill out Part II: Major Requirements. If you have more than one major, you must meet with each major advisor to fill out a Part II for each major. If you are a Concurrent Degree student, you must meet with the advisor who administers the Concurrent Degree Program as well as with your faculty advisors. External transfer students and students who have studied abroad should take transcripts of their non-Cornell courses to their advisor meeting(s). Your advisor will have a link to the Part II application, which contains a series of questions about courses you have taken for the major. If you have declared one major, there will also be a section on the electives requirement. If you have more than one major, you are exempt from the electives requirement.
  • For more information, or if you have problems filling out Part I, contact; for problems with Part II, call advising at 607-255-5004.

After a prolonged time away

If you've taken a break from your education, but want to finish your degree, advising staff can help you sort out the courses you'll need to take and create a plan.

To begin the process, please email us at An advising dean will respond to you.