Cornell Transfer Writing Supplement

Academic Interest Essay (all applicants to complete)

Please address the topics below in an essay of approximately 650 words total.

Tell us what you’d like to major in at Cornell, why or how your past academic or work experience influenced your decision, and how transferring to Cornell would further your academic interests.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Applicants Only

Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a premier institution of scientific learning, tackling the complex challenges of our time through purpose-driven science. Please discuss how your past academic and/or work experience has influenced your choice of major and how transfer- ring to Cornell CALS would further your academic interests.

College of Engineering Applicants Only

Please make sure that complete course descriptions and/or syllabi are submitted by the application deadline and clearly labeled with your name and date of birth. We cannot evaluate your application without them. For submission instructions, please see undergraduate-admissions/transfer-applicants.

College of Human Ecology Applicants Only

How has your decision to apply to the College of Human Ecology been influenced by your related experiences? How will your choice of major impact your goals and plans for the future?