Attention International Fall 2020 Transfer Applicants Needing to Satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement

We understand that this is a very difficult and uncertain time, due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, for many transfer students around the world applying to colleges and universities. Cornell University will work closely with affected international applicants on a case-by case basis and do all that we can to assist and support applicants regarding the submission of all required transfer admissions application materials and information.

If you need to satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement and cannot submit the TOEFL or IELTs, Cornell University will accept the DUOLINGO English Test or DET results in lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS from transfer applicants to satisfy submission requirements so that we can evaluate English Language Proficiency. You can learn more about the DUOLINGO English Test or DET here: Applicants who are not able to submit required transfer application items are asked to be in touch with us at or