Information for Fall Transfer Applicants and an Update on Fall Transfer Selection and Notification

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has created great uncertainty and concern. Protective measures being implemented in many communities around the world may create new and uncommon stress and emotions for many of us. If, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, you believe your academic performance has been affected in a significant way, and you need to communicate this to us, you can upload a supplemental statement regarding your circumstances using your Cornell transfer application status page. Our admissions committees will be able to consider this additional information when reviewing your application materials.

There may be lingering questions about how the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted the transfer selection and notification process at Cornell for Fall 2020. We want to assure you that while the university has been working to ensure the safety of the campus community and the continuity of learning for our current students, there has been no disruption to our holistic review and selection process for fall 2020 transfer applicants. As we have done in prior years, we will allow transfer applicants the opportunity to submit late applications for several weeks beyond the stated application deadline, and we will give our fall transfer applicants as much time as possible to submit all required materials and information. We understand there may be increased delays in our receipt of required application materials this year.

Fall transfer decision notification begins in late April and will continue, weekly, through mid-June. Transfer applicants will be able to view their admission decision online, via their Cornell application status page. Information and details will be sent to transfer applicants in the weeks ahead.

Transfer applicants should be in touch with us at with any questions or concerns. We will do all we can to support and assist students who wish to apply.