Steps for Admission


With nearly 100 fields of study, your critical first step in the admission process is to identify the field and faculty with whom you wish to study.


At Cornell, graduate admissions decisions are made by faculty in your proposed field of study.  Although the Graduate School coordinates the admission process and establishes minimum requirements for admission, application deadlines and additional requirements vary by field of study and degree program.

For International Applicants

Cornell's graduate community includes students from around the world.  Find additional information just for international applicants here.


All application materials should be uploaded with your online application.  Please do not send unsolicited additional materials to your proposed field of study or the Graduate School.  Changes are not permitted once you submit your application.  Questions should be directed to your graduate field.

Check your status

You may check the status of your application from your ApplyWeb account.  Fields will update the status as your material is processed.  Please allow at least 7 days for your status to be updated.