Consider Cornell: Experience

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Consider Cornell: Experience 
October 13-14, 2023
Ithaca, NY

THE APPLICATION FOR THE 2022 CONSIDER CORNELL: EXPERIENCE PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED.  PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE 2023 PROGRAM IN THE COMING WEEKS.

The Consider Cornell: Experience program is intended for scholars, currently residing in the United States, who are preparing to apply to a PhD program for the upcoming Fall 2023 application cycle. The program is specifically designed for scholars from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Please review the Application FAQs and eligibility criteria to learn about the application requirements and determine whether Consider Cornell: Experience is right for you!

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This two-day, all-expenses-paid program is an immersive on-campus experience that gives participants an in-depth introduction to the graduate application process and specific application components.  It provides curated, discipline-specific connections with Cornell faculty, graduate students, and program leadership and is the ultimate opportunity for prospective PhD students to learn about graduate education at Cornell!


The 2022 Consider Cornell: Experience program includes:

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  • Engagement with key stakeholders from academic departments and the Graduate School
  • Interaction with current Cornell graduate students
  • Hands-on workshops and one-on-one application essay feedback session
  • Individualized meetings with faculty of interest
  • Campus and lab tours
  • Cornell PhD application waiver
  • And much more!

Consider Cornell: Experience will empower you to make important connections, craft a competitive graduate application package, and apply to PhD programs at Cornell University with greater confidence. 

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