To apply, please click the link here or at the bottom of the page, fill out the requested information, and press the submit button.
The application deadline is Friday, June 16, 11:59 pm EST.
Please be sure to answer all questions on the application and submit your application ahead of the deadline noted above. Incomplete applications, as well as those received after the deadline, will not be accepted.
The application allows you to move back and forth within the application interface. However, you will not be able to save and return to the application at a later time.
This program is not intended for those interested in professional degree programs (JD, DVM, MBA, MD). Applications from students interested in these degree programs will not be accepted.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why should I apply to Consider Cornell: Explore?
Cornell’s commitment to diversity, access, and inclusion begins with recruitment. Consider Cornell: Explore provides an excellent opportunity for scholars (see eligibility criteria below) to gain an insider look at the graduate admissions process and learn the steps they can take to create a top-quality graduate school application package. Participants will also have an opportunity to hear from, and engage with, Cornell faculty and current graduate students.
• Who should participate in Consider Cornell: Explore?
This program is open to anyone interested in learning more about graduate education. However, we highly encourage participation from:
- Rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, recent graduates, and others who intend to apply for Ph.D. or master’s programs
- First-generation/low-income college students (neither parent/guardian has completed a baccalaureate degree)
- Members of ethnic and/or racial groups historically excluded from and underrepresented in graduate education – Black, Indigenous (Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islanders, other Indigenous peoples), Hispanic/Latina/o/x, and/or South and Southeast Asian
- Other identities and/or experiences historically underrepresented and/or marginalized within graduate education including but not limited to the following:
- Those who manage a disability
- Having a gender and/or sexual orientation identity historically underrepresented in your field of study
- Those who are active duty, reservists, veterans of the US Armed Forces
- Holding DACA, TPS, refugee, or asylee status
- Those who have experienced housing and/or food insecurity
- Single parents
Are international students eligible to apply for Consider Cornell: Explore?
International students, whether currently residing in U.S. or abroad, are encouraged to apply for Consider Cornell: Explore.
Are there any documents required to submit with the application?
As part of the online application, you will be asked to write a one-paragraph statement, explaining why you are interested in participating in the program. You will not be asked to attach or upload any additional documentation.
When will applicants be notified of their status?
Applicants will begin receiving notifications after June 26, 2023. If you are accepted to participate in Consider Cornell: Explore, you will be asked to fill out your participation survey by Monday, July 10, 2023.
If your questions have not been answered in the above FAQ, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.