Consider Cornell: Explore

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Consider Cornell: Explore 
Friday, July 14, 2023
11:00am-5:00pm EST

This virtual program features uniquely tailored sessions aimed at demystifying the graduate school exploration and admissions processes. The Consider Cornell: Explore program is open to anyone interested in learning more about graduate education; however, it is specifically designed for scholars and researchers from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Please review the FAQs and eligibility criteria now to see if Consider Cornell: Explore is right for you!

The application deadline for Consider Cornell: Explore is Friday, June 23, 2023, 11:59pm EST.

The 2023 Consider Cornell: Explore virtual program includes:   

  • Engagement with Cornell faculty and staff
  • Interaction with current Cornell graduate students
  • A hands-on application workshop
  • Topic-specific breakout rooms and Q&A

Consider Cornell: Explore will empower you to make well-informed decisions, craft a competitive graduate application package, and pursue graduate education with confidence.

Past program participants said this about Consider Cornell: Explore:

“I appreciate how thorough the presentations were and how the panelists were able to answer all of my questions. They all had very uplifting energies.”
“I really enjoyed how each section of the grad school application was broken down and explained thoroughly with useful advice.”
“The information and the insight shared by all was very enriching and definitely served my purpose of applying to this program.”
“This program gave me a better idea of how collaborative and inclusive Cornell University is.”
“It was informative! I am ready for Grad school now!”

The 2023 Consider Cornell: Explore Schedule

11:00-11:30am Welcome to Consider Cornell: Explore
Anitra Douglas-McCarthy, Assistant Dean for Access and Recruitment, Cornell Graduate School
11:30am-12:45pm Admissions Committee Panel
Gain a behind-the-scenes look into the admissions process from the faculty perspective.
12:45-1:00pm Break
1:00-2:15pm Competitive Graduate Application Workshop
Learn about various components of the application, such as the Academic Statement of Purpose, Personal Statement, and letters of recommendation.
2:15-2:30pm Break
2:30-3:30pm Cornell Graduate Student Perspective Panel
Hear from graduate students and learn about their experiences at Cornell.
3:30-5:00pm Topic-Specific Breakout Rooms and Q&A
Navigate between the breakout rooms to learn more and ask questions about funding, admissions, graduate student life, information for international students and graduate student organizations among other topics.

Times listed above are in Eastern Standard Time.

The virtual Consider Cornell: Explore program will be followed by Consider Cornell: Experience, an immersive, on-campus program that will take place on October 13-14, 2023. To learn more about the Consider Cornell: Experience program and to apply, please visit: