Consider Cornell Explore

Consider CornellConsider Cornell: Explore

Friday, July 14, 2023
11 am – 4:30 pm EST

This virtual program features uniquely tailored sessions aimed at demystifying the graduate school exploration and admissions processes. Open to all, the Consider Cornell: Explore program is designed to advance the Graduate School’s commitment to access, equity, and inclusion, and to enhance the diversity of Cornell’s graduate student population. Please review the FAQs and eligibility criteria now to see if Consider Cornell: Explore is right for you!

The application for Consider Cornell: Explore is now closed. The 2024 application deadline will be announced soon. Please continue to check our website for updates.

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

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 - 11:30 am Welcome to Consider Cornell: Explore
Anitra Douglas-McCarthy, Assistant Dean for Access and Recruitment, Cornell Graduate School
11:30 am - 12:45 pm Admissions Committee Panel
Gain a behind-the-scenes look into the admissions process from the faculty perspective.
12:45 - 1:00 pm Break
1- 2:15 pm 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 - 2:30 pm Break
2:30 - 3:30 pm Cornell Graduate Student Perspective Panel
Hear from graduate students and learn about their experiences at Cornell.
3:30 - 3:45 pm DEI/How to Build Your Community Session
3:45 - 4:30 pmQ&A and Closing

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: