Interviews are not offered as part of the Dyson School’s undergraduate admissions process.
SAT subject tests are not required to apply to the Dyson School.
The Dyson School will only accept a maximum of 15 advanced standing test credits. To see what scores are accepted into the Dyson School curriculum, please refer to the Credit Placement Chart.
Note: The Dyson School does not accept advanced testing credit for calculus, statistics, microeconomics, or macroeconomics. Students applying to transfer to Dyson, must take these courses in college* before enrolling in the Dyson School.
*College coursework taken in high school, before receiving your high school diploma, will not be considered as a requirement taken in college. If the course was taken in high school, and counted toward high school degree requirements, it will not transfer to the Dyson School.
A concentration is a series of electives within a specific area of study. Courses that fulfill concentrations are defined by the academic areas. All Dyson students must choose one concentration from our eleven concentrations. You may choose up to two concentrations.
Your concentration(s) must be chosen by the end of sophomore year.
Yes. If your transcript or any other materials are not in English, please submit an original copy and an official, certified English translation.
The TOEFL and/or IELTS requirement for international applicants is waived for students achieving a score of at least 670 on the Critical Reading section of the OLD SAT exam (or a NEW SAT Reading Test score of at least 35) or for students who have studied for at least four years in the U.S. or other countries where English is an official language.
Yes. Except for Canadians, all international students apply at the U.S. consulate for an entry visa stamp. For more information about visas and resources for international students, please visit the Cornell Global Learning website.
Transfer applications are accepted only for the fall semester. Fall-semester transfer applications should be submitted by March 15.
We expect you to have taken calculus, microeconomics, statistics, and two college-writing/English-composition courses.
We also recommend taking macroeconomics, biology, and chemistry or physics. While these courses are not required, they will strengthen your application. For more information, please see External Transfer Applicants.
We do not admit students who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree for a second undergraduate degree.
On the day your decision is released, you will be sent an email that includes a PIN. You must use that PIN to set up a password in our online notification system and receive your online decision letter there.
Transfer applicants will be notified as decisions are made, on a rolling basis from mid-April to mid-June.