Graduate Admissions

Cornell AAP's graduate programs include a wide range of options in several fields. Most graduate programs in Cornell AAP are administered through the Graduate School at Cornell University, and detailed information about applying, financial aid, and other requirements can be found on their website. Admission to the professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) program is administered solely through Cornell AAP.

In addition to the general information outlined at the Graduate School, the three departments in Cornell AAP have specific requirements and deadlines for applications:

Other useful information for graduate applicants:

AAP Student Voices

There is no single student experience at AAP. Students come from diverse backgrounds and countries and seek out vastly different activities both inside and outside the classroom once they arrive. Every AAP student has a different story — here are just a few of them.

Admissions Review Considering COVID-19 Disruptions

Recognizing the serious challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic for student learning, faculty teaching, and academic performance assessment, the Cornell University Graduate School asserts the following principles:

Admissions committees and offices for graduate and professional programs in the Graduate School will take into account the significant disruptions and challenges associated with the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic when reviewing applicants’ academic transcripts and other application materials as part of these programs’ ongoing practice of performing individualized, holistic reviews of each applicant. 

As admissions bodies review applications in future admissions cycles, we will respect decisions made by individual students and/or by their academic institutions with regard to the enrollment in or adoption of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Pass/No Record, Credit/No Credit, Pass/Fail and other similar grading options during the pandemic disruptions.  Applicants are invited to describe their individual experiences during the pandemic to provide context to inform the application review process.  We strive to form future graduate student cohorts composed of intellectually strong, diverse, and resilient individuals who will make the most of their graduate education opportunities at Cornell University.

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