Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Cornell uses either the Common Application or the Universal College Application (UCA) for both first-year and transfer students, and also requires a short written supplement.

Please allow enough time to complete and mail all of the required materials by the deadlines in this chart, and contact the admissions office immediately if any problem meeting a deadline should arise.

Undergraduate application deadlines.
What's Due First-Year:
Early Decision
Regular Decision
App or UCA and
$80 Fee/Waiver*
Well before
November 16
Well before
January 2
Well before
October 1
Well before
March 1
Cornell University
November 16 January 2 Filing period:
September 1–
October 1
Filing period:
February 1–
March 1
Portfolio** November 16 January 2 October 1 March 1
Interview*** November 16 January 2 October 1 March 1
Note: All deadlines are postmark deadlines; items must be postmarked by the date shown here.

* Please send your Common Application/Universal College Application, fee/waiver, Cornell University supplement, and supporting materials to the Undergraduate Admissions Application Processing Center at the address listed on the application forms.

** Please submit your portfolio online via Cornell AAP SlideRoom. All other application materials should be sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Application Processing Center, at the address listed on each form.

*** See directions for requesting an interview in the program-specific requirements sections.

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