Information for New Undergraduate Students
During the summer, the AAP Office of Admissions and Academic Services will be your primary point of contact for details specific to AAP. This office provides information, support, and programming to encourage student success from matriculation through graduation. Our staff is committed to fostering an environment for students that values creativity, critical thinking, and respect for diverse perspectives. As a new member of the AAP community, please refer to the information on this site as you prepare for your first semester of study at Cornell. Additional content will be added throughout the summer.
We will email you in mid-June with important information about course enrollment, academic requirements, and updates. Please note that all future communication will be sent to your Cornell email address. Email is the official mode of communication at the University, so be sure to check your Cornell email account regularly. If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Also remember to visit your department's new student website:
We look forward to meeting you in person and working with you. You will find more information below about the admissions and academic services staff and the ways in which we can support you. Please come in and see us!
Melanie Holland Bell
Senior Director of Admissions and Academic Services
P.S. Don't forget to pre-order your AAP New Student T-Shirt!
Meet the admissions and academic services staff:
Maureen Carroll, director of admissions: Congratulations! Your hard work has paid off and you are officially a Cornellian! I’ll have the pleasure of speaking to you all at the AAP Dean's Convocation in August. Later on, if you have questions about pursuing a concurrent degree you can come see me for details and requirements.
Cheyanne Frutchey, service associate: If you are not sure who to see or where to go with questions or concerns about course enrollment, petitions, or advanced placement credit, I am your first point of contact. You can find me at the front desk in Sibley Dome. Stop by and introduce yourself — I look forward to meeting you.
Andrea Kiely, assistant director: Your college experience will be full of exciting opportunities, and my role is to support your well-being and help you navigate resources within AAP, across the university, and throughout the local community. Whether you are dealing with academic or personal challenges, need some encouragement, or just have a question, I am available to talk.
Andrew Meis, coordinator for global study: I am here to give advice about the off-campus opportunities available to AAP students, particularly Cornell in Rome and AAP NYC. When the time comes for you to pursue one of these programs, I will guide you through the application process and prepare you to spend a semester studying away from the Ithaca campus.
Stephanie Resue, admissions counselor: It was a pleasure meeting many of you during the admissions process. If you would like to be a part of welcoming our next cohort of AAP students, please consider becoming an AAP Ambassador! Come see me for more details.
Adrienne Wilson, college registrar: Welcome to AAP at Cornell! Navigating course options while ensuring you take your required courses can be confusing at times. If you need any assistance planning your semesters, or have questions about degree requirements, I'm happy to assist you.