Information for New Undergraduate Students

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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 that values creativity, critical thinking, and respect of diverse perspectives enabling AAP students to achieve their fullest potential. 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

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
Registrar and 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 transfer 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.

Kim Jaenson, off-campus study coordinator: Whether you are interested in attending AAP NYC, Cornell in Rome, or another off-campus opportunity, I can help you apply for a program, prepare for the experience of a lifetime, and answer your questions about studying away from the Ithaca campus.

Andrea Kiely, assistant director: Your college experience will be full of exciting opportunities, and many students encounter some bumps in the road. Whether you are dealing with academic or personal challenges, need some encouragement, or just have a question, I am happy to help you navigate AAP, Cornell, and the local community.

Stephanie Resue, admissions associate: It was a pleasure meeting many of you during the admissions process. My role now is to guide you through the process of submitting material for course equivalency and scores for AP credit. I am also an advisor to the AAP Ambassadors. Stop by to learn more!

Adrienne Wilson, assistant director: 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.

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