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Applying & Getting Accepted

Applying: A Multi-Part Process
Applying x2

Apply to both your chosen program and for Cornell approval to study abroad. Exception: Cornell Global Programs.

Adhering to Deadlines

Adhere to the deadline of the Office of Global Learning Education Abroad, even if your program's deadline is later.

Committing x2

Commit to your program both directly and via your Global Learning Education Abroad application.

Paying Deposits

If you are billed a deposit, pay directly to your program. If this is a hardship, the Office of Global Learning Education Abroad may be able to help.

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How many study-abroad programs should I apply to?

Apply to one program—and perhaps a back-up. Your Global Learning Education Abroad advisor can let you know if you need a back-up option to be “safe” and if your back-up option is appropriate. In most cases, if you are nominated for a college exchange, you should not have another application in the works.  

Application Deadlines
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Full Year

Opens: mid September (year before)
Application Deadline: early February to early March (varies by program)
Offers Made: late March through mid May

Exceptions may apply

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Fall

Opens: mid September (year before)
Application Deadline: early February to early March (varies by program)
Offers Made: late March through mid May

Exceptions may apply

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Spring

Opens: mid December (year before)
Application Deadline: early September to early October (varies by program)
Offers Made: late September to late October

Exceptions may apply

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Short-Term or Summer

Follow the program's deadlines for admission. Petition your college for transfer credit if your selected program is not a Cornell program.

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Preparing to Leave

Find out more about housing options and what to do before your program starts. Learn about how to get a visa, and about health and safety considerations while you're abroad.
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