Prospective Transfer Students

Transfer students represent an important part of the College of Human Ecology community. Roughly one quarter of the college's students began their college experience at other academic institutions- transferring from 2 and 4 year colleges, and from sister colleges at Cornell.

Students who transferred to the College of Human Ecology were drawn to Human Ecology for a number of reasons that include

• a breadth of majors, all with a liberal arts foundation, that prepares students for a range of careers

• comprehensive academic and career development support ranging from faculty advisors and department representatives, to student development resources and mentors

• academic course credits that generally transfer easily

• need-based financial aid with a focus on opportunity and affordability

• strong support network of admissions counselors to assist transfers throughout the inquiry, the application, and the matriculation processes.

We encourage potential transfer candidates to schedule a phone or in-person appointment with a Human Ecology transfer admissions counselor well in advance of submitting an application to discuss the college's programs, our admissions and academic program requirements, and the academic credit transfer process. Email Human Ecology's Admissions Office [hum_ecadmissions.cornell.edu] or call (607)255-5471 to schedule an appointment.

Transfer Selection Factors

We are interested in transfer candidates who are prepared to thrive in the context of Cornell University and who are compelled by the work done in the College of Human Ecology.

Competitive transfer applicants have earned a minimum GPA of B+ (3.3) or higher in a curriculum parallel to that of current Human Ecology students with courses in English composition, math, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. Please carefully review our complete list of required preparatory courses.

The Admissions Committee closely considers the work, volunteer, and learning experiences in which transfer applicants have engaged, as well as a demonstrated and clearly articulated interest in Human Ecology majors. Strong writing skills and application essays are also critical.

Those interested in Interior Design, Apparel Design, and Fashion Design Management are required to submit a Portfolio and a Design Index.

Please refer to our Transfer Application Tips for more information to consider as you present your application.