Student by Tree

Admissions Factors & Application Planning

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 will have earned a GPA of 3.3 or higher (A's and B's) in a curriculum parallel to that of current Human Ecology students. Courses in English composition, math, natural sciences, social sciences, along with foundation courses for the intended major are particularly important. Please carefully review our complete list of required preparatory courses (updated for the 2017 cycle).

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 Design and Environmental analysis, Apparel Design, and Fashion Design Management are required to submit a Design Supplement.

Please refer to our Transfer Application Tips for more information.  Visit for application process and deadline information.