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 for each major.
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.
Transfers must use the Common Application and corresponding Cornell Supplement to apply. Additional information may be sent directly to the Human Ecology Admissions Office, 170 MVR Hall, Ithaca, NY 14850.