We hope the following will help you find answers to your questions about the College of Human Ecology. Cornell's Undergraduate Admissions Office FAQ page can also be helpful. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to learn about current happenings in the college. 

Q: Where can I find more information about CHE's undergraduate majors?
A: Our major-specific fact sheets are a great place to get an overview of the major, along with examples, of research, internships, and career paths.  

Q: What does the CHE undergraduate curriculum look like by major?
A: Take a look at the major-specific curriculum sheets.   

Q: Is there a required design portfolio/index submissions for the Design & Environmental Analysis (DEA), Fashion Design & Management (FD&M) or Fiber Science majors?
A: Yes, those majors require a design submission/portfolio in addition to the Common Application! Carefully review our guidelines and deadlines. Applications will not be considered without these materials.

Q: Can I submit my design submission for DEA, FD&M, or Fiber Science after I have submitted my Common Application?
A: Yes, but the design submission still must be submitted by the established application deadline.

Q: What kind of research is happening in CHE and can undergraduates participate?
A: Research is happening across CHE -- through our academic departments as well as our affiliated centers and institutes -- and undergraduates play a significant role in that process. Our Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research adds another dimension to the research happening here. 

Q: Where can I find undergraduate admissions information? 
A: Undergraduate admissions requirements, deadline, and application process information can be found on Cornell University's Undergraduate Admissions page. The CHE Admissions Team also offers application tips for first-year and transfer applicants. 

Q: How can I add supplemental information (items that are not required as part of the application process such as creative samples for non-DEA, FD&M, or Fiber Science majors or additional information) to my application file?
A: These pieces can be added to your application through your application portal. Take a look at Cornell University's Admissions FAQs for more information. 

Q: How can I check on my application status?
A: Review Cornell University's Admissions FAQ regarding the application portal.

Q: What kind of visit opportunities are available for prospective undergraduates? 
A: While our visit offerings vary throughout the year, our recorded sessions are available at your convenience. Prospective students are also invited to attend live Zoom and on-campus sessions with admissions staff and current students.  

Q: How can I learn more about undergraduate student life in the College of Human Ecology? 
A: Email a Human Ecology Ambassador with student life questions during the fall and/or spring semesters. 

Q: I have carefully read the available information and still have questions about CHE. Who can I email?
A: You can email our Admissions Office with additional questions. Contacting faculty and academic departments directly is strongly discouraged.