Students applying to the Design and Environment Analysis (DEA) and the Fashion Design and Management (FD&M) majors are required to submit a design supplement as directed below. Applications submitted without the required supplement will not be considered. Design supplements are critically evaluated by department faculty and are considered in conjunction with a student's application materials.

Submission/Postmark Deadlines for design supplements are as follows. Design supplements submitted/postmarked after the listed deadlines will not be considered.

  • November 1, 2019 (early decision first-year applicants)
  • January 2, 2020  (regular decision first-year applicants)
  • October 15, 2019  (external spring transfer applicants)
  • March 15, 2020 (external fall transfer applicants)
  • December 10, 2019  (current Cornell students applying for a spring transfer)
  • May 5, 2020  (current Cornell students applying for a fall transfer)

Design and Environmental Analysis applicants:
DEA Challenge for the 2020 admissions cycle

Fashion Design and Management applicants need to complete the design supplement specific to the option in which they are interested.

Fashion Design applicants:
Fashion Design Portfolio Guidelines and Design Index for the 2020 admissions cycle

Fashion Design Management applicants:
Fashion Design Management Case Study for the 2020 admissions cycle