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 deadlines for design supplements are as follows. Design supplements submitted after the listed deadlines will not be considered. 

  • UPDATE (10/2/2020): Early decision first-year applicants: November 16, 2020
  • Regular decision first-year applicants: January 2, 2021
  • Spring external transfer applicants: October 15, 2020
  • Fall external transfer applicants: March 15, 2021
  • Current Cornell students applying for a spring transfer: tbd
  • Current Cornell students applying for a fall transfer: tbd

Design and Environmental Analysis applicants:
Required: DEA Design Challenge for the 2021 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:
Required: Fashion Design Portfolio for the 2021 admissions cycle.

Required: Fashion Design Index for the 2021 admissions cycle.

Fashion Design Management applicants:
Required: Fashion Design Management Case Study for the 2021 admissions cycle.