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Application Timeline (2018-19 Academic Year)

Cornell Tech offers three application rounds. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application when ready. We will consider applicants that apply in each application round. We review applications as we receive them.

The 2017-2018 application deadlines are as follows:

Round 1 - Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 11:59 pm ET

Round 2 - Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 11:59 pm ET

Round 3 - Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET

Round 4 - Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET

Following the Round 4 application deadline, the Admissions Committee will review applications on a rolling basis and release decision accordingly until Monday, April 30, 2018.

Scholarship Decision: All admitted candidates will be considered for merit-based scholarships based on the strength of your application for admission.

*Scholarship: To be considered for a merit-based scholarship, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the January 18th Round 2 application deadline.

Application Requirements

To be considered, all applicants must provide the following in their online application:


You must submit a current résumé along with your application. 

Please note, this must be the most current and relevant information regarding your bachelor’s degree and all post–bachelor’s degree education and employment.

Personal Statement

At Cornell Tech you will be part of an environment where creativity, leadership and the ability to work with technologists, entrepreneurs and others, are of equal importance. We value expressions of who you are and what you add to this formula. Please submit a one- to two-page statement that describes your interest in this program. Your submission should highlight personal experiences that demonstrate your creativity, leadership and ability to work in an innovative environment. 

In particular, feel free to elaborate on projects you have completed and their creative (and technical, if any) aspects; any entrepreneurial or leadership experiences; your professional career goals; the benefit you envision being part of the tech ecosystem in New York City; and why this program is the one for you.

Two Recommendations

Recommenders should be faculty members, supervisors or other individuals who know you professionally and have seen you play a major role in substantial projects. Recommendations must be submitted online.


Transcripts from each previously-attended law school and university are required and must be uploaded online with the application. Admitted students will be required to submit official transcript(s) directly to Cornell Law School prior to matriculation.

Application Fee 

A nonrefundable application fee of $95 must be submitted with the online application.

International Students


International applicants must provide a certified English translation of transcripts if the original language is not English. Successful international applicants will have received a baccalaureate degree from a college or university of recognized standing. For more information, read Cornell Law School’s LLM website.

English Language Proficiency

With few exceptions, all international applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English. For more information about the English proficiency requirements, read Cornell Law School’s LLM website. For information about reporting your score, please e-mail Cornell Tech Admissions at admissions@tech.cornell.edu.

New York Bar

For foreign-trained students, the Cornell Tech LLM will not by itself qualify graduates to sit for the New York State bar exami­nation; however, foreign-trained students can apply to take additional coursework at Cornell Law School to satisfy the requirements to sit for the bar.