Application Timeline

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 2016-2017 application deadlines are as follows:

Round 1 - October 3, 2016

Round 2 - January 20, 2017*

Round 3 - March 3, 2017

*Scholarship: To be considered for a merit-based scholarship, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the January 20th Round 2 application deadline.

Application Requirements

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

Résumé

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

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

Transcripts

In addition to the program requirements listed above, 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 in law from a college or university of recognized standing.

TOEFL

Proficiency in English is required for admission and your level of proficiency, as demonstrated by all aspects of the application, is a significant factor in our decision-making process. If your native language is not English, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) unless you have received your first degree in law from a college or university in a country where both the language of instruction and the native language is English. A minimum overall TOEFL score of 100 (Internet-based) is required in order to be considered for admission.Our institution code is 2098, department code 03. The official score report must be received in order for an application to be considered. The TOEFL is offered frequently throughout the world. For more information visit the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website at www.ets.org or contact ETS at 609-921-9000. We do not accept IELTS.