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Application Timeline (2018-19 Academic Year)

Johnson Cornell Tech offers four 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 2018-2019 application will be available on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Application deadlines are as follows:

Round 1 - Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 11:59 pm ET

Round 2 - Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm ET

Round 3 - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET*

Round 4 - Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET

Applications submitted after February 15, 2018 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

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 10th Round 3 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 all provided information must be the most current and relevant information regarding education and all post–bachelor’s degree employment. 


Here at Cornell Tech, you will be part of an environment where creativity, technical depth and leadership share seats at the table. We value expressions of who you are and what you add to this formula. Please provide an example of your creativity, style and technical depth by sending us a link to your work or providing a written sample. Your submission should highlight your personal experiences that demonstrate your creativity, leadership and technical abilities. 

In particular, feel free to elaborate on projects you have completed, their creative and technical aspects; any entrepreneurial or leadership experiences; your professional career goals; the benefits of being part of the tech ecosystem in New York City; and why the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA is for you. You may simply upload a Word or PDF document with an essay, or you may provide a link to any sort of media online. This may include videos, blogs or any other multimedia expression you desire. 

Two Recommendations

Select recommenders who are familiar with your background and have an understanding of how you have positioned yourself to test your skills. Consider asking a current or former manager, supervisor, or client. Recommendations must be submitted online. 


Either the GMAT or GRE is required for admission to the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA and cannot be waived. For more information and details about reporting your GMAT or GRE score, read Johnson’s Application Requirements.


Transcripts from each previously attended college or university, which must be listed on the application and your résumé, are required. If admitted, you will be required to submit an official transcript directly to the Johnson School prior to matriculation in May.

Application Fee

You must submit a nonrefundable application fee of $200 to complete your application.

Interview Process

The interview process is by invitation only. Your interview will take place on campus or by video (depending on availability), and we do not evaluate remotely-conducted interviews differently from in-person interviews. Additional information regarding when we offer interviews and how to prepare will be communicated in the invitation.

International Applicants


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 Johnson’s Application Requirements.

English Language Proficiency

With few exceptions, all international applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English via a valid TOEFL or IELTS score. For more information and details about reporting your English proficiency test score, read Johnson’s Application Requirements.