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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. 


You should select two to three references 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. 

Test Scores

Either the GRE or the GMAT is required for admission to the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA. All official test scores should be reported directly to the Johnson Graduate School of Management.


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. You will be notified if you have been selected for an interview. We strongly encourage and prefer that you come to campus if invited to an interview. Additional information regarding when we offer interviews and how to prepare will be communicated in the invitation.

International Applicants


Provided transcripts must be translated into English before submission. However, if admitted, you will be required to submit an official transcript in the original language to the Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Academic Requirements

As an international applicant, you’re expected to have received a baccalaureate degree from a college or university of recognized standing that is equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree.


All candidates must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language. An English language exam score report is required if your native language is not English. The TOEFL is the preferred exam, but we will accept the IELTS or the Person Test of English. To submit the latter, please contact us at admissions@tech.cornell.edu.

The TOEFL requirement may be waived if you meet at least one of these criteria:

  • You are a native citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand or the United Kingdom.
  • You studied in full-time status for at least two academic years within the last five years in the United States, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand or the United Kingdom, or with English language instruction in Canada or South Africa. You must submit a transcript that shows you have attended college in one of these approved locations.