M.Eng 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 for Computer Science are as follows:

Round 1 - October 3, 2016
Round 2 - January 20, 2017*
Round 3 - March 3, 2017


The 2016-17 application deadlines for Operations Research & Information Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering are as follows:

Round 1 - December 5, 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.

** Complete applications received by April 10, 2017 will still be given full consideration for admission, capacity permitting; but applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible. Submitting applications early ensures early response.

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.  

Personal Statement

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 submit a one- to two-page statement that describes your interest in this program at Cornell Tech. Your submission should highlight personal experiences that demonstrate your creativity, leadership and technical abilities. 

In particular, feel free to elaborate on technical projects you have completed, their creative and technical 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 or other individuals who know the applicants professionally and have seen them play a major role on substantial projects. Recommendations must be submitted online. 

GRE

The GRE is required for admission to Cornell Tech. All official test scores should be reported directly to Cornell University. Students who have received (or will have received) a Bachelor degree from Cornell University are exempt from the GRE requirement for the Master of Engineering program. The GRE institution code for Cornell is 2098. Please be consistent in the spelling of your name on both your application and test score report.

Transcripts

Transcripts from each previously-attended college or university are required and must be uploaded online with the application. Admitted students will be required to submit an official transcript directly to Cornell University Graduate School prior to matriculation.

Application Fee

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

International Applicants

Transcripts

In addition to the aforementioned program requirements, 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.

TOEFL

Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Official TOEFL scores must be sent to the Cornell University Graduate School. The institution code is #2098. Cornell’s official minimum sub-scores for each element of the TOEFL are as follows:

  • Writing: 20
  • Reading 20
  • Listening 15
  • Speaking 22

The TOEFL requirement may be waived if the applicant meets at least one of these criteria:

  • Is a native citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand or the United Kingdom.
  • Has studied in full-time status for at least two academic years within the last five years in the United States, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, 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.

Please visit Cornell Graduate School for more information on the English language proficiency requirement, international degree equivalencies, and international transcripts.

For more information, email Enrollment Coordinator  Jenna Abbott.