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We recommend you transfer to E&S in your sophomore year.  The E&S curriculum is demanding and builds on requirements in the freshman and sophomore years.  Students transferring as juniors may have a difficult time meeting all requirements, especially if they plan to study abroad.  Careful study of the E&S curriculum in the freshman and sophomore years may guide you to selection of appropriate courses before you transfer.

You may apply for transfer to E&S either from another institution (external transfer) or from another college or school or major at Cornell (internal transfer). 

External transfer applicants, in addition to the application and supplement, submit official transcripts, references, essays, your midterm grade report, and college official's report. Please review the Transfer Admissions Criteria and application timetable.

Internal Transfer students within another college at Cornell should carefully review the directions and requirements. Before applying, plan to take a course required by the major. Course choices may be found on the curriculum planning guides. You may also want to connect with the program coordinator or to current students.


Visiting Cornell

Campus visits and information sessions may be very helpful in understanding the application process.   If you'd like to meet with a current student or faculty member during your visit, contact Suzanne Wapner ( in the E&S Advising Office for assistance.