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ED Citizenship status change

ApertureAperture Posts: 60Registered User Junior Member
edited November 2012 in Cornell University
I submitted my application as an international to CAS on November 5th.
On November 7th (today), I received my Green Card, and I am now a permanent citizen of the U.S.
How do I go about updating my status to Cornell? I would call them, but after that, I don't know what would be ahead.

Has anybody done something similar and willing to tell me about it?
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Replies to: ED Citizenship status change

  • cortana431cortana431 Posts: 5,015- Senior Member
    Call the admissions and financial aid office, send any necessary documentation in if prompted.
  • fallenmercfallenmerc Posts: 347Registered User Member
    Send it as soon as possible as well. I would start with the ISSO. They should have a good idea where/who exactly needs to be contacted.
  • WellHelloWellHello Posts: 83Registered User Junior Member
    Having a green card is not the same as being a citizen... A green card allows you to be a 'permanent resident' of the U.S. Green cards need to be renewed every 10 years. Citizenship does not need to be renewed. Once you've had a green card for a few years, you can apply for citizenship, though. This link might help:

    Naturalization and Immigration to USA, Form N400, Citizen Application

    Just thinking you'll want to be clear when talking with admissions about your status.
  • oldfortoldfort Posts: 19,411Registered User Senior Member
    It wouldn't matter whether OP is a permanent resident or American citizen, he/she now will be eligible for FA, which is big. Cornell is need blind when it comes to admission for internationals, but I am not sure if there is a quota for internationals.
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