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Transferring between colleges at cornell?

phox2phox2 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
edited March 2005 in Cornell University
How hard is it to transfer internally between colleges at Cornell? I was admitted to ILR, and I think that's where I want to be (I'm prelaw) but I'm not sure. How hard would it be to transfer to Arts and Sciences eventually if I changed my mind? Also, how much flexibilty is there to take non-ilr classes while in the ilr school? Thanks.
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Replies to: Transferring between colleges at cornell?

  • Wharf RatWharf Rat Registered User Posts: 542 Member
    I don't know that ILR required courses off the top of my head, but I'm sure that you can find the answer on the ILR website:


    As for transfering, see this website:


  • sparticus800sparticus800 Registered User Posts: 4,092 Senior Member
    i've heard its pretty easy to transfer. thats what cornell told me. you need to meet requirements though. like for architecture you need a portfolio...
  • EbbieBotEbbieBot Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    My friend it in Arts and Sciences and is transferring to engineering with no problem. He just had to take the entry level engineering courses before he could transfer.
  • jenz129jenz129 Registered User Posts: 685 Member
    Writing essays, interviews? That doesn't sound like cake to me.
  • starmel18starmel18 Registered User Posts: 153 Junior Member
    It is very easy to transfer. I'm a freshman in ILR now and I have many friends who either left ILR after the first semester or are leaving after this semester because they found out that the curiculum was not right for them.
  • quynh2007quynh2007 Registered User Posts: 602 Member
    easy for the most part, and unless your grades really suck, or you just know you want to transfer out but dunno really where, direct transfers are just as easy if not easier than internal transfer.

    essays were one paragraph answers to why this college and how will you take advantage of opportunities, etc. yawn. i only had one short meeting with a transfer counselor, he gave me all the paper work, and I was accepted during finals week. my friend found out sometime in January (we both applied to transfer last fall and both got accepted to our respective colleges)
  • phox2phox2 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Thanks very much for the help, I knew Cornell said it was easy to transfer, but its nice to hear the same thing from people who have been through it.
  • CNCLCNCL Registered User Posts: 413 Member
    Which college at Cornell did you transfer from and to where, quynh2007?
  • krk3561krk3561 Registered User Posts: 133 Junior Member
    I was planning on transferring so I am interested in the process as well. I applied to Arts and Sciences, but I want to transfer to Engineering. I had to apply to CAS because I didn't have a science SATII.
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