Is transfer admissions to Cornell University need blind?

<p>Hi guys, I was really interested in applying to Cornell University after a year or year and a half at my city college. I was wondering if the admissions to Cornell are still need blind like the way they are with regular admissions. Is there a difference between the land grant schools and the private schools? How about other ivy leagues/prestigious schools such as Stanford or Wellesley? Thanks so much!</p>

<p>yes, they're need blind. the land grant schools will give you reduced tuition if you're from NY but that's it. stanford is a waste of time to apply to unless you're amazing and just are leaving that part out. wellesley is also really hard to transfer into because there isn't much room.</p>

<p>Here is a list of all the top schools that are need-blind within the United States.</p>

<p>I understand that those schools are needblind with first year incoming students, but what about transfer kids? I know that Columbia and Brown University for example are need blind with first year students but not with transfer students. I cant find anything about Cornell though, so I was wondering if anyone else knew and could site their sources. Thanks though for responding </p>

<p>and yeah stanford really does only accept people who are amazing in every way...lol i doubt im gonna apply</p>

<p>i meant they are also need blind for transfers</p>

<p>ironicallyunsure, were you a transfer student as well? If you were, i'd be really happy to hear about your experience in transferring, especially if you weren't a guaranteed transfer. What school are you in and what were your highschool/college stats? Anything would help!</p>

<p>yup, i was a transfer (not GT). i'm in human ecology and my major is HD. out of HS i definitely had no chance - 2.7 gpa and only decent SATs (not anything cornell worthy). went to a local state school and transferred in with a 3.49 (it's only that low because i got a 4-credit C, otherwise it was a 3.67 so don't be fooled lol). i'll stress that essays are going to be the most important part of your app. what's your prospective major/college?</p>

<p>@furitmoney: transfer student as well the college of human ecology. i went to cc first. terrible hs record. transcript from cc was a 3.97. when you're at community college, def see if you can be nominated for the jack kent cooke undergraduate transfer scholarship. im a 2010 scholar and there are about 5-6 scholars this year trans to stanford. stanford is super, super competitive; i read somewhere they only take about 20 total transfers, but if you are an outstanding cc student with great ecs, gpa, and letters of rec, you should def. consider applying. </p>

<p>and to answer your original question: schools do not have separate financial aid policies for transfer students. usually it's by in-state resident / out-of-state student / international if there is any difference in tuition at all. cornell is need blind for ALL applicants, but there is far less aid for internationals. there is in-state tuition for certain colleges (contract colleges).</p>

<p>ah thank you both, the comments are really encouraging! im gonna work really hard to transfer in with your success stories in mind. </p>

<p>ironicallyunsure, i had applied to CALS at Cornell but was rejected sooo I wanted to try again and apply. But i had sent in some really bad test grades which i heard can actually hurt your chances and that the admissions office keeps applications for like three years before disposing them. I would like to apply to the same school but I'm gonna assume they have already seen my bad test scores and reject me AGAIN. so i was looking into applying to arts and sciences or human ecology like you. what was it that you would say got you in as a transfer student even though you had a less than spectacular HS record? Did you have to prepare for the transfer and take any prereqs to transfer into Human Ecology? Thank you so much for your time in answering my endless questions! lol</p>

<p>hyperlite, im not currently enrolling into a community college, im actually enrolling into CUNY Hunter College. did you attend a community college that had transfer agreements with Cornell already? It's good to know that cornell is need blind with all applicants because sadly i am seriously in need of aid.</p>

<p>@furitmoney: nope, im from phx so no transfer agreement lol.</p>

<p>oh andddd what year did you apply into the school? As a sophomore or junior? or spring semester sophomore? I dont know how much time I should be spending at my city college before I give it another shot</p>

<p>i think you'll be okay applying to CALS again if that's what you want. you just need to show growth and have solid grades at hunter to show you can handle college work. my essays are definitely what got me in, so spend a lot of time on those. there are prereqs for each major (no matter what college you're in except perhaps arts and sciences), so make sure you get those done because students with them done get priority</p>

<p>you don't apply for any particular status- you just hope they accept as many credits as you have (max of 60 = jr. status). i had 57 when I applied and will have over 60 with a few summer classes they requested. they gave me jr. status. </p>

<p>I just applied this past winter for fall 2010 enrollment</p>

<p>does only college credit contribute to the student status? i.e. aps don't count?</p>

<p>APs don't count</p>

<p>@furitmoney, what major are you considering in CALS? I'm thinking about biology and am really worried about not completing the course requirements. My school doesn't offer labs for introductory Biology courses and I'm not sure where to take them.</p>

<p>I was looking at Food Science or Nutritional Sciences, but yeah im pretty worried about not completing the prereqs on time either cause the science classes at my school had already filled up by the time I registered. I'm going to try to take them next semester but the prereqs look like you need bio 1 AND 2, and I dont think you can take them both in the same semester...so I have no idea how I would transfer in as a sophomore. =\ I might just try to transfer into a different school in Cornell that has less specific prereqs and do an internal transfer to CALS? I have no idea....if anyone has any recommendations on what I should do that would be really helpful... :)</p>