Admissions for Undergraduate Business Programs


The Cornell SC Johnson College accepts first-year students and transfer students to its undergraduate business programs.

Before you apply, explore each undergraduate business program and its school to see which one is right for you. When you apply, you will need to select your school of choice.


Dyson School

BS in Applied Economics and Management

Explore Dyson

School of Hotel Administration (SHA)

BS in Hotel Administration

Explore SHA


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As you’re researching undergraduate business programs, we encourage you to visit us virtually by attending a live information session!

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Join us for an online information session. Registration is required.

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Thank you for your interest in the SC Johnson College of Business. We have concluded all events for prospective undergraduate students at this time. Please check back in Spring 2021 for spring and summer information sessions.


2020-2021 Application information for prospective undergraduate business students

Primary/Alternate Option for SC Johnson College of Business Applicants: When applying to the SC Johnson College of Business, students must choose to apply directly to either the Hotel School or the Dyson School. However, they also have the option to choose the other school as an alternate. Most students have a clear path and should apply to whichever school they believe is the right fit for them based on the curricular and extra-curricular offerings of the school. This alternate option should only be used by students who can clearly articulate their academic path in both schools, and they will need to fully explain those interests in their supplemental essay. Choosing both schools will not increase a student’s chances of admission, as application review remains highly selective for all academic programs at Cornell. Please note that during Early Decision application review, students will only be considered for admission to their primary choice. This primary/alternate choice is only between the programs within the SC Johnson College of Business, students cannot choose another Cornell college as their alternate option.

Score-Free Admissions: For first-year applicants applying for fall 2021, the SC Johnson College of Business has adopted a score-free SAT/ACT policy. SAT and ACT scores will not be viewed in the application process and will not be used to evaluate applications.

Updated Early Decision Deadline: Cornell University has extended the early decision deadline to November 16th, 2020. The regular decision deadline remains January 2nd,  2021.


Applying for an undergraduate business program as a first-year student


Incoming first-year students seeking to pursue a bachelor’s degree apply to Cornell University and select their school of choice using the Common Application or Universal College Application. Use the links below to learn more about application requirements and process, what we look for in successful candidates, and how to get started.

Deadlines


Early decision: Nov. 1
Regular decision: Jan. 2

Learn more


Applying to Dyson
Applying to SHA


Applying for an undergraduate business program as a transfer student from another institution


If you’d like to transfer to Cornell University and the SC Johnson College from another institution to continue your bachelor’s degree studies, you must be a first-year student or sophomore when you apply. The Dyson School does not accept transfer students for the spring semester—all Dyson transfers must start in the fall. SHA transfers may start in the fall or spring. Use the links below to learn about the application process, requirements, and eligibility.

Deadlines


Fall start: March 15
Spring start (SHA only): Oct. 15


Questions? Contact us:

289 Statler Hall
607.254.4228
admissions@business.cornell.edu