The SC Johnson College of Business admissions team will offer two ways to interact with us over Zoom this summer. Consider attending an information session to learn more about our two undergraduate programs, the Hotel School and the Dyson School. You can also attend a question and answer session where you can hear more of the inside scoop from students and staff.
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 (or fall 2022), 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 16, 2020. The regular decision deadline remains January 2, 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. Use the links below to learn more about application requirements and process, what we look for in successful candidates, and how to get started.
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.
Fall start: March 15 Spring start (SHA only): Oct. 15