Welcome to Cornell

We thoughtfully considered your interests and talents, we read your essay and letters of recommendation (yes, we read it all!), and we personally chose you for admission to Cornell College. We hope you choose to accept our offer and become part of one of the most vibrant, creative, and motivated college communities in the nation.

What's next?


Join us for Destination: Cornell on Feb. 15, Mar. 22 or Apr. 26

  • Meet your incoming class.
  • Get a taste of life on the Hilltop, in the classroom and beyond.
  • Enjoy a meal at the Hilltop Café.
  • Stay overnight with a current student. 

Learn more


Connect with your class on Facebook

Our private Facebook community is a terrific way for you to get to know your incoming classmates and get all your questions answered. (Be sure to use the email address we have on file when setting up your account).



Finish your FAFSA

To receive need-based institutional and/or federal assistance, as well as work study awards, complete your Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) before our priority deadline of March 1.

  • Complete your 2014 tax returns as early as possible to make filing for FAFSA easier.
  • Sign up for Personal Identification Numbers.
  • Complete the FAFSA online, and add Cornell College (school code 001856) before submitting.

Submit your enrollment deposit

Deposit now


Begin the next steps in the enrollment process

Access your personalized checklist so that you can submit your housing preference and complete all the other enrollment steps leading up to New Student Orientation.

…and start packing your best!