Next Steps for New Students
Congratulations on your admission to Cornell Tech!
This page contains detailed enrollment information for individuals who have received an offer of admission to a Cornell Tech master’s degree program starting in 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Cornell Tech Admissions at email@example.com.
|Before you begin: Confirm your preferred mailing address.
Cornell Tech has partnered with eShipGlobal to ensure quick and efficient mailing of important admissions materials including your welcome packet (which contains a physical copy of your admission letter and Cornell swag) and I-20, if applicable. Create an account to confirm your mailing address as soon as possible.
MBA Deadline: Thursday, March 8, 2019
Technion-Cornell Dual Degrees, M.Eng, LLM Deadline: Monday, April 19, 2019
To accept or decline your offer of admission, please log in to your account, complete the Enrollment Form, and submit your deposit by the deadline listed above.
2. RSVP for Cornell Tech Admitted Students Events!
- Johnson Cornell Tech MBA and LLM Admitted Students Reception – February 21, 2019
- Johnson Cornell Tech MBA “Accelerate Johnson” Welcome Event – March 23, 2019
- Technion-Cornell Dual Degrees and M.Eng. Admitted Students Reception – April 17, 2019
3. Submit your official transcripts and test scores.
MBA Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Technion-Cornell Dual Degrees, M.Eng, LLM Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2019
All incoming Cornell Tech master’s students must submit official copies of university academic records or transcripts from all previously attended universities and official test scores (if applicable) to Cornell Tech prior to matriculation.
To be considered official, the required documents must be received directly from the issuing institution and properly authenticated.
If your academic records are not in English, you must provide an official English translation in addition to your official academic records.
If your academic records do not state your degree-conferral date, you must also provide an official copy of your degree certificate.
Please note that all documents sent to Cornell Tech/Cornell University become the property of Cornell Tech/Cornell University and cannot be returned.
Official electronic transcripts (preferred) must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper academic records must be mailed to:
Attn: Cornell Tech Admissions
2 West Loop Road
New York, NY 10044
MBA testing codes:
TOEFL: 2098 (no dept code)
Technion-Cornell Dual Degrees, M.Eng, LLM testing codes:
GRE & TOEFL: 2098 (no dept code)
IELTS: IELTS e-download account – Cornell University Cornell Tech
4. Apply for a student visa and learn about Cornell’s Office of Global Learning (international students only).
Deadline: 1 month before the start of your program
Before you can apply for a US student visa (F-1), Cornell Tech must issue you a Form I-20. The I-20 is issued by Cornell Tech on behalf of Cornell University and Cornell Tech. Please note that we only issue an I-20 when a student has confirmed their enrollment and submitted their deposit.
Please follow the steps below to obtain your I-20:
- Confirm your mailing address in eShipGlobal.
- Complete a Cornell Tech I-20 Application. (If you are transferring your I-20/SEVIS record from a previous university, you must also complete a transfer form.)
- Scan a copy of your passport photo page. (If you have a spouse and/or any dependents that will require a dependent visa (F-2), you must also include copies of their passport photo pages.)
- Prepare financial documents showing liquid assets that are equal to or greater than the first year of your tuition and living expenses. (The amount will vary by program. Please check Tuition & Fees to estimate your costs. Cornell Tech Admissions can clarify the exact amount you need to show.)
- Acceptable financial documents must be dated within the last 6 months. They include:
- bank statements for checking or savings accounts
- bank certification letters
- certificates of deposit
- statements of stock accounts or mutual funds
- Unacceptable financial documents include retirement funds, property deeds, property assessments, gold, or jewelry.
- Each financial document must include:
- account holder’s name
- bank name
- equivalent available amount in U.S. dollars
- If you are not fully sponsoring your education, you must provide an Affidavit of Support from your sponsor(s) to accompany their supporting financial documents. If you are being supported by multiple sponsors, each sponsor must complete an Affidavit of Support.
- All documents must be in English or be accompanied by an English translation. If your documents are not in English, we will not process your I-20.
- If you have any dependents who require a dependent F-2 visa, you must provide the additional funding below:
- Spouse = $12,710
- 1 Child = $6,985
- Additional children = $4,032 each
- If you received a merit-based scholarship from Cornell Tech, you may include that amount as an asset on your I-20 application. Please include a copy of your scholarship notification email from Cornell Tech Admissions with your other financial documents.
- All documents must be e-mailed to email@example.com.
- Acceptable financial documents must be dated within the last 6 months. They include:
For further details about obtaining your student visa and other international student information, you can download our overview of the visa and check-in process or visit Cornell University International Services.
MBA Verification Form Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019
LLM Verification Form Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019
All MBA and LLM candidates must complete a background check from Re Vera Services prior to matriculation. To complete this background check, please complete the candidate verification form and pay the applicable service charge. Please note that Re Vera Services processes applications in the order in which the consent forms are received and usually take 4-6 weeks to process, though it may take longer. We suggest submitting your consent form as soon as possible to avoid any potential delays. If you have any issues regarding this process, please contact Re Vera Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Start Date: Monday, March 18, 2019
Pre-work is online coursework that should be completed before the start of your summer semester in Ithaca and is part of your core curriculum. Visit Johnson’s Academic Preparation for more information.
All new students must submit health history and immunization forms in order to comply with New York State laws and Cornell’s public health guidelines. Information about what is required and how to submit your form is on the Cornell Health website.
All students are required to have health insurance that meets Cornell’s minimum requirements, and all students will be automatically enrolled in Cornell’s Student Health Plan (SHP). International students are required to be covered by the Cornell SHP. (For more information about the US health care system, visit Cornell Health’s International Students page.) US citizens and US permanent residents can apply to waive out of the Cornell SHP if their insurance meets Cornell’s requirements. Visit Student Health Benefits to learn more.
The Office of the Bursar is Cornell University’s central billing service for tuition, fees, and other charges incurred by students. The Bursar also proactively assists families to manage their financial obligations to the university. This includes the Cornell Installment Plan, which enables students and their families to make monthly installments to cover each semester’s tuition and expenses. For more details, please visit your program’s corresponding Cornell University website:
Technion-Cornell Dual Degrees, M.Eng
10. Activate your Cornell NetID and Cornell ID number (in March-April).
Your Cornell NetID is your Cornell e-mail username and allows you to access secure online services and content at Cornell. Your Cornell ID number is a 7-digit number used to verify your identity on important documents and will be printed on your Cornell ID card. Admitted students must be matriculated in order to receive their NetID and Cornell ID number. You will receive information about activating your NetID 3-4 months before your program start date, and your Cornell Tech ID cards swill be distributed during New Student Orientation.
The House at Cornell Tech is a residential building for graduate students, faculty, academics, staff, and other affiliated members of Cornell University. The House is also the world’s largest and tallest Passive House residential building in the world. To see housing options, costs, and more information, visit The House at Cornell Tech. (MBA students can learn about summer housing here: Living in Ithaca.) Please note that you must have your NetID activated before you can apply for housing.
12. Review Cornell University registration, community health and standards information.
As a student at Cornell Tech, you are obligated to understand and observe the rules, standards, and policies that govern student behavior. Cornell University is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning, living, and working environment for its students, faculty, and staff members.
After you have activated your NetID, you must complete the following:
- View “Not Anymore”, an online interpersonal violence prevention program from Student Success™.
- Provide emergency contact information. Keep this and all addresses and phone numbers including Emergency Mass Notification information complete – and current – in the student information system. This will ensure you receive critical information and alerts.
- Confirm your registration status by signing into Student Essentials. If you are registered, you will see a green check mark. The absence of a green check mark means you have a hold that is preventing registration. For more information, visit University Registration.
13. Manage your finances at Cornell University.
After you have activated your NetID, please complete the following steps to ensure proper billing and financial transactions:
- Read the Bursar Disclosure Statements, including the Initial Disclosure Statement, the Retail Installment Agreement and the important information regarding your rights to dispute billing errors on this form. When you submit the statement, a copy will be sent to your email address for your records.
- Enroll in Direct Deposit to receive any applicable refunds or University stipends from the Bursar. Students must enter their banking information and manage their account through Cornell Nelnet.
- Pay your Tuition Bill via CASHNet as paper bills will not be sent. New students must grant access to other users/payers to view or pay the tuition bill. For more information, including a complete bill schedule, visit the Office of the Bursar.
14. Mark your calendar for New Student Orientation.
All incoming Master’s students must attend New Student Orientation. Details about Orientation will be provided in the links below.
All Cornell Tech Master’s programs (including MBA)
Cornell Tech New Student and Orientation: Monday, August 26 through Wednesday, August 28, 2019
The fall semester at Cornell Tech begins on Thursday, August 29, 2019.
Useful resources, campus guides, and Cornell social media:
Student Resources (*require NetID to access)
Online Disability Self-Disclosure (OPTIONAL)
IT @ Cornell
Cornell Tech Student Services
Student Essentials – Cornell’s student academic portal (update your personal information here)*
Cornell Office 365*
Cornell Box (file sharing and storage)*
Cornell Dropbox (file sharing and storage)*
Cornell Lynda (video courses in software, creative, business skills)*
Cornell Zoom (video conferencing service)*
Johnson’s New Students Guide (for MBA students)
Cornell Tech General Information
Cornell University General Information
Cornell Tech Social Media
Johnson MBA Social Media
Cornell Graduate School Social Media
Cornell Graduate School LinkedIn
Cornell Computing and Information Science Facebook
Cornell CIS Twitter
Cornell CIS Instagram
Cornell University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Facebook
Cornell ECE Twitter
Cornell ECE Instagram
Cornell University School of Operations Research & Information Engineering Facebook
Cornell ORIE Twitter
Connective Media at Cornell Tech Facebook