Don't Overlook Cornell University's Supplemental Essays

cornellCornell University, along with hundreds of other competitive schools, has its early decision deadline coming up on November 1. While at first glance, this school appears to have no required questions aside from the main Common App essay, once you select the college of your choice, you will see supplemental questions appear. Be sure to select all of your interests early on when filling out your applications so you can be sure that you're not overlooking any hidden questions. 

To view Cornell's additional essay questions and see if any of the ten supplemental essays apply to you, you can log into your College Essay Organizer account here, or see below for a sneak peak of a few of Cornell's additional essays:

Cornell University Supplement #1

Type
Required only for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences applicants; if you are utilizing the primary / alternate admission option, you must complete the essays that correspond to BOTH your primary and alternate choice

Question
How have your interests and related experiences influenced the major you have selected in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences?

Length
650 words maximum

Cornell University Supplement #2

Type
Required only for College of Architecture, Art, and Planning applicants; if you are utilizing the primary / alternate admission option, you must complete the essays that correspond to BOTH your primary and alternate choice

Question
Why are you excited to pursue your chosen major in AAP? What specifically about AAP and Cornell University will help you fulfill your academic and creative interests and long-term goals?

Length
650 words maximum

Cornell University Supplement #3

Type
Required only for College of Arts and Sciences applicants; if you are utilizing the primary / alternate admission option, you must complete the essays that correspond to BOTH your primary and alternate choice

Question
Describe two or three of your current intellectual interests and why they are exciting to you. Why will Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences be the right environment in which to pursue your interests?

Length
650 words maximum

 

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