The Office of Internal Transfer assists undergraduate students who are considering transfer between colleges within Cornell. The internal transfer process requires students to apply and the criteria for admission vary by program. If you have a clear idea of what you want to pursue, you can contact the admissions or advising office in your target college.
It may be possible to be admitted directly into a new program. To be eligible for direct transfer, you usually have to be taking, or have successfully completed, courses in your proposed major. Some colleges require that students take major courses the semester immediately prior to the intended transfer. If you are uncertain if you immediately qualify for direct transfer, contact the Office of Internal Transfer.
Students, who do not meet the criteria for direct transfer, may be considered for conditional transfer. Generally, students whose current curriculum differs substantially from their target college, or students with a below average academic record, are considered for conditional transfer. Conditional transfer guarantees admission the following semester, if you successfully complete the conditional transfer requirements set by the target college. During the conditional transfer semester, students pay the tuition and fees of their target college.