The Office of Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degrees offers advice to students who:
Need help navigating the process
Are unsure whether they fulfill the requirements for internal transfer or concurrent degree
Cannot decide between the offerings available in different colleges
Or for any other reason want to talk to an adviser about internal transfer or concurrent degree options
We offer a safe place where you can discuss any issue or questions you have in a strictly confidential manner. The Office of Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degrees is a neutral and impartial resource for all undergraduate students and does not belong to any particular college.
We are a resource available for all students; however, it is not mandatory for you to meet with us in order to submit an application for internal transfer. If you are sure what college and major you desire, that you fulfill the requirements and know how to fill out the application and what supplements you need, then you can apply online and/or directly through your target college.
Please note that students desiring to pursue a concurrent degree do have to meet with our adviser to help them refine their study plan and prepare for the application process.
Internal Transfer is an option for students who think their current college is not a good fit for them, and that another college at Cornell aligns better with their future career or goals. Students are recommended to thoroughly research the options available in their home college, as well as their target college, so their decision to transfer is as well informed as possible.
Explore the Frequently Asked Questions and Application Requirements tabs to learn more about the processes. You are also welcome to get in touch with a Peer Mentor – a Cornell student who has successfully navigated the internal transfer process.
The concurrent Degree Option enables exceptional undergraduate students to take advantage of the breadth of academic study that is Cornell’s hallmark. The goal of the concurrent degree option is to enhance interdisciplinary study at Cornell, and support students who wish to concentrate deeply in more than one field.
With nearly 80 majors offered by the undergraduate colleges and schools, the concurrent degree option provides an opportunity to build a unique curriculum around your special interests. It is distinctly different form a single degree with double majors or minors, and requires at least a year of additional study. Once admitted to the concurrent degree option, you will be enrolled in two colleges, and have the opportunity to work in depth in two different fields of study. If you think this program may be right for you, explore the Frequently Asked Questions and Application Requirements tabs to learn more about it.