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Fall/Spring application instructions

Applications for fall open in mid-December; applications for spring open in mid-August.

  1. Check application deadline
  2. Complete the online application
    1. Upload a formal resume
    2. Provide a reference. You only need to submit the name and NetID of a professor or TA who knows your academic work
  3. Order an official transcript and have it sent to

    If you’re a transfer student, in addition to submitting your Cornell transcript, please request an official transcript be emailed from your previous institution to
  4. Be sure to check with your advisor or department about how credits and courses will apply to your major

Summer enrollment instructions

Enrollment for the summer opens at the end of the fall semester, usually by mid-December.

  1. Review the academic calendar. The application deadline is March 20, 2021.
  2. Create a CIW student account via CIW's online application page

    Note: Summer students do not need to submit a transcript, resume, or reference

  3. After your CIW student account has been created:
    • Cornell students: Submit a $500 non-refundable deposit via Cashnet.
    • Visiting students: Submit a $500 non-refundable deposit using the instructions on the how to pay page.
  4. Starting in mid-February, a CIW staff member will send enrollment instructions for you to complete.

Cornell ILR students

ILR students applying to CIW for the fall or spring semesters should attach a note indicating that Brigid Beachler (, 607.255.2266) has approved their participation in the program. There is no restriction on ILR students participating in CIW.