Welcome!

Congratulations and welcome to Cornell University!

Accepted Students' Checklist

First things first

To be officially enrolled in your class(es), you must submit your full payment and all required forms and paperwork listed below. You can check the status of your payment and admissions forms through your Student Services account.

Pay the tuition

You must submit your full payment within two days from the date on your acceptance letter, or immediately if you're admitted within one week of the application deadline. You may lose your place if you do not meet your payment deadline.

Activate your NetID and Cornell email address

Your NetID is your key to secure online services at Cornell. Activate it along with setting up your Cornell email account (with security questions) as soon as you receive an email with instructions from Cornell Information Technologies (CIT). CIT will begin sending activation emails in late March. You'll receive your CIT email about a week after you've made your full payment via the Student Services system.

If you have any questions about NetIDs or need help activating your NetID or setting up your Cornell email address, please contact the IT Support Desk during business hours.

Review Cornell Academic Integrity policies

Be sure to read and become familiar with the following documents:

Submit important forms

You will not be officially enrolled in your class(es) until all your required forms are complete. You'll receive an email with instructions for using our online Student Services system to check the status of your forms.

1. 2022 Precollege Studies Code of Academic Integrity (NetID required)

  • Required
  • Deadline: As soon as your NetID is activated
  • Must be completed by the student.

2. 2022 Parental Permission and Acknowledgment Form

  • Required
  • Deadline: Upon acceptance
  • Must be signed by your custodial parent/guardian.

3. Photo Submission Form (NetID required)

  • Required
  • Deadline: As soon as your NetID is activated
  • You must upload your photo for use on class rosters
  • Questions about ID cards? Contact 607.255.4232 or univreg@cornell.edu.

4. Complete the Cornell University COVID-19 Summer Checklist

  • Required
  • Deadline: As soon as your NetID is activated and by May 16, 2022, at the latest.
  • It is essential that the dates and information you provide on the checklist are accurate. Any changes you make to the Checklist should accurately reflect changes to your plans. (Note: You do not need to upload your COVID-19 vaccination record.)
  • Questions about the Checklist? See the Checklist FAQ page. Can’t find an answer? Contact studentdchelp@cornell.edu.

5. Disability Self-Disclosure and Request for Access—Accommodations Form (NetID required)

  • Required only for students requesting disability services
  • Deadline: TBA
  • Submit this form (available after March 1) if you have a disability and need disability services to participate fully in the Precollege Summer Program. Advance notice is needed to arrange the timely implementation of accommodations, thus it is best to try to submit the Disability Self Disclosure at least 2–3 weeks before your course instruction begins.
  • Questions about disability services? Contact Student Disability Services.

Next steps

Check out tips for studying at Cornell:

View your class(es)

Your course(s) will appear in Student Center about 7 to 10 days before your class starts.

In addition, your course website in Canvas will open about 2 days before your class starts. Learn more.

Before that time, you may view the course(s) in which you are enrolled by visiting your Student Services account and clicking on the “Enrollment Verification Form.”