Parents of Admitted Students

Congratulations, and welcome to the Cornell University community!

Learning at Cornell is an experience that will both inspire and challenge. And that's just the way founder Ezra Cornell planned it: Ezra's founding philosophy was "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study." This spring, as your student makes their college choice, we hope to answer any questions your family may have about choosing Cornell as their home for the next four years. Our admissions blog offers a myriad of student and staff perspectives on the University, and our website also details what students can expect from the Cornell First-Year Experience. The University has several resources for parents and families, compiled on the parents website. We are so excited to welcome your family to the Cornell community!


Parent & Family Panel Video

Join two Cornell parents and Deputy Director of Admissions, Pamela Tan, for a conversation on their experience as parents of Cornell students.


Financial Aid Information

Newly admitted students and their families can find information regarding financial aid on the financial aid website.

For questions regarding financial aid at Cornell, please contact our Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment.


Next Steps for Your Student

The new student checklist will detail next steps for your student as they complete their plans to enroll at Cornell this fall. The checklist will prompt them to sign up for housing and dining, complete required forms, and keep them on track to prepare for the fall.


Contact Us

Please contact us if we can help you with any questions as your student makes their college choice this spring.

Congratulations again, and welcome to the Big Red Family!