Graduate Applications are due December 1
All applicants must:
The Field of Entomology requires that applicants residing in the United States, Canada, and all other countries in which English is the official language, take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test. The advanced “subject” test in biology is also recommended although is not strictly required. Applicants residing in other countries are also encouraged to take the GRE general and biology subject tests. It is your responsibility to arrange that the Educational Testing Service in Princeton send your scores directly to the Graduate School. If you know your scores, please also indicate them on your application. Since it frequently takes at least 8 weeks for ETS to release the scores after you take the examination, you should take the GRE no later than October 1 in order to meet our deadline for applications. If you receive your scores close to our deadlines (see below), please send us a copy immediately. Information concerning the sites for the GRE in you country can be obtained by writing to: Graduate Record Examination, Box 955, Princeton, NJ 08450, USA. You can also visit their web site at www.gre.org.
All instruction at Cornell is in English, and fluency in English is essential for graduate study. If your native language is not English or if you have not studied at least two years in a college program in a country where the native language is English, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and obtain a satisfactory score (550 or higher on the paper-based exam; for the computer-based exam, Cornell requires minimum scores of 20 on Writing, 15 on Listening, 20 on Reading, 22 on Speaking).
It is strongly recommended that you identify a Field member or members with interests closely matching your own and correspond with them regarding their program and their potential for taking on new graduate students prior to application. The primary criterion for admission is scholarly ability and potential.
Once your application is complete, the Graduate School will forward it to the Field of Entomology for consideration. Applications must be received by the Entomology Field by December 1. You may contact the Graduate Field Assistant if you wish to inquire about the status of your application.