Cornell undergraduates may take advantage of the Early Admit option.

The Early Admit option allows a student to count credits taken in the final semester of their undergrad career towards an M.Eng. degree. Students taking advantage of this option are usually able to complete their M.Eng. degree requirements with only one additional semester registered with the Graduate School.

  • Students must apply to have their extra course credits count towards their future M.Eng degree requirements.
  • Any M.Eng. credit eligible courses taken which are not applied to the bachelor's degree and are pre-approved, can be counted towards M.Eng. degree requirements.
  • Students may not take advantage of this option if the have more than eight or less than one credit remaining to complete their undergraduate degree requirements.
  • Students should complete the Early Admission petition and submit it to the CS M.Eng Office (110 D Gates Hall) along with their latest transcript.
    • Students should submit this form before the last day of regular classes in the semester before their final semester.
  • Once a student has submitted the petition and a transcript, it will be reviewed and the courses will be approved for M.Eng. credit and a Pre-M.Eng. Credit Agreement must be signed.
  • The student must then complete and submit a full application for the CS M.Eng Program for the semester immediately following their final undergraduate semester - (i.e. If you will be completing your undergrad degree in May, apply for the following fall semester.)
    • application is available on line here.
    • Applications should be submitted by the application deadline (October 1 for spring admissions / February 1 for fall admissions.)
    • You do not need to submit the full application at the same time as your Pre-MEng credit approval request.
  • Pre-approval of these courses does not guarantee admission into the Graduate School portion of the M.Eng Program.
  • Pre-approval of these courses does not obligate the student to apply for the CS M.Eng. Program.
  • Pre-approval of these courses count for the CS M.Eng. degree only. If you wish to apply to another field, you should speak to their M.Eng. Office regarding their procedure for Early Admission.
  • Stop by the CS M.Eng Office inGates Hall 110D for more information during regular business hours.

To qualify for the M.Eng. Early Admit Program a student must:

  • Have at least one but no more than eight credits remaining their final undergraduate semester to complete all undergraduate degree requirements.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or better. Please note that this is a minimum requirement to apply; most admitted applicants have a GPA substantially higher.

Please note that the early admission option is for Cornell undergraduates only. Other applicants should look here for more information on the Cornell CS M.Eng. program.