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Our Best Answer - Does CALS offer admissions interviews?

Due to the high volume of applications CALS receives each year, we are unable to extend an interview to every candidate and thus, in the interest of fairness and equity, interviews are not part of the CALS Admissions process. However, we encourage you to contact your department of interest directly, as they can provide more information about their specific program.

Applicants may be contacted in their local area by a Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN) volunteer. Although CAAAN contacts are not interviews, these informal conversations allow students to ask questions, become acquainted with another perspective on the university, and provide additional information about themselves.  Because requests for a CAAAN contact far exceed the limited number of CAAAN volunteers, Cornell automatically sends applicant information to local CAAAN chairs, who then try to assign the applicant to a volunteer to contact the student.  Brief summaries of these conversations are included in the student’s application file. If you are not contacted by a local alumnus, this will in no way be a disadvantage to you in the admissions process.


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