M.Eng. FAQs

Below you will find a list and links to external to BME Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you have any additional questions not listed here, contact Graduate Student Services Coordinator Belinda Floyd.

Cornell BME M.Eng. FAQs

How does the COVID-19 pandemic affect my application?

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Recognizing the serious challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic for student learning, faculty teaching, & academic performance assessment, the Graduate School at Cornell University asserts principles for admissions review that consider COVID-19 disruptions.

Frequently Asked Questions - Cornell Graduate School

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Where should applications be sent?

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Materials should be submitted online at:

Cornell University Graduate School

Materials sent by mail should be sent to:

Cornell University
Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering
121A Weill Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-5201
t: 607-255-2573
f: 607-255-7330
e: biomedgrad@cornell.edu

Do you accept applications for the spring semester? If so, what is the deadline?

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We accept applications for the Masters of Engineering (M.Eng) program for both fall and spring admission. In both semesters, admissions is done on a rolling basis. For domestic students, it is difficult to consider an application submitted later than November 15 for spring admission and June 30 for fall admission. For international students, the additional paperwork associated with a visa means that it is difficult to consider an application submitted later than October 1 for spring admission and May 1 for fall admission. For more information on the early admission process for Cornell University undergraduates interested in the M.Eng. degree, please contact Belinda Floyd, 607-255-2573.

Do I need to send an official transcript?

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The official transcript is NOT needed unless you are admitted into one of our graduate programs. You are required to upload an unofficial transcript with your application. 

Do you accept transfer students?

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Yes. Transfer students must apply online through the Cornell University Graduate School.

What are the minimum GRE, GPA and TOEFL scores?

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There is no minimum GPA. We carefully consider your complete application including statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, past experience and outreach activities. Starting academic year 2019-2020, Cornell's graduate field of biomedical engineering will no longer require GRE scores from applicants, and will review all applications blinded for GRE scores.

It is a requirement of the graduate school that all of our international students meet each of the sections of the TOEFL requirements for admission: Writing: 20, Listening: 15, Reading: 20, and Speaking: 22.

For exemption of the TOEFL and other information please visit the Graduate School website.

How do I apply and what are the deadlines?

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Applications to the M.Eng. program are accepted on a rolling basis for both spring and fall admission. For domestic students, it is difficult to consider an application submitted later than November 1 for spring admission and June 30 for fall admission. For international students, the additional paperwork associated with a visa means that it is difficult to consider an application submitted later than October 1 for spring admission and May 1 for fall admission.

Can I send a copy of my TOEFL scores?

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Your official scores must be submitted before a decision can be made on your application. 

Is it necessary to have a car/personal vehicle to get around campus and Ithaca?

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It is not necessary, as many apartments are in walking/biking distance, and Cornell/Ithaca offers an excellent bus system to and from campus. In addition, ride-share systems are available. Nonetheless, a car may be recommended for students who live further outside (e.g., in Dryden or Lansing), as bus services may be more limited there. Note that while on-campus parking permits are expensive, most on-campus parking lots are open (free of charge) after 5pm on weekdays, and all-day on weekends.

Whom do I contact for more information?

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Please contact the BME Graduate Student Office at:

Cornell University
Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering
121A Weill Hall
Ithaca NY 14853-5201
t: 607 255-2573
f: 607 255-7330
e: biomedgrad@cornell.edu