Cornell University

Application Materials

Generally, a postcard requesting an application, financial aid forms, and a graduate school bulletin is sufficient. Refer to directories of graduate and professional schools for information about whom you should contact for these materials. Many schools now use online applications.

If you have a number of specific questions, however, you should put them in a separate letter. All such requests should be addressed to either the admissions director or department chairperson, and it is a good idea to write a coherent, grammatically correct letter since your initial correspondence may be kept in your application file.