photo of young elephants at a kenya elephant preserve

Frequently Asked Questions

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These are the questions frequently asked by high school students who are looking at Cornell's Animal Science Program.

What time of year is best for a visit?

We welcome students year round. Visiting during the academic year gives you the opportunity to speak with students and sit in on a class. Please coordinate your plan to visit with the Undergraduate Advising Assistant (607-255-5497) who will arrange for you to meet with a member of the faculty.

Can I stay overnight in the dorm?

Yes, at certain times of the year, specific dates are set aside with the Red Carpet Society. Please visit the admissions site for more information.

Where can I get an application?

Please visit the Cornell Undergraduate Admissions site for more information and an application.

Where can I get information about transferring to the College of Ag & Life Sciences from another institution?

Please visit CALS Admissions transfer information for detailed information on transferring to Cornell University College of Ag & Life Sciences and the Animal Science Department.
 

I'm interested in Pre-Vet. Do I have to major in Animal Science?

Most pre-vet students major in Animal Science, and a smaller number in Biological Sciences. Any major is, however, acceptable as long as you complete all of the prerequisite courses.

Where can I obtain additional information on studying veterinary medicine?

Please visit the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine web page for high school students.

Where can I find out more about International Agriculture opportunities?

http://ip.cals.cornell.edu