Application Guide for the Baker Program in Real Estate
The following Application Guide for the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate provides step-by-step instructions and advice on submitting your application.
|Apply to the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate through the Cornell Graduate on-line application by clicking .|
|* Only required of foreign students for whom English is a second language|
|Supporting documents in addition to the Official Application required to complete your admissions process are as follows:|
|Statement of Purpose|
|Transcripts from all previous colleges and universities|
|Two (2) letters of recommendation|
|Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT)|
|Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)*|
These supporting documents should be submitted as part of the on-line application.
The advice to students deciding whether to apply now or wait is simple – apply now. If you are admitted then you will be rewarded with opportunities that would be otherwise unattainable and your career will take a new course; if you are not successful, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate may provide contingent admission, defer your admission to the following year to allow for additional work experience, or work with you to improve your application.
The application for the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate is only available via the Cornell graduate school’s on-line application system found at Apply Now. The application can be completed in one setting, or can be saved and returned in follow-sessions to complete statement of purpose and other supporting documents. By using your username and password (it is helpful to write this down as you will be referring to both your username & password throughout the application process) you may return at any time before the application deadline to continue your work. When you apply online with electronically submitted supporting documents you will be able to track the status of your application through your account on our website. A $95 non-refundable fee is required to complete the application. The official application is only available on-line; however, you can submit all or some of your supporting application documents, discussed below, directly to the Baker Program in Real Estate as one packet or in separate mailings. If you have questions about completing the on-line application or need assistance, contact the Baker Program in Real Estate Coordinator of Admissions at (607) 255-7110.
The statement of purpose provides an opportunity to discuss your motivations, background, character, personal goals and other personal insights that you wish the admissions committee to consider in evaluating your application. There is no format, defined set of questions, or length, although many applicants submit concise statements of 750 words or less. The admissions committee reads the statement of purpose with a particular emphasis on applicant’s passion for real estate, leadership potential for the real estate Industry, and ability to contribute to one’s colleagues and in the classroom. Questions the committee hopes to finds answers to within the statement of purpose include: Are you someone that positively impacts the people and organizations around you? What experiences do you share that point to your character and integrity. Do you have the traits that will inspire a legacy at the organization you serve throughout your future real estate career?
Provide an up-to-date resume at time of application. If you have updates to your resume after you have submitted your application, you are welcome to email an updated resume at any time during the admissions process. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org and put "updated applicant resume" in the subject line.
Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended are required. Please upload a PDF copy of transcripts from the institution at which you are currently enrolled and/or from any institution from which you have received or will receive a degree. Each transcripts must be submitted as one document when uploaded. Formal and official paper transcripts will be required when you are admitted and accept the offer of admission.
Two letters of reference are required for your application. Applicants may submit letters of reference directly to the Baker Program on appropriate letterhead, or may have references submit their evaluations directly through the on-line application process. You are encouraged to request recommendations from people who are well acquainted with you and your professional capabilities.
A GMAT test score is required, and can be taken at a time convenient to you. You should request that Educational Testing Service (ETS) report your GMAT score to the Cornell University Baker Program in Real Estate (Department Code 2102).
The official score must arrive in order to validate your admissions decision. Applicants that take the GMAT more than once benefit from having only their highest score considered in the admissions process. If you plan to retake the GMAT after applying, please inform the Admissions Office of the date you intend to take the test.
Interviews, either in person or via telephone, are considered an important part of the Baker Program in Real Estate application process. Telephone interviews with international and US applicants at a distance from Ithaca will be scheduled following completion of an application. Applicants that are able to visit campus will typically have an interview with a member of the student interview team. For more information on visiting the Baker Program, click here.
Additional information for Dual Degree and International Applicants is available here: