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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Cornell University/Division of Nutritional Sciences Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Health Studies

August 2018-May 2019

Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Cornell/DNS Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program, applicants must:

  • hold a degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science from an accredited university or college in the United States or international equivalent;
  • have completed the equivalent of one year—two semesters, three trimesters, or one full year—of all prerequisites: biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, calculus, and all necessary labs;
  • have maintained an overall accumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher; and
  • have demonstrated commitment to a career in health care by having worked or volunteered in a clinical setting or in another health or community service-oriented capacity.

Submission of MCAT, DAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, or other standardized test scores is not required for admission. If applicants have taken standardized tests and received competitive scores, they are welcome to submit copies of their official score reports at the time of application to enhance their applications.

Please note: Upon admission to the program, students will be required to submit official SAT/ACT score reports. (International students who have not taken the SAT/ACT are exempt from this requirement.)

Only complete applications will be reviewed by the admissions committee.