the FALCON Program is connected to Cornell’s Asian Studies Department, we do
not offer coursework in Asian Studies. Please be aware that admission to FALCON
is separate from admission to a degree program in Cornell’s Asian Studies
Applications are welcome from
anyone, regardless of citizenship or student status. Applicants do not need to be enrolled at Cornell University to enroll in FALCON.
All FALCON students earn a certificate of completion and Cornell University credit.
Some students enroll in FALCON in order to satisfy the language
requirement for a degree program such as the M.A. in Asian Studies or
the B.A. in CAPS (China and Asia-Pacific Studies). You
should talk with your adviser about whether FALCON would satisfy your
Once you are accepted into FALCON and submit the deposit, it enables
us to hold your place in the course. Once you are registered and enrolled you will be granted the
appropriate non-degree status with the University. You do not need to submit an additional application to Cornell.
- If you have already completed an undergraduate degree at Cornell
or elsewhere, and you are interested only in attending FALCON, you will
be considered a non-degree graduate applicant.
- If you are not in a degree program at Cornell, and you have not
yet received an undergraduate degree, you will be considered a non-degree undergraduate applicant.