the IMPAC Program is connected to Cornell’s Department of Asian Studies, we do
not offer coursework in Asian Studies. Please be aware that admission to IMPAC
is separate from admission to a degree program in Cornell’s Department of 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 IMPAC.
All IMPAC students earn a certificate of completion and Cornell University credit.
Some Cornell students enroll in IMPAC to work towards satisfying 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 IMPAC would satisfy your
Once you are accepted into IMPAC 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 and you are interested only in attending IMPAC, you will
be considered a non-Cornell 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-Cornell undergraduate applicant.