During your first semester, you will have the opportunity to petition for a third semester to fulfill any missing course requirements. To petition for a third semester, fill out this petition form and have a conversation with Gilly Leshed, Director of the MPS Program during her office hours. After Gilly Leshed has given her approval, please submit the form electronically to Information Science Graduate Program Coordinator Barbara Woske at bae2@cornell.edu. Please be aware there is no reduced tuition for the third semester. You will be charged the full tuition amount of one semester, no matter how many classes you enroll in. Students must enroll in at least 12 credits with a minimum of 6 credits being MPS-related courses at a 4000-level or higher.


If you are submitting in the fall semester, the deadline is 8 a.m. October 31, 2018. 

If you are submitting in the spring semester, the deadline is 8 a.m. March, 1, 2019.

For International Students

Please contact the International Students and Scholars Office to extend your I-20 form so that you do not fall out of immigration status. You will need to take with you to the ISSO a copy of the confirmation email along with financial documents in order for them to extend your I-20.