FAQs, Forms and Instructions

 

QUESTIONS? Contact our Admissions Team!


FINANCIAL AID FAQs
FAQs and instructions for CORNELL students (special financial aid is available for you!)
FAQs and instructions for UNH students (special financial aid is available for you!)
FAQs and instructions for
non-CORNELL and non-UNH students*
FAQs and instructions for
HIGH SCHOOL students and their parents (limited aid is available)
INTERNATIONAL students: complete the CSS Financial Aid (2013-14) Profile (use 2098 as the CSS code for Cornell).
GRADUATE / NON-TRADITIONAL students
: Contact Shoals for details and instructions

*Financial aid is not available for graduating seniors, however seniors can apply for a work-study job at Shoals on Appledore Island; follow this link for details.


DEPOSIT PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS
For all accepted students: Deposit Payment Instructions (to be posted before the end of fall semester)
Your Shoals Confirmation Letter will include instructions (this letter will be sent to you via email after you complete the Shoals Fastrak or registration process - also available above as a PDF). Non-refundable deposits ($700/course) are due within 10 business days of receiving your Shoals Confirmation Letter. Students who do not pay their course deposits on time may forfeit their space, and financial aid award! If you need help with paying your deposit,
contact Shoals.

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FROM INSTITUTIONS OTHER THAN CORNELL/UNH ONLY (includes HS students):
Shoals welcomes International students into all credit courses. If you are a student not matriculating at Cornell or UNH, please follow this link to complete the Cornell Summer Session I-20 REQUEST FORM; your request must be received by Cornell within 6 weeks of the start of your Shoals course. Questions? Contact Shoals! International students from UNH, please contact Shoals. Regarding language requirements: Shoals Marine Laboratory follows the policy of Cornell's School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. This policy is as follows: If your first language is not English, and you've taken the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), you need to have received the following scores to attend Summer Session: a TOEFL score of at least 100 on the Internet-based test or 600 on the paper test or an IELTS score of at least 7 on the IELTS. These required scores reflect the minimum level of English proficiency you need to take Shoals credit courses. Adequate command of written and spoken English is critical to your success at Shoals. Courses are taught in English and you must be able to effectively communicate with faculty members, your fellow students, your roommate, and others to succeed at Shoals.

ACCEPTANCE PACKET MATERIALS (payment, enrollment and packing instructions and health/medical questionnaire*)
All accepted students (including research interns) will receive instructions electronically from shoals-lab@cornell.edu; links are provided below just in case you misplace the email! QUESTIONS? email Shoals or call (607) 255-3717.

2015 packets will be available before the end of fall semester.

Acceptance Packet for CORNELL students (IF taking Underwater Research; also see course page for SCUBA manual)
Acceptance Packet for UNH students (IF taking Underwater Research; also see course page for SCUBA manual)
Acceptance Packet for NON-CORNELL/NON-UNH students (includes high school, graduate, non-traditional)
Research Intern Manual
(for students participating in our undergraduate research internship program)

*Medical insurance is required; if you do not have medical coverage, go to: http://www.insuremytrip.com/

IMPORTANT LINKS!
Travel FAQs  - includes air, bus, taxi, parking information.
Packing Instructions - includes what to bring, how to dress, etc. Be sure that each piece of luggage WEIGHS LESS than 50LBS. Bags over 50lbs. may be delayed in getting out to Appledore Island.
The Appledore Island Handbook - please read to prepare for Shoals! (link will be available before the end of fall semester)
Cornell Student Center - access to bursar / registrar information 24/7; the Student Center is for Shoals students who are already at Cornell or who have enrolled in Shoals (BioSM) courses for Cornell credit (includes high school students). Student who have completed a course at Shoals, can use this same link to access their grades.
To request a transcript from Cornell, once you have taken a course at Shoals for Cornell credit.
To request a transcript from UNH,
once you have taken a course at Shoals for UNH credit.


 


REGARDING SPECIAL NEEDS:
Accepted Cornell and non-Cornell students (includes all high school students enrolled in Shoals credit courses) with special needs should contact Cornell's Student Disability Services (607-254-4545 or sds_cu@cornell.edu); the SDS staff will guide you through the special accommodations process! Please contact SDS at least 4 weeks prior to course start.

Accepted UNH students with special needs should contact Disability Service for UNH Students. The staff will guide you through the special accommodations process! Please make arrangements at least 4 weeks prior to course start.



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