FAQs, Forms and Instructions

 

QUESTIONS? Contact our admissions team!


DEPOSIT PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS
  • For Cornell and high school students
  • For UNH students: Our Shoals Marine Lab admissions team will guide you through the process.
  • For students from other institutions: Our Shoals Marine Lab admissions team will guide you through the process.
Course acceptance, internship acceptance and deposit payment instructions are sent electronically after you complete the our online registration process. Non-refundable course deposits ($700/course) are due within 14 business days of receiving your confirmation email. 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.

BALANCE PAYMENT and ORIENTATION PACKET MATERIALS*
All accepted students (including research interns) will receive instructions electronically
;
links are provided below just in case you misplace the email. Questions? email Shoals or call (607) 255-3717. *Medical insurance is required; if you do not have medical insurance coverage, please see: http://www.insuremytrip.com/

  • Course balance payment instructions (balance payment is due before the start date of your first course):
  1. For Cornell students (use Firefox as your browser to access the links on this PDF)
  2. For High School students (use Firefox as your browser to access the links on this PDF)
  3. For UNH students: Enrollment and balance payment instructions will be sent to each student electronically.
  4. For students from other institutions: Enrollment and balance payment instructions will be sent to each student electronically.


IMPORTANT LINKS FOR PREPARING TO GET TO APPLEDORE ISLAND FOR A COURSE/INTERNSHIP
Getting to Shoals - consult this page for our Google boat schedule and all travel details.
Travel FAQs  - includes air, bus, taxi, parking information.
Packing Instructions - includes what to bring, how to dress, information about sending/receiving mail, etc.
The Appledore Island Handbook - please read to prepare for Shoals (link will be posted soon).
Cornell Student Center - access to bursar/registrar information; for Cornell and HS students enrolled in Shoals courses for Cornell credit (BioSM). Cornell and high school students, can use this same link to access their grades.
MyUNH - access to bursar/registrar information; for UNH students and students from non-Cornell/UNH institutions enrolled in Shoals courses for UNH credit (MEFB). For help, contact IT Service Desk at (603) 862-4242 (7:30a-5p; M-F).
To request a transcript from Cornell, once you have taken a course at Shoals for Cornell credit (BioSM).
To request a transcript from UNH,
once you have taken a course at Shoals for UNH credit (MEFB).


REGARDING SPECIAL NEEDS
Accepted Cornell and high school students 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 and other institution students (non-Cornell/UNH) 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.


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.


    FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FROM UNH and OTHER INSTITUTIONS
    Shoals welcomes International students into all credit courses. If you are a student matriculating at a school other than Cornell or UNH, instructions for accepted students will be posted here. Questions or need help?
    UNH students, contact Dr. Gregg Moore: gregg.moore@unh.edu
    All other institutions students, contact Dr. Hal Weeks: h.weeks@cornell.edu

    FOR INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
    Shoals welcomes International students into all credit courses. AFTER you are accepted, 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. Regarding language requirements: Shoals Marine Laboratory follows the policy of Cornell's School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. If your first language is not English, and you attend school outside the United States, you need the following test scores to attend Shoals Marine Lab: 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. Questions or need help? Contact Dr. Robin Hadlock Seeley: rhadlockseeley@cornell.edu

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