Apply to CBTA

Apply to CBTA

The application to Telluride House consists of several essays and an interview (in person when circumstances allow). We also encourage applications to contact our Preferment Committee ( about House events they would like to attend to get a sense for House life.

Cornell Branch Telluride Association

How to Apply

Although the essays require at least as much thought and effort as many university admission applications, they do allow candidates to show what they have to offer in their own terms. The House has accepted members as much for their artistic portfolios as for their essays and interviews.

Applicants must enroll as full-time Cornell students while in the House. We prefer applicants who plan to live in the House for more than one year. Applications are considered in the autumn for joining the House the following fall, and deferment is possible for those whose plans change.

For information about applying to live at the Cornell Branch, please visit the branch’s dedicated site at or write to:

Preferment Committee
Telluride House
217 West Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850


(Deep Springs students or high school seniors who have participated in Telluride summer programs have a different application process.  Please inquire with the Telluride Office: