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Student Letter Request

Visit our online website DUST to begin a new letter request. Please note that if you need verification of your enrollment at Cornell University, you can find this through the National Clearinghouse information on the Registrar's office website.

Contact Us

Stop by: 140 Roberts Hall
Email us: cals-studentservices [at] cornell.edu

Make an appointment: https://cornell1.force.com/cu/s/appointments

Students requesting a Dean's Certification form must first fill out a Release of Academic Information Form permitting the Judicial Affairs Office and the Academic Integrity Board to release disciplinary information. Please send a copy of the form with your portion completed to cals-studentservices [at] cornell.edu. These forms are reviewed and completed once a week. Upon request, we will send you a confirmation email once we have sent out your certification.

If the school the student is applying to did not send a specific form but is asking for a letter related to academic standing, please forward the email to cals-studentservices [at] cornell.edu

  • Release of Academic Information Form - Please contact CALS Student Services at 607-255-2257 or cals-studentservices [at] cornell.edu.

CALS Student Services is here to help you with anything that could impact you while you are at Cornell: academics, personal, financial, relationships. If you need guidance, academic or personal support, or want to talk through various options, please don't hesitate to contact CALS Student Services. Our office can help you to streamline communication with your faculty as you take care of yourself.

You can call us: 607.255.2257

Email us: cals-studentserivces [at] cornell.edu

Stop into 140 Roberts Hall or, schedule an appointment.

Each of the colleges and departments across campus strive to create fair and accessible courses and spaces so that each person with a permanent or temporary condition(s) is in a position to thrive. Brandon Senior (bs455) serves as the liaison between the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS) and the Student Disabilities Services (SDS) office. He collaborates with SDS, other college representatives, and faculty to ensure all students, in particular CALS students, have an equitable and inclusive experience throughout their undergraduate career.

If you are in need of accommodations for a known disability/condition, we recommend that you immediately register with the SDS office and schedule an appointment with a SDS advisor. Further questions may be directed to Brandon Senior (bs455 [at] cornell.edu, 607-255-2257, or SDS).

The Learning Strategies Center (LSC) is Cornell’s central academic support office for our undergraduate population. Their goal is to provide students with tools and resources to support their efforts to become more successful and independent learners. One such resource is the LSC Scholarship. The primary objective of the scholarship is to provide financial support to enable on time completion of graduation requirements for undergraduate students.

The scholarship covers the cost of tuition for Cornell courses listed on the Continuing Education website. To qualify, students must receive Cornell grant aid. Requests for winter session begin in October and summer session in February. Students are notified by their respective college and/or the LSC website when the scholarship application opens.

Each college has an assigned nominator who submits requests to the LSC office. Our CALS nominator is Brandon Senior. You can reach out to him with questions at bs455 [at] cornell.edu or 607-255-2257.

There are a variety of resources for you to obtain assistance for classes that you may need additional help in. Instructors are the best resource when you are experiencing academic difficulties. Course tutors are often available through the instructor. Attending office hours and meeting with Teacher Assistance (TAs) can be helpful as well. Tutoring is an additional option.

You must first seek help from the professor and/or TA of the course you need help with.

Below are additional FREE tutoring resources.

Learning Strategies Center

The Learning Strategies Center in 420 CCC (on the Ag Quad near Roberts Hall) is the central academic support unit for undergraduates at Cornell University, and provides assistance in improving general study skills through semester long courses, workshops, individual consultations, and web site resources. Visit http://lsc.cornell.edu or call 607/255-6310. The center is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CALS Tutoring Program

The CALS Tutoring Program is available to CALS students only. Requesting a tutor though this service provides a list of eligible tutors. Students making the request select a tutor from the list, contact the tutor, and meet one-on-one as agreed upon by student and tutor. This program offers tutoring only for the courses listed below. To utilize this program, you must fill out the tutor request form.

Fall Courses

  • BioG 1440 - Introductory Biology: Comparative Physiology
  • BioMG 1350 - Introductory Biology: Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Chem 1560 - Introductory Chemistry
  • Chem 2070 - Gen Chem
  • Chem 3570 - Orgo
  • Computer Science 1110 - Intro to Computing Using Python
  • Math 1110 - Calculus I
  • Math 1120 - Calculus II
  • Math 1910 - Calculus for Engineers
  • Phys 1101 - General Physics I
  • Phys 2207 - Fundametals of Physics I

Spring Courses

  • BioG 1440 - Introductory Biology: Comparative Physiology
  • BioMG 1350 - Introductory Biology: Cell and Developmental Biology
  • CS 1110 - Intro to Computing Using Python
  • Chem 1570 - Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry
  • Chem 2080 - General Chemistry
  • Chem 3580 - Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences
  • Math 1110 - Calculus I
  • Math 1120 – Calculus II
  • Math 1910 - Calculus for Engineers
  • Phys 1102 - General Physics II
  • Phys 2208 - Fundamentals of Physics II

Biology Student Advisors

The Office of Undergraduate Biology encourages Biological Sciences majors to take advantage of the services provided by the Learning Strategies Center. In addition, our Student Advisors are available to tutor Biological Sciences majors in foundation courses during his/her office hour shift in the OUB.