Cornell University, School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University, School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Ithaca, NY

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Undergrad Diversity International

Study at Cornell this summer—online or on campus!*
Take a three- or six-week course, or a combined nine-week session. Open to all motivated high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Become a Summer Cornellian
At Cornell University, becoming a residential Summer Cornellian* means a lot. You can:
• Experience the excitement of collegelife at a great Ivy League university while still in high school;
• Take fascinating college courses with world-renowned faculty;
• Get a head start on college by earning three to six college credits;
• Explore potential majors and careers; 
• Attend a college fair and receive one-on-one admission counseling;
• Live, study, and play on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the US; 
• Make friends with students from around the world; and
• Enjoy “an unforgettable, life-changing summer!”

If you can’t make it to campus, you can take an online Cornell course from anywhere in the world, where you’ll:
• Study with top-notch faculty;
 Receive a Cornell transcript; and
• Connect with current students. 

Whether you’re on campus or online, you can choose from hundreds of courses in areas like:
• Architecture
• Art
• Business and Marketing 
• Economics
• Engineering
• History 
• Human Rights 
• International Relations 
• Media Studies
• Science
• Sustainability 
• Veterinary Medicine
…and more!

On-campus support
With personal advising, 24/7 access to health services, and a dedicated residential and academic staff, you’ll have all the support you need to excel as a Summer Cornellian both inside and outside the classroom.  

Apply now!
Summer programs are offered between late June and early August. 


*On-campus programs are subject to change.

Cornell Summer Precollege by the Numbers

• 1,500 students

• From more than 40 countries

• Enrolled in more than 60 courses

• 39% international students 

• 20% identifying as minority students

• 18 partner organizations helping bring underrepresented minority and first-generation college students to campus 

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "A life-changing experience. Cornell fostered my curiosity and helped me grow so much. The class was immersive, fun, and eye opening. My professors were wonderful. I gained an advantage in the college admissions process, as I now know what I’m looking for in a school. I’m addition, I feel less anxious about college life."

    • Alejandra Gonzalez
  • "Fantastic... Your professors, your classmates, your dorm neighbors are all there to help you really learn about your class, to help you learn from one another, but most of all, to help you learn about yourself. It’s a phenomenal experience, and definitely one I will remember always. If you are given the chance, do it."

    • Xue Shao
  • "An amazing experience.... An awesome way to get a feel for college before you start applying, and you'll learn so much—about yourself, your coursework, and even other cultures. The experience was one-of-a-kind and has motivated me to work hard to achieve my dreams."

    • Maegha Singh