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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Join us at Cornell this summer for our acclaimed two-, three-, and six-week programs for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world.

As a Summer Cornellian, you can... 

• Experience the excitement of college life at a great Ivy League university.
• Take fascinating college courses with
Cornell’s world-renowned faculty.
• Get a head start on college by earning three to six college credits.
• Explore careers and majors.
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 United States.
Make friends with students from around the world.
Enjoy “an unforgettable, life-changing summer!”

Choose from more than 30 programs and 60 courses in areas such as:
• Architecture and Art
• Business and Leadership
• Computer Science
• Debate and Literature
• Design and Fashion
• Engineering and Robotics
• Government, History, and Law
• Hotel Management
• International Relations
• Medicine and Psychology
• Research and Science
• Social Change and Sustainability
• Veterinary Medicine

You can even design your own custom program or, if you can’t make it to campus, take a Cornell course online.

With personal advising, 24/7 access to health services, and a dedicated residential and academic staff, you’ll have the support you need to excel in and out of the classroom.

Apply now!
Programs are offered between late June and early August. Many fill quickly. Apply now!

Contact us to learn more
The first 25 students to contact us and mention this magazine will receive a free Cornell University Summer College string bag.


Cornell’s 2,300-acre main campus is located in Ithaca, a midsize college town in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York State.


Type of School: Cornell University Summer College (CUSC) is a pre-college program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. It is part of Cornell University, a world-renowned Ivy League institution with 15 private and public colleges.

Size of Campus: 2,300-acre main campus in Ithaca, New York

Number of Students: 1,500 CUSC students

Number of Faculty: CUSC draws on Cornell’s summer faculty of 275 instructors.

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: CUSC offers more than 60 credit-bearing undergraduate courses through Cornell’s many departments and colleges. 

Geographic Diversity: CUSC students come from 40 countries and more than 600 cities.

International Student Services: CUSC students have access to Cornell’s vast academic and student resources, including an International Students and Scholars Office dedicated to supporting their needs.

International Student Budget: Program charges for 2019 were $4,385 for a two-week program, $6,500 for a three-week program, and $13,200 for a six-week program. These charges include tuition for regular Cornell University undergraduate courses, college credits, an official Cornell transcript, housing, dining, and activities.

Financial Aid: All students enrolling in three- or six-week programs are eligible to apply for CUSC financial aid. (This is distinct from the main Cornell University Office of Financial Aid.) Awards will not exceed $1,200.

Test Score Requirements: Students who do not currently attend a high school where the official language is and the entire curriculum is taught in English should have a minimum TOEFL score of 100 or higher on the internet-based test; a minimum IELTS score of 7 or higher; or SAT Reading and Writing scores of 600 or higher. See for details.

Application Deadlines and Fees: The application deadline for most programs is May 1. Because international students must obtain an F-1 student visa, which can take several months, we encourage you to begin your application as soon as possible. See for details.

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