Enroll now in Summer Session 2024

Earn credits, catch up, or get ahead. Choose from hundreds of Cornell courses offered on campus, off campus, or online. Summer Session runs June 3–August 6. Enroll now.

Earn Cornell credits online, study with university faculty

Through online learning you can take regular Cornell courses, study with university faculty, and earn credits from anywhere with an internet connection.

Most online courses are delivered via the web-based learning system Canvas. You'll complete your assignments within a scheduled time frame, but some courses may offer you the option of getting a head start on your classwork. Generally, you'll interact with the instructor and other students via email, discussion boards, interactive chat rooms, video conferences, and/or phone. (Read more about selecting online courses.)

The grades and credits you earn will be recorded on an official Cornell transcript and are generally transferable toward a degree at Cornell or elsewhere—but always check with your school or institution.

For additional Cornell online offerings, including MOOCs, webinars, and certificate programs, see Cornell Online and eCornell.

High school students

Visit our precollege studies site for online course options.

Note: Cornell is committed to compliance with all export control regulations, including U.S. sanctions. Any individual located in the following regions must receive written approval from Cornell’s Export Control and Compliance Officer prior to enrolling in an online course: Iran, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Russia, Ukrainian regions of Crimea, Donetsk, and Luhansk.