Spring 2021 part-time study

Due to COVID-19, students enrolling in part-time study for Spring 2021 may register only for courses that may be completed entirely online. They may not participate in classes that contain in-person components.

Read about part-time study and the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

What is part-time study at Cornell?

Part-time study is a way for you to earn college credit at Cornell without enrolling in a degree program.

Whether you want to explore a new interest, enhance your resume, or strengthen your professional skills, you can choose from thousands of regular university courses year-round. You'll study alongside Cornell undergraduate and graduate students and have access to university libraries and other campus facilities.

Your grades and credits will be recorded on an official Cornell transcript. You can generally transfer these credits to a degree at Cornell or elsewhere—but always check with your school or institution.

Eligibility: Anyone high school age and older who is not currently a Cornell degree candidate is eligible for part-time study, including Cornell employees and retirees (tuition waivers may apply), Cornell alumni, executives and professionals, area residents, high school students, and international students.

How to get started

  1. Select your course(s) from the Summer Session, Winter Session, or Fall/Spring roster.
  2. To enroll, visit our registration page.