This page is for students who will be younger than 18 when they graduate from high school.

If you'll be 18 years old or older when you graduate from high school, do not use this page. Instead, review your program options on the Courses for Credit site and follow the enrollment instructions under the adults/general registrants category.

Precollege study options

High school students are invited to take courses at Cornell year-round.

Options include Summer College programs, online courses in the summer and winter, and on-campus classes during the fall and spring semesters.

To enroll in online courses

Online courses are offered only during the summer and winter sessions.

To learn more and enroll, visit the online courses section of the Cornell University Precollege Studies website.

To enroll in on-campus courses

International students and U.S. students from outside Ithaca

Due to residency requirements, you may enroll in on-campus courses only during the summer.

To explore your program options, visit Cornell's Summer College Program for High School Students.

Local students

You may enroll in on-campus classes during the fall, winter, spring, and summer.

Enrollment options vary by session as follows:

A: Summer enrollment for local students

You may apply to

B: Winter and Fall/Spring enrollment for local students

If you live at home in the Ithaca area, you may, with permission, enroll directly in winter and fall/spring classes. See On-Campus Courses for Local High School Students.


For more information, call the Precollege Studies office at 607.255.6203 or email summer_college@cornell.edu.