Program status

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the Prelaw program can no longer be held in person and the internships are no longer available.

The good news is you may choose from hundreds of other online courses, including LAW 3887 International Human Rights in Theory and Practice, June 22-July 10. See the online course roster for all your options.

For more information, see summer study options and the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The full program charge for this four-credit program is $6,830.

The charge includes

  • Tuition for this program (four credits at $1,520 per credit): $6,080
  • A nonrefundable program fee: $750

Textbook purchases, housing, and meals are not included in the program charge.

You are responsible for finding your own housing. A variety of housing options are available.

Scholarships & funding opportunities

All funding opportunities take time to process, so we encourage you to apply early in the spring semester. If funding dates do not align with the payment deadlines, please contact us so that we may assist you through the process.

Cornell SCE Scholarship

The School of Continuing Education (SCE) offers one scholarship, up to $550, to eligible Cornell students to help offset tuition. To apply, please email the SCE Scholarship Application and a copy of your transcript to The application deadline is March 1, 2020.

Financial aid

Students should work directly with Cornell Office of Financial Aid to see if they are eligible for assistance.

How to pay

See payment methods.

Payment deadline

To hold your place in the program, you must submit your full payment upon acceptance to the program. You may lose your place if you do not meet your payment deadline.

Note: If you're interested in being considered for an internship, it's to your advantage to apply and pay in full by April 1, 2020.

Can I get a refund if I withdraw from my program?

To withdraw from this special program, you must notify the SCE registrar's office in writing. Your refund amount will be determined by the number of days from the start of the program that you withdraw.

Course fees are nonrefundable. Further, if you withdraw without officially notifying the Cornell SCE registrar’s office in writing, you will not receive a refund. No refund will be given to any student dismissed from a program.

Refund schedule (based on program start date)

  • Days 1–3: Withdrawal period with a 100 percent tuition refund
  • Days 4–5: Withdrawal period with a 50 percent tuition refund
  • Day 6: Withdrawal period with no refund

If you want to appeal the refund schedule based on extenuating circumstances, download the petition form (PDF), complete it, and submit it by email to the SCE review committee at Please include "Refund petition" in the subject line of your email. The form will be reviewed by committee, and you will be notified if your appeal is approved.