Unless otherwise stated, all SCE classes are regular, credit-bearing Cornell classes.

Before selecting your course, be sure you meet any prerequisites listed.

Also, if you wish to take more than one course in a session, check the credit limits.

All class times listed are in Eastern Time.

Learn about the grading basis options for each class.

Selecting online courses

Online courses are offered synchronously and/or asynchronously. To determine which method will be utilized, find your course on the roster and look for “instruction mode.”

Definitions of online instruction modes

  • OL/Online Learning (async+sync)
    This course will be delivered completely online. Required class components (such as lectures, labs, discussions, etc.) may be delivered in pre-recorded (asynchronous) and/or live (synchronous) modes. For example, an instructor may provide pre-recorded lecture materials that you view on your own schedule but require that you attend live discussions at scheduled times. You are expected to participate in live, prescheduled (synchronous) sessions.
  • AD/Online — Asynchronous (async)
    This online course features well-designed, pre-recorded (asynchronous) content that you may access at any time, on your own schedule, however the class will have periodic assignment and/or exam deadlines which must be met. You will interact with other students and the instructor via the Canvas online learning system, which may include email, online discussion boards, interactive chat rooms, and/or video conferences. Many instructors also offer online office hours.
  • SD/Online — Synchronous (sync)
    This online course features well-designed content, live interactions (synchronous), and required class components (such as lectures, labs, discussions, etc.) that you access at pre-scheduled times. For example, during a six-week summer class, your instructor might deliver lectures from 10:00–11:00 a.m. on Mondays–Fridays and hold discussions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:15 p.m. These sessions will be delivered live via videoconferencing software (e.g., Zoom). You are expected to participate in live, prescheduled (synchronous) sessions.

View online course rosters by term

Selecting on-campus courses

For summer in-person courses, view the summer on-campus roster.

You can filter this list by subject, session, eligibility, and more.

Fall/Spring part-time study students, view the

Time in class

For each hour of lecture, you should plan on two to three hours of homework.

If you are taking a summer or winter course, this timing reflects the fact that you'll be completing an entire college semester in just a few weeks.

For example, if you take one three-credit, six-week class, you should plan to spend approximately 1.5 hours in class and up to three hours doing homework each day. If you take two three-credit, six-week classes, you should plan to spend approximately three hours in class and up to six hours doing homework each day.

Need help?

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