Due to COVID-19, Cornell University leadership has made the difficult decision that all Precollege Studies summer 2021 courses will be held online only. The residential program will not be offered in 2021.

While we know there is no replacement for our on-campus, residential experience, the good news is that all online courses are regular Cornell classes that give you a chance to

  • Study fascinating topics with Cornell faculty
  • Work alongside undergraduates
  • Earn college credits and a Cornell transcript
  • Get a head start on preparing for college applications

We also offer one-on-on admissions counseling and other engaging ways to connect with Cornell.

View the online course roster frequently for updates and learn about online study.

Courses will be held during the following sessions:

  • Three-week Session 1 (June 1–June 17, 2021)
  • Three-week Session 2 (June 21–July 9, 2021)
  • Three-week Session 3 (July 12–July 30, 2021)
  • Six-week Session (June 21–August 3, 2021)


We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2021. Join our email list to receive information about upcoming precollege programs.

For updates

For the latest updates, join our email list and visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

In addition, please visit the Cornell coronavirus website regularly for university updates, information, and resources for students.

View information session video

In this recording of our April 14, 2021, information session, you'll meet the directors, learn about course options, get application advice, review eligibility questions, hear about the benefits of Precollege Studies at Cornell, and more.