Your application materials must be submitted online, sent via email to precollege@cornell.edu, or faxed to 607.255.6665 by the deadlines below.

Application deadlines

Precollege admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, which means that we will review and act on complete applications as they are received.

Because most of our courses fill before the deadline, we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

For summer and winter online courses

For registration deadlines, visit the academic calendar for your term:

  • Summer Session: Key registration deadlines for online courses
    • Three-week Session 1 (June 1–June 17, 2021): Register by May 17, 2021
    • Three-week Session 2 (June 21–July 9, 2021): Register by June 7, 2021
    • Three-week Session 3 (July 12–July 30, 2021): Register by June 28, 2021
    • Six-week Session (June 21–August 3, 2021): Register by June 7, 2021
  • Winter Session: Review the Winter Session academic calendar on our Courses for Credit website

For Summer Residential Program students

  • For on-campus summer classes: Apply by April 30, 2021

For local students in on-campus courses

  • Summer Session: Key registration deadlines
    • Three-week Session 1 (June 1–July 17, 2021): Register by TBA
    • Three-week Session 2 (June 21–July 9, 2021): Register by June 7, 2021
    • Three-week Session 3 (July 12–July 30, 2021): Register by June 28, 2021
    • Six-week Session (June 21–August 3, 2021): Register by June 7, 2021
  • Winter Session: Review the Winter Session academic calendar on our Courses for Credit website
  • Fall/Spring Study: Review the Fall/Spring academic calendar on our Courses for Credit website

Financial aid application deadlines for all summer courses

  • For all on-campus and online summer classes: Apply by April 2, 2021

No financial aid applications will be processed after the deadline. See financial aid for more information.