Welcome, international students!

At Cornell, you'll be part of a multicultural community that includes students from almost every corner of the globe.

What classes can I take?

For Summer and Winter Sessions, you are invited to enroll in rigorous Cornell University undergraduate classes taught online by top faculty.

In addition to experiencing college academics, you can explore potential majors, build college study skills, earn college credit, receive a Cornell transcript, and prep for college admissions.

You can select from fascinating online Cornell courses in Arts and Architecture, Business and Hospitality, Engineering, Health and Humanities, International Relations, Science and Technology, Social Change, Veterinary Medicine, and more. Courses will be added throughout the year.

Do you require test scores?

Visit international applicants to learn about minimum scores and related information.


For more information, or if you'd like to be put in touch with a student translator, please contact us.

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Cornell WeChat channel in China

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Benefits of doing precollege studies at Cornell

When you attend this world-renowned university, you can expect to

  • Focus on academics as you study with professors at the top of their fields.
  • Become familiar with the different teaching and learning styles at an Ivy League institution.
  • Dramatically improve your English writing and speaking skills.
  • Earn academic credits that generally can be applied toward an undergraduate degree at Cornell or another university.
  • Have the opportunity to request recommendation letters from Cornell professors when you apply to college.
  • Interact and build friendships with students from around the world.
  • Learn more about American universities and how to choose and apply to good schools.