Admissions decisions for online courses in the Cornell University Precollege Summer Program 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.

Before you begin

  • Before submitting your application, please review the web page for your class to make sure your class is not marked full.
  • We can only review complete applications. This means you must submit your online application and all required documents listed below before the deadline.
  • The application deadline is May 5, 2024.

Course selections

  • Students in a three-week summer session may select one three-week course.
  • Students in the six-week summer session may select one or two six-week courses that total no more than 8 credits.
  • You may combine online courses from different sessions. Read about combining courses.

International students

Please review the English language proficiency requirements for international applicants.

To apply

1. Create an account

Create an account to start your application.

Please create only one account; if you need to change or add classes after you have submitted your application, contact us.

2. Complete your application form

Log in to fill out the online application form. You can save your progress and come back to finish later.

3. Upload documents

Upload PDF copies of the following documents in the online application system, in English, with any social security and account numbers removed or blacked out:

  • Complete high school transcript (unofficial copy on school letterhead with your name on it)
  • Your most current grade report (unofficial copy on school letterhead with your name on it)
  • An application statement (no more than 250 words) about your interest in the course(s) (both first and second choices) you selected. Why did you select them? What do you hope to gain from them? Tell us about any personal, work, or volunteer experience you’ve had related to them.
  • Test scores for international students

Note: If, after completing your online application, you need to send us additional documents, please do so by creating a NextGen account and using that to upload materials. (We do not accept documents via email or fax.)

If a third party (such as your principal, guidance counselor, or teacher) needs to send us documents, please ask them to contact us for instructions.

4. Pay your application fee

A non-refundable fee must be paid in our secure online system when you submit your application.

  • $75 for all applicants

What happens next?

Once we receive your complete application, you and your custodial parent or guardian will receive an email with instructions for logging into our Student Services system, where you can find your admission decision.

Admissions decisions are usually made within one or two business days of receiving your complete application.