Precollege updates

Winter Session applications are now closed.
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Precollege admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, which means that we will review and act on complete applications and enrollment requests as they are received. Because this application process requires a number of steps (outlined below) and many of our courses fill before the deadline, we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Review application deadlines

Please contact the Cornell University Precollege Studies associate director, Janna Dawn (, if you have any questions about this process.

1. Select your course

Review the instructions for selecting courses.

If you haven’t done so already, find your course and note your course number and title, which you will need to complete Step 2.

Be sure you meet any prerequisites listed for your course. And, unless you have chosen an asynchronous course (which you attend on your own schedule), check that you are available to participate in class during the times specified on the roster. (All class times are listed in Eastern Time.)

2. Request approval to enroll

Winter Session enrollment requests are no longer being accepted.

3. Submit Parental Permission form

After you have been admitted, submit the electronic Parental Permission and Acknowledgment for Minor Students Form:

  • Click on the link above to open the form and submit your parent/guardian’s name and email address. The "parent/guardian" email address must be different than your own email address.
  • Complete only the "Student" section of the form.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the form (past the "Parent/Guardian" section) and click “Next.” This will send an email to your parent/guardian asking them to complete the required fields in the "Parent/Guardian" section.
  • After your parent/guardian completes and submits their part of the form, you'll receive a confirmation email.

4. If approved, register and enroll

If you're granted permission to enroll, go to the page for Visiting Students/General Registrants and follow the registration steps there.

You will receive an enrollment code from the Precollege Studies director to complete the online registration.

Contact us if you have any questions.