Get a head start on college by earning credits from Cornell online

As a high school student, you may request approval to take online Cornell courses during our Summer and/or Winter terms.

You can choose from dozens of regular university courses, work with a Cornell faculty member, study alongside undergraduate students, and improve your college study skills. It's a great chance to earn college credits without leaving home.

Most online courses are delivered via the web-based learning system Canvas. Generally, you'll interact with the instructor and other students via email, discussion boards, interactive chat rooms, video conferences, and/or phone.

Some classes are offered synchronously (live and on a predetermined schedule) while others are asynchronous (pre-recorded and on your own schedule). Learn more about synchronous and asynchronous instruction modes.

The grades and credits you earn will be recorded on an official Cornell transcript and are generally transferable toward a degree at Cornell or elsewhere.

View Winter Session course options

Winter courses will be added throughout the fall. Check back frequently.