Upcoming programs

  • Winter Session 2020 online-course rosters will be available in late-September.
  • Summer College 2020 course rosters will be available in December.

Get a head start on college by earning credits online

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

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. You'll complete your assignments within a scheduled time frame, but some courses may offer you the option of getting a head start on your classwork. Generally, you'll interact with the instructor and other students via email, discussion boards, interactive chat rooms, video conferences, and/or phone.

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.