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, Fall, and/or Winter Session.

You can choose from hundreds 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.

For fall 2020, you'll have the choice of synchronous and asynchronous classes (see how to select your course).

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.