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

As a student in this highly regarded Ivy League program, you'll have the chance to

  • Immerse yourself in fascinating Cornell University courses
  • Work closely with leading Cornell faculty members
  • Get a head start on college by earning 3 to 8 credits and a Cornell transcript
  • Improve your college study skills during rigorous, well-designed classes
  • Prepare for college applications with one-on-one admissions counseling
  • Connect with a diverse group of motivated high school students from around the world

It's a great chance to experience college academics, explore potential majors, and plan for your future, all without leaving home.

During the summer, you can select from more than 100 regular undergraduate Cornell courses in Arts and Architecture, Business and Hospitality, Engineering, Health and Humanities, International Relations, Science and Technology, Social Change, Veterinary Medicine, and more. Online courses are also offered during the winter, spring, and fall.

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.

For Summer 2023

You'll be able to choose from three- and six-week sessions offered between May 30 and August 1 (see the calendar). You'll be on a fast-paced schedule, learning 15 weeks of coursework in a condensed period as you study in a real college environment. Applications will open in late January 2023. Join our email list to receive updates.

View online courses

Courses will be added throughout the year. Check back frequently.