Earn real college credit with top Cornell faculty
Choose a two-, three-, or six-week program, where you'll earn transferrable credits from Cornell University in subjects such as architecture, business, engineering, human rights, science, and veterinary medicine. Courses are taught by Cornell faculty, giving you an unrivaled learning experience with some of the university's best professors.
Live, study, and play on campus
Experience the excitement of college life at a great Ivy League university. Stay in a residence hall with classmates, eat meals in the campus dining centers, and spend free time playing outdoors, making friends, and attending free concerts and events. Our residential staff provides supervision and round-the-clock support.
Get one-on-one help preparing for college admissions
Attend a college fair featuring more than 45 colleges and universities, get insider tips during college admissions workshops, and receive one-on-one counseling about your essays, application materials, and how to make the best impression on a college admissions committee.
Make friends from all over the world
Summer College students come from 56 countries and nearly every U.S. state to study at our world-renowned university, so you'll have a chance to learn about the lives of high school students around the globe. We have cultural events and a special office to support international students as they adjust to life in the U.S.
Learn to succeed in a college environment
You'll be on a fast-paced schedule, learning 15 weeks of coursework in a three- or six-week period as you study in a real college environment. We're here to help as you learn to juggle life in and out of the classroom—and as you discover that some of the greatest benefits of a summer at Cornell are the things you'll learn about yourself.