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Register now for online Summer College classes

  • Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Cornell University Summer College will be held entirely online.
  • All regular Cornell Summer College online courses will proceed as scheduled. More will be added to the roster throughout the spring.
  • On-campus programs through August 16 are cancelled. We are working to convert many of these on-campus programs into online offerings. Please check your program page frequently for updates.

For more information, see Cornell Summer College & the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Summer College for high school students

Challenge yourself with a real college experience. Spend 2 to 6 weeks living on campus, taking fascinating classes with Cornell faculty, earning credits, and prepping for college admissions.

What is Summer College?

Top 3 reasons to enroll in precollege studies at Cornell

Student experiences

"A life-changing experience. Cornell fostered my curiosity and helped me grow so much. The class was immersive, fun, and eye opening. My professors were wonderful. I gained an advantage in the college admissions process, as I now know what I’m looking for in a school. I’m addition, I feel less anxious about college life."
"Fantastic... Your professors, your classmates, your dorm neighbors are all there to help you really learn about your class, to help you learn from one another, but most of all, to help you learn about yourself. It’s a phenomenal experience, and definitely one I will remember always. If you are given the chance, do it."