For which program would you like to register?

Fall program

Dates: September 11–December 4 (no class on October 9 due to Fall Break)
Program fee: $615
Register by: September 8, 2023
For late registration, contact us.


Spring program

January–May TBA
Program fee: $TBA
Register by: TBA
Cancellations by: January 22, 2023

Who's eligible?

EISS is open to anyone

  • Eighteen years of age or older
  • Who has a basic knowledge of English and
  • Who has graduated from secondary school or its equivalent

Payments and refunds

Paying by credit card

Use an internationally accepted MasterCard or Visa with a credit limit that is equal to or greater than the total program charge.

Before using your card, notify your credit card company that you will be making an overseas payment to Cornell University. This may help prevent your card from being declined.

Cornell faculty and staff payments

If your department is paying for your course

  • Have your department head sign and print her or his name on the invoice you receive
  • Indicate the Cornell account number to be charged
  • Return the invoice to our office in B20 Day Hall
  • Send the invoice to the Special Programs office at with the subject: Invoice for the English for International Students & Scholars: Spring/Fall Program


Refunds of the entire program fee (minus a $50 administrative fee) will be made for cancellations received no later than the day before the first day of the program. No refunds will be given after that date.