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Educational opportunities

At SCE, we offer the outstanding educational opportunities for which Cornell is known, to students of all ages, in as many subject areas and formats as possible, year-round.

Join us for credit and non-credit courses; full semester classes and one-day executive seminars; on-campus, off-campus, and online courses; and precollege programs. And if we don't have what you're looking for, we'll help you design it.

Mission & outreach

Administrative staff

Cornell SCE is pleased to announce that Mary Loeffelholz has been named dean of the School of Continuing Education, effective March 1, 2023. A professor of English at Northeastern University and former dean of Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies, Loeffelholz will also hold a position as professor in the Department of Literatures in English in Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences.

"I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study."

A history of accessible education

We work hard to live up to Ezra Cornell's vision, and we proudly extend it to include "at any time, in any place."

SCE traces its roots to 1876, when Cornell offered classes to help school teachers further their education over the summer. Since then, we have offered programs at times and in places and ways that best meet the needs of our diverse student body.

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