Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Educational opportunities

At SCE, we offer the outstanding educational opportunities for which Cornell is known, 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; education vacations and youth programs. And if we don't have what you're looking for, we'll help you design it.

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Who we serve

We offer day and residential programs for youth from around the world.
Our precollege programs are designed for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Undergraduate and graduate students from Cornell and institutions worldwide are invited to take Cornell courses through SCE.
Our professional studies programs serve people working in business, industry, government, and the professions.
We provide a broad range of programs for anyone passionate about learning, including Cornell alumni, parents, and friends.
Cornell faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of university courses by enrolling through SCE.
"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 students. Read about our mission and outreach.

Diversity & Inclusion

We're dedicated to pursuing a welcoming and inclusive environment, a diverse student body, and an open learning environment that's free from bigotry.

International Initiatives

We offer study abroad options for students of all ages as well as educational programs and support services for international students who come to campus.


Not sure which program is right for you? Contact us! The SCE staff is available to provide advising to students registered in SCE courses.