Earn real college credit with top Cornell faculty

Cornell University's award-winning precollege summer programs offer motivated high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to

  • Live, study, and play on the beautiful Cornell campus for three or six weeks
  • Get a head start on college by earning three to six credits
  • Take fascinating college courses with leading Cornell faculty members
  • Explore careers and majors from architecture to veterinary medicine
  • Prep for college applications with a college fair and one-in-one admissions counseling
  • Make friends from more than 56 countries around the world

Students may choose from programs in areas such as architecture, art, design, and fashion; business, economics, and hospitality; college success; engineering; debate, literature, and songwriting; English for speakers of other languages; government, history, and international relations; psychology, public health, research, and science; social change and sustainability; and veterinary medicine and animal science. Students also have the option of creating their own six-week program.

Cornell's summer precollege programs are a wonderful opportunity for high school students to experience the excitement of college life at a great Ivy League university. At the end of the program, students often say it's been the best summer of their lives.

For more information or to apply online, visit Cornell Precollege Studies.

Or, you may contact director Jim Schechter, B20 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853; 607.255.6203; summer_college@cornell.edu.

Program status

ClassStatus
Explorers: Astronomy: Journey to Far Away Places - Week 1Open. Register now
Big Reds: Outdoor Adventures - Week 1Open. Register now
Teens: Traditional CAU - Week 1Open. Register now
Teens: Outdoor Adventures - Week 1Open. Register now
Teens: Astrobiology: The Search for Life Beyond Earth - Week 1Open. Register now
Teens: Polymers, Polymers, Polymers, Oh My! - Week 1Open. Register now
Teens: Cryptography - Week 1Open. Register now
Teens: Coding in Java - Week 1Open. Register now
Teens: Broadcast Journalism & Production - Week 1Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Sailing - Week 1Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Outdoor Adventures - Week 1Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Oceanography: A Wave of Learning - Week 1Open. Register now
Teens: Working with Clay - Week 1Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Digital Photography: From Camera to Composition - Week 1Open. Register now
Big Reds: Sustainable Agriculture: Farm to Market - Week 1Open. Register now
Rainforest Exploration - Week 1Open. Register now
Big Reds: Myths & Legends - Week 1Open. Register now
Teens: Sailing - Week 1Open. Register now
Teens: Bioengineering - Week 1Open. Register now
Teens: Veterinary Science: Field, Farm & Clinic - Week 1Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Inventors' Workshop - Week 1Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Creative Drama: Act Out! - Week 1Open. Register now
Big Reds: Sailing - Week 1Open. Register now
Big Reds: Robotics - Week 1Open. Register now
Big Reds: Cirque de CAU - Week 1Open. Register now
Explorers: It Comes from Planet Earth - Week 2Open. Register now
Teens: Traditional CAU - Week 2Open. Register now
Teens: Astrobiology: The Search for Life Beyond Earth - Week 2Open. Register now
Teens: Polymers, Polymers, Polymers, Oh My! - Week 2Open. Register now
Teens: Cryptography - Week 2Open. Register now
Teens: Coding in Java - Week 2Open. Register now
Teens: Broadcast Journalism & Production - Week 2Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Sailing - Week 2Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Outdoor Adventures - Week 2Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Oceanography: A Wave of Learning - Week 2Open. Register now
Teens: Working with Clay - Week 2Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Digital Photography: From Camera to Composition - Week 2Open. Register now
Big Reds: Sustainable Agriculture: Farm to Market - Week 2Open. Register now
Big Reds: Myths & Legends - Week 2Open. Register now
Teens: Sailing - Week 2Open. Register now
Teens: Bioengineering - Week 2Open. Register now
Teens: Veterinary Science: Field, Farm & Clinic - Week 2Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Inventor's Workshop - Week 2Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Creative Drama: Act Out! - Week 2Open. Register now
Big Reds: Sailing - Week 2Open. Register now
Big Reds: Robotics - Week 2Open. Register now
Big Reds: Cirque de CAU - Week 2Open. Register now
Tykes: Around the World in Five Days - Week 2Open. Register now
Big Reds: Outdoor Adventures - Week 2Open. Register now
Teens: Outdoor Adventures - Week 2Open. Register now
Big Reds: Outdoor Adventures - Week 3Open. Register now
Big Reds: Cirque de CAU - Week 3Open. Register now
Big Reds: Robotics - Week 3Open. Register now
Big Reds: Sailing - Week 3Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Creative Drama: Act Out! - Week 3Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Inventor's Workshop - Week 3Open. Register now
Teens: Veterinary Science: Field, Farm & Clinic - Week 3Open. Register now
Teens: Bioengineering - Week 3Open. Register now
Tykes: Rainforest Exploration - Week 3Open. Register now
Explorers: Astronomy: Journey to Far Away Places Explorers - Week 3Open. Register now
Big Reds: Myths & Legends - Week 3Open. Register now
Big Reds: Sustainable Agriculture: Farm to Market - Week 3Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Digital Photography: From Camera to Composition - Week 3Open. Register now
Teens: Sailing - Week 3Open. Register now
Teens: Working with Clay - Week 3Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Oceanography: A Wave of Learning - Week 3Open. Register now
Teens: College Prep: Study Skills & PSAT Techniques - Week 3Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Outdoor Adventures - Week 3Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Sailing - Week 3Open. Register now
Teens: Broadcast Journalism & Production - Week 3Open. Register now
Teens: Coding in Java - Week 3Open. Register now
Teens: Cryptography - Week 3Open. Register now
Teens: Polymers, Polymers, Polymers, Oh My! - Week 3Open. Register now
Teens: Astrobiology: The Search for Life Beyond Earth - Week 3Open. Register now
Teens: Outdoor Adventures - Week 3Open. Register now
Teens: Traditional CAU - Week 3Open. Register now
Big Reds: Outdoor Adventures - Week 4Open. Register now
Teens: Traditional CAU - Week 4Open. Register now
Big Reds: Cirque de CAU - Week 4Open. Register now
Big Reds: Robotics - Week 4Open. Register now
Big Reds: Sailing - Week 4Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Creative Drama: Act Out! - Week 4Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Inventor's Workshop - Week 4Open. Register now
Teens: Veterinary Science: Field, Farm & Clinic - Week 4Open. Register now
Teens: Bioengineering - Week 4Open. Register now
Explorers: It Comes from Planet Earth - Week 4Open. Register now
Big Reds: Myths & Legends - Week 4Open. Register now
Big Reds: Sustainable Agriculture: Farm to Market - Week 4Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Digital Photography: From Camera to Composition - Week 4Open. Register now
Teens: Sailing - Week 4Open. Register now
Teens: College Prep: Study Skills & PSAT Techniques - Week 4Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Oceanography: A Wave of Learning - Week 4Open. Register now
Teens: Working with Clay - Week 4Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Outdoor Adventures - Week 4Open. Register now
Junior Cornellians: Sailing - Week 4Open. Register now
Teens: Broadcast Journalism & Production - Week 4Open. Register now
Teens: Coding in Java - Week 4Open. Register now
Teens: Cryptography - Week 4Open. Register now
Teens: Polymers, Polymers, Polymers, Oh My! - Week 4Open. Register now
Teens: Astrobiology: The Search for Life Beyond Earth - Week 4Open. Register now
Teens: Outdoor Adventures - Week 4Open. Register now
Tykes: Around the World in Five Days - Week 4Open. Register now