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Cornell invites you to continue your education, further your career, or simply have fun learning something new through part-time study.

Extramural Study is part-time study for:

  • Area residents and retirees
  • Undergraduate and graduate students
  • Cornell employees
  • Corporate learners
  • High school students
  • Executives and professionals
  • International students
  • Anyone else seeking professional or personal advancement

Cornell degree candidates are not eligible to participate.

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Getting started

You can take almost any course at Cornell! Here's how to get started.

What do you want to learn?

Choose from thousands of regular university courses taught by Cornell faculty.

Yes, YOU can study at Cornell

Find out who's eligible, from teens to undergrads, execs, alums, and retirees.

Visitors Program

Don't need credits? Consider the Visitors Program at a substantial discount . . .

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What our students say

"I was able to juggle the class, my family life, and my work while ending up with an A- (I needed to get a B in order to enter a master's program). Because Cornell is good at challenging its students, I learned a great deal, and since the class I took is directly related to my job, my job skills have been enhanced."

Tom Jordan
Cornell employee
about Extramural Study