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Welcome!

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.

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 . . .


Registration start dates

Enroll now!

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What our students say

"Taking classes as an extramural student gave me an invaluable opportunity to continue my studies and explore future career options at no cost. This is possibly the most exciting part of the Cornell benefits package."

Danya Glabau
Cornell employee
about Extramural Study