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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.

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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 . . .


Registration start dates

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What our students say

"In an institution that is concerned primarily with education, providing the opportunity for staff members to take advantage of educational resources not only improves the lives of the staff members, but can also improve the quality of education the students receive."

Zachary Patton
Cornell employee
about Extramural Study