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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

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What our students say

"My professors were extremely knowledgeable, not only about the specific class subject, but related and tangential subjects as well. The environment seemed to be more geared toward learning in general as opposed to a strict teaching of the course material, which greatly enriched the classes."

Samuel W. Tannert
undergraduate student
about Extramural Study