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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Academic support

Our program is fast-paced and rigorous, so it's important to keep up with your coursework. To help you, we offer workshops, tutors, and advising services.


Get into the swing of classes and polish your academic skills by visiting Balch Hall Sunday through Thursday nights for:

  • drop-in writing workshops, where you can get individualized help, including tips for writing an outstanding paper; and
  • math tutoring.

Don't be shy about using these services; the skills and shortcuts you learn will be very helpful as you do college work.


The Summer College staff is available for advising, so if you have any concerns about your courses, we encourage you to visit us right away at the Summer College Academic Advising Office in B20 Day Hall.

We are available:

  • Monday–Thursday 9:00 a.m.–noon, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Friday 9:00 a.m.–noon, 1:00–3:30 p.m.

At other times, please call 607.255.6203 for an appointment.

Take a professor or TA to lunch

While at Summer College, be sure to take advantage of our "Take a Prof or TA to Lunch" program. Get to know what makes your professors and teaching assistants tick—why they chose to teach and how they became interested in their fields.

To participate, first ask your instructor and/or TA when they are available to go to lunch with you and then pick up a lunch meal ticket from the Summer College office in B20 Day Hall.