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First things first

Pay program charge

The total program charge is due in our office within 5 business days from the date of your acceptance letter. If you are admitted within a week before or at the application deadline, full payment is due the day of your acceptance. Students are NOT enrolled in their classes or assigned housing until the total program charge is paid in full.

See payment methods

Activate NetID and Cornell e-mail address
(as soon as you receive your NetID)

Read Activating your NetID for how you'll receive your NetID.

Instructions on how to activate your NetID will be sent to you via e-mail from Cornell Information Technologies (CIT) starting mid-March and approximately a week to ten business days after your program charge is fully paid. Be sure to follow the steps included in the message.

Your Cornell NetID is your key to secure online services at Cornell. You are expected to activate your NetID and Cornell e-mail account immediately upon receipt.

Your NetID must be activated before you can access and complete the Health History Form and submit the Code of Conduct and picture for your Cornell ID Card. (See below.)

Rent a refrigerator and/or extra fan (optional)

Here's the fine print on equipment rentals: Campus Life tries to ensure that the rental agency provides quality equipment and reliable service, but the university cannot be held responsible for contracts made by students.

Access form: Refrigerator and Fan Rentals.

We encourage you to submit your order before arriving on campus. Refrigerator and fan rentals are also available on Opening Day.

Familiarize yourself with bursar accounts

For your information, Cornell will create a "bursar account" for Summer College students who incur charges from Cornell departments such as Gannett Health Services, the libraries, and Cornell Information Technologies (CIT). If your student incurs these charges, s/he will receive a bursar bill. Bursar bills are ONLY sent electronically. Notifications of bursar charges are sent to the students' Cornell e-mail address. The e-mail will contain a link to the University Bursar's office through which you can obtain instructions about how to view and pay these charges through a Net.Pay account. Note: If full payment is not received by the due date, a late-payment penalty (finance charge) of 1.25 percent of the past-due amount will be assessed. Unpaid accounts are forwarded to Cornell's Collections Office ninety days after their due date. Call 607.255.2336 or e-mail uco-bursar@cornell.edu if you have questions regarding a bursar bill.

Review Cornell's Guide to Academic Integrity

Review The Essential Guide to Academic Integrity at Cornell and the complete policy with your student.

Forms to fill out

Note: If you wait until Opening Day to submit any required forms, you will be delayed during check-in.

Code of Conduct: To be completed by the student
Submit as soon as possible, and no later than May 29 (NetID required)

We have sent you an e-mail with instructions about how to use our online Student Services system, including where you can check the status of your forms.

Access form: Code of Conduct Form

Parental Permission and Acknowledgment Form: To be completed by the parent/guardian
Return as soon as possible, and no later than May 29

We have sent you an e-mail with instructions about how to use our online Student Services system, including where you can check the status of your forms.

Students cannot travel or participate in activities until this signed form is on file.

Please return this form in one of the three ways (mail, e-mail, or fax) listed at the top of the form.

You can access the Summer College and Cornell University Codes of Conduct and House Rules on the Community policies page.

Access form: Parental Permission and Acknowledgment Form

Cornell ID Card Request Form
Submit as soon as possible, and no later than May 29 (NetID required)

You are required to submit a photo online for your Student ID Card. Your ID card can be used as an electronic door key and to access a variety of facilities on campus, including, dining, laundry, fitness centers, and libraries.

Access form: Cornell ID Card Request Form

Health History and Immunization Compliance
Submit as soon as possible, and no later than May 8 (NetID required)

Completing this form requires a number of steps, so you should log in and review the instructions as soon as possible (after your program charge is fully paid and you've activated your NetID). This will give you the opportunity to plan the actions you must take to complete your form, submit it by the deadline, and avoid penalties and registration delays. You’ll need a copy of the student’s immunization record to complete this form.

Students cannot be treated by a health care professional, if necessary, unless the signed Health History Form is on file at Gannett.

Steps:

  1. Log in to the "Health History Form" link below and review instructions
  2. Obtain a copy of your immunization history
  3. Fill out form online, submit it, and print it
  4. Make sure to provide all required parent/guardian signatures on the printed form
  5. Attach copies of your official immunization records (such as school records) OR take the printed form to your health care provider for information and signature to complete and/or confirm immunizations.
  6. Mail signed form by May 8. Students who are accepted after the May 9th deadline have 10 days to complete the form to assure the form will be processed before any financial penalties or disruptions to your student status.
  7. Check your updated compliance status on your Student Services account.

    Access form: Health History Form

Health Information Form (optional)
Return as soon as possible, and no later than May 18

This form assists the senior Residential Staff and Faculty. Complete only if the conditions on the form apply to your student.

Access form: Health Information Form

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Form
Return as soon as possible, and no later than May 29

U.S. Citizens: You need to complete this form and purchase student health insurance only if, after reviewing the requirements on our SHIP information page and your own health insurance plan, you decide to enroll your student in the SHIP.

Non-U.S. Citizens: You are required to enroll in SHIP for the length of your program at Cornell. You do NOT need to complete the SHIP Enrollment Form.

Access form: SHIP Enrollment Form

Request for Disability Services and Accommodations Form (required for students requesting disability services)

If your son or daughter has a disability and will need disability services to participate fully in the Summer College Program, please submit a Request for Disability Services and Accommodations Form. If you have questions, please contact Student Disability Services at 607.254.4545 or sds_cu@cornell.edu.

This form must be completed in advance of starting classes. Note that it can take up to two weeks to evaluate and determine eligibility for disability accommodations. Some accommodations, such as specific housing or interpreters, require more advanced notice than others.

While you're here

Permission Form for Riding in a Private Car (optional)
See the form for due dates

If your student will be riding in a private car, you will need to submit this permission form.

This form may be submitted after your student arrives on campus and by 4:00 p.m. on the day of departure or by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday for the weekend. Permission forms are not accepted on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays.

Access form: Permission Form for Riding in a Private Car

Permission Form for Staying Overnight Off Campus (optional)
See the form for due dates

If your student will be staying overnight off campus, you will need to submit this permission form.

This form may be submitted after your student arrives on campus and by 4:00 p.m. on the day of departure or by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday for the weekend. Permission forms are not accepted on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays.

Access form: Permission Form for Staying Overnight Off Campus

Register your bike (optional) (NetID required)

If you bring a bike with you, you are required to register it as soon as you get to campus. The form requires the bike's serial number.

Other information you will need to provide on the form is the make, model, colors, and style of the bike. We also encourage you to include your first and last name, a phone number and e-mail address to contact you in case you need to identify your bike or there is a problem with it.