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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

High school students

Summer College Programs for High School Students

The award-winning Summer College Programs for High School Students offer talented high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to study at Cornell for two, three, or six weeks, earn an average of three to six college credits, take college courses with leading Cornell faculty members, explore careers and majors, attend admissions workshops, and much more.

The programs are a wonderful opportunity for high school students to experience college life, make some great friends, and prepare for the future. At the end of the program, students often say it's been the best summer of their life.

Can't come to Cornell? Take a course online!

If you're a high school student interested in taking an online course in the summer, please read the online courses page on the Cornell University Summer College website.

Area high school students

If you want to earn college credits before starting college, take a couple of Cornell courses. Register through Precollege Studies, Summer Session, Winter Session, part-time study, or online learning.

Free summer events

The School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions invites you to continue your education in one of the most enjoyable ways possible—by attending our free summer events series! We offer concerts and lectures at no charge to encourage you to take a chance and learn something new or listen to music you may never have heard, all while visiting our gorgeous campus.

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