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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Cornell in Washington Summer Program

June 5-July 28, 2017


The Cornell in Washington Summer Program is an intensive, multifaceted experience designed to give participants a greater understanding of the workings of government and the processes by which public policy is developed.

Students enroll in one or more courses and spend most of each day in an internship or similar activity. Internships could be with congressional committee offices, executive branch agencies, interest groups, non-profit arts and research institutions, and professional firms and businesses.

Classes and program activities are held at the Cornell Wolpe Center (near Dupont Circle) in DC.

For up-to-the-minute information about the 2017 summer program, sign up for the Cornell in Washington mailing list.


The program is open to undergraduates at any college or university who have completed at least the freshman year.

Cornell students may also study in Washington, DC, during the fall and spring semesters through the Cornell in Washington program.

Program cost

Tuition for the 2017 Cornell in Washington Summer Program is $1,360 per credit. For information about activity fees and tuition due dates, please see the Summer Program page on the Cornell in Washington website.


To register for the program, please go to the application form on the Cornell in Washington website, select "Summer Program," and complete the electronic form.

To hold your seat in the summer program, submit your enrollment form and nonrefundable $500 deposit to the CIW office in 105 Morrill Hall. The nonrefundable deposit of $500 will be applied toward tuition.

Refund policy

To withdraw from this special program, you must notify the SCE registrar's office in writing. Your refund amount will be determined by the number of days from the start of the program that you withdraw.

Refund schedule (based on program start date):

  • Days 1–3: Withdrawal period with a 100 percent tuition refund
  • Days 4–5: Withdrawal period with a 50 percent tuition refund
  • Day 6: Withdrawal period with a 0 percent refund

If you want to appeal the refund schedule based on special circumstances, please download the petition form, complete it, and submit it to B20 Day Hall. The form will be reviewed by committee, and you will be notified if your appeal is approved.


For more information about this program, please visit the Summer Program page on the Cornell in Washington website.

Cornell in Washington

On Campus
105 Morrill Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850
607.255.9446 fax

In Washington
2148 O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
202.466.5038 fax