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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Urban Semester Summer Program in New York City

May 30-July 28, 2017

Apply and enroll


Online application instructions and forms for the Human Ecology Urban Semester Summer Progam are available on the Cornell Human Ecology Urban Semester Program website.

Applicants will be interviewed by Dr. Sam Beck, director of the Urban Semester Program, in February. Acceptance in each course requires Dr. Beck's approval.


The total program charge is $5,440. To enroll in the program, accepted students must complete the enrollment form and bring it, with a $500 nonrefundable deposit (check on U.S. bank or money order), to B20 Day Hall. Final tuition payment of $4,940 is due May 5, 2017.

Housing and meals are not included in the program charge, and you are responsible for finding your own housing. A variety of housing options are available.

For more information, contact the Human Ecology Career Development Center, 162 MVR Hall, telephone 607.255.1846, e-mail, or contact the New York City Urban Semester Program Office at 212.746.2273.


Iscol Scholarships are available to qualified Cornell students. For more information, visit the Iscol Family Program page on the College of Human Ecology's website.

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 and complete the petition form and submit it to B20 Day Hall. The form will be reviewed by committee, and you will be notified if your appeal is approved.