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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Winter Session 2020 will run from December 26, 2019 to January 18, 2020, with three-week on-campus classes beginning on January 2, 2020. We will update the Winter Session site in September. If you would like to receive an email when this happens, please join our email list. In the meantime, you may want to browse through the site to get an idea of what we offer.

Project-Based Learning in Baton Rouge

January 7–11, 2019

Apply and enroll


Permission of the instructor is required. For more information and to apply, contact Bryan Duff.


Once you are accepted into the course, you must submit a completed course enrollment form and domestic travel release with a check for the nonrefundable program fee of $500 by Monday, November 19, 2018, to the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, B20 Day Hall.

You will enroll in the two-credit course EDUC 2010 (Project-Based Learning in Baton Rouge).


For the two-credit off-campus course in January 2019, the tuition is $2,920 ($1,460/credit).

Funds from Cornell Commitment, OADI, and the Off-Campus Opportunity Fund cannot be used for tuition, however, you may be eligible for a scholarship from the Learning Strategies Center (607.255.6310).

Financial aid (in the form of loans) is available, but this is separate from any aid you might receive during fall and spring semesters. Therefore, you have to apply for aid.

The School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions offers two $350 scholarships to eligible students to help offset tuition and program fees. For more information and to apply, please contact Applications must be received by November 16, 2018.

Deadline for tuition is November 30, 2018.

Program fee

A non-refundable program fee of $500 covers six nights of lodging, meals, and transportation in Baton Rouge (not airfare).

The Off-Campus Opportunity Fund can be used to cover program fees. This site will give you one-stop access to several grant programs. Decisions are made on a rolling basis, with a final application deadline of October 10, 2018.

If you need any information about the course in order to complete the Off-Campus Opportunity Fund application, please contact instructor Bryan Duff

Deadline for the non-refundable program fee: November 19, 2018.

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.