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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Winter Session 2019 will run from December 26, 2018 to January 19, 2019, with three-week on-campus classes beginning on January 2, 2019. We will update the Winter Session site in September. If you would like to receive an e-mail notice when this happens, please join our e-mail list. In the meantime, you may want to browse through the site to get an idea of what we offer.

Enrollment and registration

Senior citizens

Are you at least sixty years old and someone who loves to learn for learning's sake? If so, and you aren't interested in earning college credit, the Seniors Program could be just the thing for you.

You may register for most on-campus courses offered during the three-week Winter Session (see note below). No transcript, grade record, or proof of your attendance in the class is kept.

To register, complete the following steps:

Step 1: Download and complete the Seniors Program registration form or contact us so that we can send you one.

Step 2: Obtain the instructor's permission to attend the class and get his or her signature on the registration form.

Step 3: Bring the completed registration form to B20 Day Hall to be processed.

Step 4: Pay the registration fee of $141 per credit. It will be refunded only if you're not allowed to stay in the class due to space limitations (students registering for credit have priority).

If you'd like to change your registration from the Seniors Program to that of credit registration, you may do so with the instructor's permission. You must then reregister through the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions and pay the regular tuition charge of $1,410 per credit minus the amount already paid.

Note: You may not register in any special programs or in participatory courses in areas such as photography, art, computer science, most languages, and laboratory science.