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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018

College Scholar Program


In the College of Arts and Sciences .

Course Offerings  

The College Scholar Program is meant to serve students whose interests and talents would benefit from a little more academic freedom than other students have, who demonstrate exceptional promise, and who show the maturity to plan and carry out, with the help of their advisor, a well-designed individualized program of study. Some College Scholars pursue diverse courses in a variety of disciplines that relate to a core research interest; others pursue great depth within a single discipline on a particular aspect of the field. Up to 40 students in each class are accepted into the program.

College Scholars must complete 120 credits of course work (100 in the college), 34 courses, the College’s First-Year Writing Seminar requirement, the university’s physical education requirement, and, unless they receive permission from the program to accelerate, eight full terms of undergraduate study: they are not required to fulfill the other usual college requirements for the degree. All College Scholars must complete a year-long senior honors thesis or a semester-long senior project.

Applications to the College Scholar Program are due early in the first semester of the sophomore year. Application materials and deadlines are available on the program’s website: http://as.cornell.edu/college_scholar.