Courses of Study 2015-2016 
    Jun 21, 2024  
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information

In the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions .


Glenn C. Altschuler, dean

Charles W. Jermy, Jr., associate dean, and director, Cornell University Summer Session and Winter Session

Himani Mewar, assistant dean, administration

Mary E. Adie, director, Special Programs and Professional Studies

James A. Schechter, director, Cornell University Summer College for High School Students

Carol Fields Hagen, director of operations, Cornell in Washington Program

Robert M. Hutchens, director, Cornell in Washington Program

Lisa Schutt, assistant registrar

Catherine Penner, director, Cornell’s Adult University

The School

The School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions (SCE) provides outstanding educational opportunities throughout the year for people of all ages and interests. We present programs in a wide variety of formats on campus, online, and around the world.

The School has its roots in summer study at Cornell, which began in 1876, only eight years after the opening of the University. The Cornell University Summer Session, established in 1892, is one of the oldest programs of its type in the United States and continues today as one of the most highly regarded of its kind among peer institutions.

For information about our programs, visit, e-mail, call (607) 255-4987, or write to B20 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2801.

Advising Services

If you know someone who has been out of school for several years and who wants to resume his or her education, you may want to mention Cornell’s Continuing Education Information Service, which provides counseling, referral, and news about short courses, workshops, professional updates, and executive programs offered by the university. For information, e-mail, call (607) 255-4987, or write to Continuing Education, B20 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2801.


Although SCE helps students working toward degrees by registering them in Cornell courses, SCE does not itself grant degrees.


The School’s Cornell in Washington program is housed in the Cornell University Wolpe Center, located at 2148 O Street, NW, in Washington, DC.

Students, faculty in residence, and academic tutors reside in the twenty-seven apartments on the upper three floors of the building. The program’s classrooms, administrative offices, computer lab and social spaces are located on the first floor. The Center is centrally located in the lively Dupont Circle neighborhood.