Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Apr 18, 2024  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [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

Catherine Penner, director, Cornell’s Adult University

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

David Pelletier, director, Cornell in Washington Program

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

Eric Lavin, registrar

Lisa Schutt, assistant registrar

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 such programs 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.


In addition to the academic counseling and advising available to Cornell undergraduates through the colleges and schools, SCE staff members provide counseling and/or advising to students registered in summer and winter courses. Students who would benefit from counseling or advising may contact the SCE office directly or may be referred by faculty or other University personnel.

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.


Most on-campus Summer and Winter Session classes, CAU summer programs, and professional study programs are held in Cornell’s state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities.

The School’s Cornell in Washington program is housed in the Cornell University Wolpe Center, centrally located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood 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.