Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    Sep 25, 2022  
Courses of Study 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Non-credit Academic Opportunities

In the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions .

Cornell’s Adult University: Education Vacations

Cornell’s Adult University (CAU) offers noncredit online courses as well as weeklong noncredit courses on campus in the summer for adults and families. During the fall, winter, and spring, CAU offers weekend seminars and longer domestic programs as well as international study tours. Developed and led by distinguished members of the Cornell faculty, all programs are inspired by the conviction that one of the roles of a great university is to provide a bridge between traditional formal education and informal, noncredit study. For information, visit, email, call (607) 255-6260, or write to Cornell’s Adult University, B20 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853.

Cornell’s Adult University: Youth and Teen Academic Camps

Cornell CAU offers online courses as well as four one-week summer camps for youth ages 4–15 between July and August. These academic programs held on campus give children and teens a taste of life at Cornell while enjoying the fun and friendships of a traditional camp. Youth and teens are supervised by caring, well-trained counselors as they enjoy a wide range of entertaining and educational courses, stimulating field trips, meals from Cornell’s top-ranked dining program, and opportunities to meet other campers from around the world. Residential and day camp options are available. For information, visit, email, call (607) 255-6260, or write to Cornell’s Adult University, B20 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853.

English for Non-native Speakers

English for International Students and Scholars (EISS) is offered during Summer and Winter Sessions as well as during the spring and fall semesters. The course is for visiting scholars and others seeking improvement in basic English-language skills, with special emphasis on proficiency in spoken English. For more information, visit, email, or call (607) 255-7259.

Executive and Professional Programs

Once you’re out in the work world, you may be interested in the short, high-level executive education programs that the School presents on campus, online, and in locations worldwide. These courses are taught by Cornell faculty and distinguished leaders in many fields and provide opportunities to hone skills, increase effectiveness, stay abreast of changes in the work world, and network with colleagues. Programs also can be designed to respond to the specific needs and interests of corporations, professional societies, and other groups. For information, visit, email, call (607) 255-7259, or write to Professional Studies, B20 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853.

Outreach Programs

The School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions (SCE) actively supports a number of programs and activities that serve our regional communities and beyond. Among these are programs that offer employees, retirees, and area residents an opportunity to study at Cornell at little or no cost; free summer events for area residents, visitors, and the campus community; the Cornell Prison Education Program; a free college fair; the Veterans Summer Bridge Program; and Cornell’s Adult University, which offers academic programs for youth and teens and free webinars for adults led by Cornell Faculty. For a complete list of the School’s outreach programs, visit, email, call (607) 255-4987, or write to SCE at B20 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853.