One Course Summer Institute

June 14-30, 2017

A 17 day intensive academic program at Cornell College for High School juniors and seniors.

Immerse yourself in your studies with an intensive and involved summer program where you will:

Pick one course. Spend your days studying your subject, get to know your professor and classmates. Talk. Listen. Debate. Do hands-on research and labs. Finish with a strong understanding of your subject and have at least one story ready to tell on your college applications. 

2017 One Course Summer Institute

Typical daily schedule

  • 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Class
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch & study time
  • 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Class
  • 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Recreation & study time
  • 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Dinner
  • 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Group activities on campus

Beyond the class

Afternoon and evening activities will include study time, research and resource training with Cole Library staff, tips for college life and resume building from Berry Career Institute staff, faculty TED (nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short talks) style talks about their research and passions, and community building activities. Weekends will include group activities and excursions.

Welcome to the Hilltop

All meals will be served at the Hilltop Café in Thomas Commons. Residential students will be housed in Tarr Hall, one of four renovated first-year residence halls with secured key-card access for program residents only, and resident advisors for this program group on each floor. Commuter students will dine in the Hilltop Café as part of their program, but will need to pay standard rates for breakfast or dinner if they elect to take those meals on campus. 

Costs & Registration

Residential cost:$3,000
Commuter cost: $2,500
Earned credit: 3 credit hours (3/4 Cornell credit)

Register online or call RuthAnn Scheer at 319.895.4324 to select your summer course. Classes are capped at 12 students and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. A $500 deposit is required upon registration with the balance due prior to arrival. 

We're excited to have you join our college community this summer!