One Course Summer Institute

June 13–29, 2018

Apply to take part in a two and a half week course (worth three college credit hours!) at Cornell College for high school juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. Attending the One Course Summer Institute makes you eligible for a $4,000 scholarship if you enroll as a full-time student at Cornell.

Are you a talented or motivated high school sophomore, junior, or senior who wants to get a jump-start on earning some college credits? Cornell's One Course Summer Institute is designed for you. Apply for one of four hands-on courses. You'll learn alongside peers from across the country and discover what professors expect of college-level work—all while experiencing One Course At  A Time firsthand.

Student works in the lab.

Life on the Hilltop

Your course will mirror Cornell's distinctive One Course At A Time schedule, allowing you to experience our shared campus rhythm.

  • 8–9 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9–11 a.m. Class
  • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch & study time
  • 1–3 p.m. Class
  • 3–6 p.m. Recreation & study time
  • 6–7 p.m. Dinner
  • 7–9 p.m. Group social activities on and 0ff-campus as well as additional study time

Beyond the classroom

Immerse yourself in academic, social, cultural, and recreational activities. You'll get plenty of time to study in the afternoon and evenings as well as time for research. You will also have these additional college prep opportunities:

  • Resource training with Cole Library staff
  • Tips for college life
  • Resume building from the Berry Career Institute staff
  • Listen to presentations given by Cornell Summer Research Institute students and faculty (with plenty of time to meet and talk with them)
  • Community building activities
  • Weekend group excursions
Hilltop dining

Hilltop dining

All meals will be prepared and served by Bon Appétit, our award-winning food service provider that focuses on fresh, nutritious ingredients, and a made-from-scratch approach. If you plan to commute, you can dine on campus too and simply pay for the meals you attend. 

Student studies in her residence hall room.

Dows Hall

You will stay in Dows Hall, which has secure key-card access. (If you live nearby, you can also commute instead of staying on campus.) Resident advisors are located on each floor to provide additional support and mentoring.