One Course Summer Institute

June 26-July 13, 2022

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

If you are a rising junior or senior by June 2022 or a 2022 high school graduate at the time the summer program starts, you are eligible. Cornell's One Course Summer Institute is designed for you. 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.

What's it like? Here's a video with student and faculty perspectives from last year's institute:

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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. A sample schedule will be:

  • 7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9–11 a.m. Class
  • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch & study time
  • 1–3 p.m. Class
  • 3–5:30 p.m. Recreation & study time
  • 5:30–6:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 7–9 p.m. Group social activities on and 0ff-campus, as well as additional study time

COVID-19 precautions

Students attending the institute will be expected to follow the same protocols as the rest of our campus community. Those protocols change regularly in response to the pandemic and can be found on our COVID-19 response microsite. We highly encourage students who are able to be vaccinated to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations before attending the institute. 

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. Additional college prep workshops will be available. 

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. Bon Appétit offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals, and can also accommodate food allergies. 

If you plan on commuting, you can dine on campus too, and simply pay for the meals you eat. 

Student studies in her residence hall room.

Live on campus

You will stay in one of our hilltop residence halls with secure key-card access. (If you live nearby, you can also commute instead of staying on campus.) Institute counselors are located on each floor to provide additional support and mentoring.

If you're ready to learn One Course At A Time we look forward to welcoming you to the Hilltop this summer.