The Difference Between Cornell Precollege and Sustainable Summer at Cornell

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Cornell University is a highly regarded Ivy League institution located in Ithaca, New York (with additional campuses in New York City). Cornell offers exceptional undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields of study, including engineering, arts, sciences, business, law, and more. For high school students, Cornell’s Precollege Programs offers a unique opportunity for younger students to to engage in academic and social experiences on a college campus.

Cornell’s Precollege Programs offer high school students a chance to explore college life, gain academic experience, and meet new friends from diverse backgrounds. Students have the opportunity to take courses, live in a dormitory, eat in campus dining halls, and participate in extracurricular activities.

Sustainable Summer, an education nonprofit, offers a two-week summer intensive program on sustainability at Cornell for high school students. This program is similar to Cornell Precollege in all of the above regards. The primary difference is Sustainable Summer at Cornell is for students that want to learn about sustainability and related areas. All of the coursework and program activities are oriented towards sustainability education and the entire cohort participates in the experience together.

Cornell’s Precollege Program, on the other hand, offers a variety of courses to students, including architecture, business, engineering, humanities, social sciences, and more. Cornell precollege students can choose from one- to six-week courses, depending on their interests and availability.

To be considered for admission to either program, students must have a strong academic record, provide letters of recommendation, write a personal essay, and meet other admission requirements designed to ensure students are prepared for the experience of living and learning at Cornell.

Cornell’s Precollege Program and Sustainable Summer at Cornell are both excellent opportunities for high school students who want to get a head start on college, gain academic experience, and explore their interests in a supportive and diverse environment.