First Things First

Before you do anything, download and fill out the Off-Campus Study Student Interest Form. This form will get you started thinking about many of the questions you'll be asked when you decide to move forward with off-campus study. After you've completed the form, make an appointment with the Office of International & Off-Campus Studies and make sure to bring your form to your appointment!

Getting approved

If you plan to study through an affiliated course, you must first apply for approval from Cornell for either a semester-long or exchange program (forms below). The final deadline for Cornell affiliated program applications is the first Monday in December of the year prior to the program start date.

Cornell Affiliated Programs Petition

This form is for all students intending to enroll in a semester-long Cornell affiliated program. You may find an official list of affiliated domestic and international programs in the academic catalogue. 

Exchange Programs Petition

This form is to be used exclusively for students interested in the following programs: Lake Forest Paris program (France), Ewha Women's University (Korea), Sookmyung Women's University (Korea), Sejong University (Korea) and the Exchange Program in Northern Ireland.

Before you leave

The Office of International and Off-Campus Studies requires a release and emergency contact information form for all students studying off-campus. Due dates for this form are typically provided by either the faculty member in charge of the course or the Program Coordinator in the Office of International and Off-Campus Studies. Please note that failure to turn in this information may result in removal of the program and/or the inability of Cornell College's off-campus insurance policy to provide coverage for the student. 

Student Waiver/Emergency Contact Form (Cornell Courses)

This form is required by all students studying off-campus on a Cornell College course.

Student Waiver (Non-Cornell Programs)

This form is required by all students studying off-campus on any program that is not a Cornell College course. This includes all exchange, affiliated and non-affiliated program participants.

Other forms

Petition for Transfer of Credit

Many students will need to submit Petitions for Transfer of Credit for their off-campus study programs. When petitioning for credit, one form must be completed for the department issuing credit for each credit a student wishes to bring back to Cornell.