SUBJ: Find out everything One Course At A Time can do for you

Dear {#First Name#}:

As you probably know, Cornell College is a small, private liberal arts college in Mount Vernon, Iowa. But did you know that we offer a distinctive and effective One Course At A Time curriculum?

On a college semester calendar, students typically juggle four to five courses. Oftentimes, they favor one or two courses over the others when prioritizing the demands on their time. Imagine a college where students (and faculty) focus on one class at a time. Our curriculum, One Course At A Time, allows Cornell students to study each subject in depth. Each class receives their full attention and best effort. Our professors incorporate field trips, extended field study, and unique research opportunities into a typical day at Cornell, without having to worry about interrupting their student’s class schedules. Our students love One Course At A Time for its focus and flexibility.

Here is how it works:

  • Students take one class for 3.5 weeks. This is called a block. Classes typically meet from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • There are eight blocks offered a year.
  • Each block is one credit (4 credit hours) with 31 credits required to graduate.
  • Students may take advantage of independent research, internships, and study abroad opportunities during a block or during multiple blocks.
  • Professors only teach one class at a time, ensuring personal attention to students.
  • A four-and-a-half-day break separates each block—a great time to do volunteer work, have a road trip, or just relax on campus.
  • Classes are centered on group interaction and discussion. Active learning allows for excellent retention of information.
  • Certain activities or programs, such as athletics, and performance groups, are scheduled much like they would be under a semester calendar.

And it works amazingly well. Our faculty, students, and alumni love their One Course At A Time experiences. Learn more about One Course At A Time on our website, where you can watch a short video about the benefits of our curriculum.

On our website you can also learn about Cornell's diverse campus and opportunities for international students. Also take some time to update your profile at any time by completing our online inquiry form.

Enjoy the journey,

Colleen Murphy
Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission< br/>Cornell College