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Cornell University

For Students

You belong at Cornell! Your life as a Cornell undergraduate student is a journeyone that picks up from high school and carries you to your post-graduate plans. You will grow as a person, pushing to learn new things as you encounter unfamiliar challenges. You will refine your academic and career goals as you take classes and engage in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. We've compiled a few resources for you as you navigate your academic experience.

Advising at Cornell

College advisors play a crucial role in guiding students through their academic journey and helping them make informed decisions about their educational and career goals. Your advisors at Cornell are invested in your growth and development and are often your first stop with questions. You will probably work with a few different advisors, including peers, faculty, and professional staff, during your time at Cornell.

Developing Your Academic Plan

Academic planning is the process of creating a structured and strategic plan to meet your academic goals and requirements throughout your college career. It's an ongoing process that involves regular meetings with academic advisors to ensure you're on track and meeting your goals. Effective planning helps you graduate on time, make the most of your college experience, and prepare for your future career or further academic pursuits.

Enriching Your Education

There are many ways to deepen your learning and explore its relevance in real-world contexts. College is more than what you know and what you learn in the classroom -  it’s how you use what you know in new situations that challenge you to develop new skills, forge new connections, and expand your knowledge and network. Depending on your interests, you might consider internships, study abroad, community-based learning, or undergraduate research.