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Prefreshman Summer Program

The Prefreshman Summer Program (PSP) offers select students a chance to live and learn on campus before the start of their first year. Throughout the six week program, students take classes, explore the campus and community, and get to know their peers, faculty and academic advisors. Participation in PSP is restricted to students chosen by each college. Students selected to attend will be notified by the beginning of April. All tuition, fees, room, and board charges are covered by Cornell. 

PSP students take courses and earn up to 9 credits toward their degree. While all participants take one of ILR’s core courses, like Labor History. Other courses may include economics, writing, history and skills for college success.

All 190 of Cornell’s PSP participants will be assigned a roommate and live in the Hans Bethe House on the West side of campus. Hans Bethe House is within walking distance of both the main campus and downtown Ithaca and within 1 block of bus service, which can take you to area parks, the mall, grocery stores, and many other locations throughout the city. Within Bethe House is a dining room where students gather for meals and come together to study, share events from the day and, on occasion, host faculty and staff. Bethe also contains a TV lounge, conference room, computer lab, laundry room, study spaces, and a music practice room.

Contact Information
Jessie Mancilla
Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs
(607) 255-2223