College Level/Secondary Course Information
We regret the learning opportunities that the global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted, and we want you to know that we will honor your efforts and the success you had earned prior to your school closing or transition to online learning.
For students planning to start studies at Cornell in 2020, 2021, or 2022 who have been enrolled this term in accelerated programs such as Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Cambridge A-Levels, and who will be unable to take the exams or taking a different form of exam, Cornell will continue its current practices in awarding credit and course placement, using the modified results and reporting that the testing agencies have announced:
- AP: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students
- IB: https://www.ibo.org/news/news-about-the-ib/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/
- Cambridge: https://help.cambridgeinternational.org/hc/en-gb/categories/200528531-Cambridge-International-AS-A-Level
While we hope this is reassuring, please note that the faculty and colleges at Cornell also encourage you to seek any reasonable opportunities to complete the academic work you had intended. Consult with your school teachers and advisers now, as well as your Cornell advisers and instructors after you arrive. Although Cornell credit and placement won’t change, some concepts and problems that would have been introduced later in your accelerated high school courses might be important for your success in the associated advanced courses at Cornell.