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Fall 2023 PE Courses

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Sign up now for Fall 2023 PE courses! All COE courses are open to the public. Most courses don't require any previous experience. Please review our enrollment and fee policies.You can find courses in any program area from the menu.

Free and Reduced Fee Courses:   PE1610: Backpacking in the Finger Lakes, PE1670: Adirondack Canoe Camping Fall Break, PE 1671: Recreational Canoeing. Tuition for free or reduced fee courses will be waived if the participant is a Cornell student that needs Physical Education credit towards graduation requirements. Credit students who do not complete or pass the course will be billed the full tuition. Free and reduced fee courses are reserved for credit-only enrollment until PE Registration day has ended, at which point non-credit participants may enroll. Non-credit participants will be billed the full tuition rate.

Fill out the Fee Waiver Application to apply for a free or reduced PE course. 

Call or email our registrar to sign up at 607-255-6183 or email, or find us on student center during the enrollment period.  

For COE courses that begin on or before September 1st, the drop deadline is Monday, August 21st. The drop deadline for all other courses is Wednesday, August 30th. You can add a COE course anytime up to the start date.

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