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Cornell University

PE Requirement

Take Two

All incoming first year students are required to take two credits (two courses) of Physical Education, one credit each semester of the first year on campus. Registered participants in Cornell Athletics may receive PE credit. There are some exceptions for transfer students. All requests for accommodations to the Physical Education or Swim Requirement due to disability must be made through Student Disability Services.

Current Semester Courses

Transfer Students

Transfer students entering Cornell are not required to take physical education classes for credit or meet the swim requirement.