Cornish+ Registration For Fall Semester Will Open in August 2022

All eligible students will receive an email through their Cornish address letting them know that the registration period has opened.

CORNISH+ invites graduates enrolled full-time during the 2020-2021 academic year, as well as members of the Class of 2020, to extend their studies for a full year (up to 12 credits a semester) beyond the date of their graduation, at no additional cost.

The Cornish+ Registration form may be found here.

Fill out this form to request registration in courses through the Cornish+ Program. Please let us know how to prioritize your course selections in the space provided. We will register you for your first choice if possible. If your first choice is not available, we will register you for your second or third choice depending on availability. Registration for Cornish+ begins just prior to the start of each semester. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis until classes are full.

Cornish+ students are registered as non-matriculated students. Non-matriculated students are subject to the same add/drop and grade policies as degree-seeking students. Complete academic policies, including add/drop and grade policies, may be found here. Courses can be taken for one of three grade options: Letter grade, Pass/Fail, and Audit (No Credit). Courses dropped after the close of the add/drop period will result in a W grade recorded on the academic transcript. As a reminder, Cornish+ students are eligible for two semesters of study, and courses dropped after the close of the add/drop period will constitute use of the program.

The Cornish+ Add/Drop form may be found here.

If you have questions, please contact us.

Letter from the Cornish Leadership Announcing Cornish+

Dear Cornish Students,

As President of the college and Chair of the Board of Trustees, we are thrilled to officially announce CORNISH+, a new program offering one year of tuition-free study following graduation.

CORNISH+ invites students enrolled full-time during the 2020-2021 academic year, as well as members of the Class of 2020, to extend their studies for a full year beyond the date of their graduation, at no additional cost. 

While we are confident that the upcoming academic year will provide a rich and robust experience for all of our students, it will also be unlike any other year we’ve ever had at Cornish. We aim, through CORNISH+, to give you further opportunities, after your graduation, to work with our faculty, create in our studios, and perform on our stages.

All incoming and continuing students enrolled full-time during 2020-2021 are eligible for CORNISH+ and should be in touch with their academic advisor for more information. Class of 2020 graduates interested in participating in the program should contact the Office of Registration and Records to learn more.

We join with the entire faculty and staff of the college in celebrating you, your tenacity, and your wherewithal as we navigate these uncertain times together. We look forward to seeing those of you who will be joining us here on campus this fall back in our hallways and creative spaces soon. And we also look forward to your continued post-graduation engagement and learning through the new CORNISH+ program.]

Thank you,

Raymond Tymas-Jones, President, Cornish College of the Arts
& Sharon Cornish-Martin, Chair, Board of Trustees


Additional Information About CORNISH+

  • All students enrolled during the 2020-2021 academic year, who complete their matriculated studies within a total of 4 years, may opt to take an expanded year of courses at Cornish after their  graduation date
  • Spring 2020 graduates are also eligible.
  • The CORNISH+ benefit is limited to tuition and is not inclusive of room/board.
  • Student fees, course fees, building fees, security fee, equipment fee, and other fees may apply.
  • Use of space in Cornish buildings by CORNISH+ students is only permitted during regular business hours when spaces are supervised.
  • CORNISH+ students may take up to 12 credits per term (courses listed in the schedule of classes).
  • Students enrolled in CORNISH+ will be considered non-matriculated (the student’s academic record closes once graduation is certified).
  • Course prerequisites apply; enrollment in a course is based on seating availability. 
  • Private instruction courses are not eligible for CORNISH+ enrollment.
  • The CORNISH+ program will end in 2025



If you have additional questions, please email