Registration details and refund policy for Horticulture distance learning

When registration opens for courses, you will find links to online registration on the individual course pages.  Use those links if you want to pay for your course with your credit card.

Clicking on the registration link will take you to the secure site run by Cornell Business Services where you'll supply your credit card and contact information. You will receive an email confirmation of your purchase from the merchant, and your transaction information will be forwarded to us.

The instructor will send you additional information before the course begins.

If you have questions about the courses, contact:

  • Donna Alese Cooke for the organic gardening and garden design courses: dmc72 [at] (dmc72[at]cornell[dot]edu)
  • Sonja Williams for botanical illustration courses: sw955 [at] (sw955[at]cornell[dot]edu)
  • Matt Bennett for permaculture courses: mb2785 [at] (mb2785[at]cornell[dot]edu)

If you prefer not to register online, first contact the instructor to make sure that there is still room in the course. Then send a check payable to "Cornell University" (and let us know your email address and which course you are registering for) to:

Distance Learning Courses
Attention: Andrea Gilbert
334 Plant Science Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Refund policy:

If you choose to withdraw any time prior to the end of the introductory period before the start of Week 1, you can receive a refund, less a $150 processing fee. After the start of Week 1, students who drop the course will not be eligible for a refund. This fee applies to each course dropped.