Find Study Partners

LSC can help match you with study partners for your classes!

Find study partners! Form a study group! Studying with others is an effective study strategy, a great way to learn complex and challenging material, and can help you connect with peers! If you are a current Cornell University student looking for study partners (in-person or online), then you are in the right place. The LSC can help match you with other students in your classes! This service is ONLY available to Cornell students.

For study partner FAQs, click here.

Use the link to the study partner Google Form to tell us what class you’d like to find other students to study with. IMPORTANT: You’ll need to log in to your Cornell G Suite account using your Cornell net id and password to access the sign-up (click here for more about the G Suite account you have with Cornell). You will receive an email from lscstudypartners@cornell.edu with more information.

Please keep in mind:

  • You must fill out the request form individually for EACH course you would like to find study partners for. If there are three courses, you would need to fill out this form three times.
  • You can only sign up to participate in a study group if you are enrolled in the course.
  • You will need to log in to your Cornell G Suite account to access this form. If you are a Cornell student working remotely and cannot access G Suite, please email us at lscstudypartners@cornell.edu.
  • At this point in the semester we are no longer adding students to established groups but will continue to match new students who request study partners for the same class.

What are students saying about study partners?

LSC has made thousands of study partner matches! What do students find useful about studying with other students?

  • “It was helpful to just have a support system with another student.”
  • “It helped me gauge how in depth I was supposed to know the material for my class, and it helps a lot to work together when you get stuck.”
  • “I learned a lot from just talking, seeing a different perspective in the class and building my own understanding on the topics.”
  • “Being able to connect with fellow students made the class experience a lot more enjoyable.”
  • “I loved my study group.”
  • “(It was great to) discuss our papers and study for the prelims together.”

Study Partner FAQs

When will I get matched?

For Spring 2022: will make the first set of matches by January 28 and will do a second round by February 4. After requests made at the start of the semester have been matched, matches will be made on a rolling basis whenever possible. Sometimes we are unable to make a match because there are not other requests from students in the class for which you requested partners. If we are unable to make a match for your requested class we’ll let you know.

How will my partner(s) and I get organized?
You and your study partners will determine when and how to study together. Whether you will be studying together in-person or online, use the LSC’s tips for setting your group’s agenda and making the most out of studying together.

What does LSC base these matches on?
LSC’s matching is based on what class you’ve requested study partners for. It is up study partners to determine when and where to meet, and if you’d prefer to meet in person or online.

What if my group doesn’t work out?
Sometimes matched students can’t find a time to meet that works for everyone, or one person is auditing and decides not to do group work after all, or someone drops the class, etc. If you’d like to request help with your group or even find new partner(s), please DO NOT fill out the webform again. Send an email to lscstudypartners@cornell.edu to let us know what’s going on, and we’ll try to help.

What about my privacy?
The information you provide on the request form goes to a secure Cornell Box folder. When we’re able to make a match we send an email to the Cornell net ids of the students who expressed interest in finding study partners for the same course. Due to privacy rules we are not able to disclose which classes the student(s) receiving the matching email are taking. It’s kind of odd, but your first group assignment will be to figure it out!

What about academic integrity?
It is the responsibility of you and your study partners to understand and adhere to your instructor’s expectations regarding group work. If you are not sure, ask! See https://provost.cornell.edu/leadership/vp-undergrad-ed/academic-integrity/ for more info.

What if I am not able to sign up using the Google Form because I am in a location that does not allow access?
If you are a Cornell student and cannot access the Google Suite, please email us at lscstudypartners@cornell.edu.

Looking for other places to get help and support? Check out our page, “Successful students ask for help when they need it!“.