On-line registration begins Monday, February 24 and ends at noon on Friday, March 21.
Registration entails these steps:
- Student meets with advisor. Review graduation requirements and progress from the Current Catalogue Majors/Minors Checklist and the Academic Plan.
- Student enters two classes per block along with bidding points into the Cornell Registration System.
- Advisor approves the schedule through the Cornell Registration System before noon on March 21.
- Course schedules finalized by April 1.
- Accommodations for students with No Course(s) will be held online through the registration system.
- Students with No Course(s) will be given access to the Registration system to Add courses beginning at 5:00pm on Thursday, April 3rd until 5:00pm on Friday, April 4th.
- Instructions are available here.
- Students without No Course will not be able to add or drop a course until 5:00pm on Friday, April 4th.
- Since this is not an in person event, students will be able to change their registration without advisor approval. You may want to discuss plans for alternate course selections with your advisees during the registration process.
Since the bidding system (not the order that a registration is submitted) determines whether a student secures enrollment in a course, you and your advisees can schedule meetings when they best fit into your schedules any time throughout the registration period. However, schedules must be submitted by the student and approved by the advisor by noon on March 21 to be included in the bidding process. If an advisee has not contacted you by March 14, you should contact the student and schedule a time to meet with him or her.
- Use sequential bidding in this registration period for courses that qualify. See Bidding Instructions for details.
- Use the preemptive bid of “P” for required senior courses that qualify. See Bidding Instructions for details.
- Note: Do not register for a second choice course in a block for which you are using a preemptive bid. The preemption negates the need for a second choice.
Each student will receive a link to the Registration Steps and Worksheet. They have been advised to bring the Registration worksheet to their registration conference along with their unofficial transcript and current schedule. This worksheet is intended to inform your discussion with the student and will only be returned to the Registrar's Office if a course cannot be registered through the Cornell Registration System.
- Students must register for all 8 blocks and may only register for vacation blocks if they will be a senior next year. Seniors must register for blocks 1-4 if they will graduate in January, or all 8 blocks if they will graduate in May. Seniors may register for as many vacation blocks as they need.
- Pending Internships, pending Individual Projects, and Vacation blocks may be registered through Self-Service using INTRN, PROJ, and VAC.
Bidding Information is available here.
Cornell's Registration System instructions are available here.
Students may have some questions about the bidding system or registration in general. Please do not hesitate to refer them to our office, or to call us if we can assist you in answering those questions. To help you and your advisees during the registration session, seats available in each course are available on the Course Schedule.
Your advisee's finalized schedules will be available on-line no later than April 1. Accommodations for students with No Course will be held online through the registration system. Students with No Course(s) will be given access to the Registration system to Add courses beginning Thursday, April 3rd. Students without No Course will not be able to add or drop a course until after April 3rd. Since this is not an in person event, students will be able to change their registration without advisor approval. You may want to discuss plans for alternate course selections with your advisees during the registration process.
- Very few seats are available to returning students in writing courses next year. First-year and transfer students who have not yet satisfied the B.A. Writing Requirement should take either ENG 111 or another writing course this year (unless exempted by virtue of transfer credit). A student may not take ENG 111 more than once even though the topics are different; no student may bid for a writing-designated course if they have completed one.
- Students must have earned at least eight course credits in order to register for Individual Projects, Group Projects, Internships, or one-term courses numbered in the 900s. Please note that there are limitations to the number of credits of Independent Study courses that may be applied to the B.A. and B.Mus. degrees. Consult the Catalogue section on "Additional Academic Programs" for more information.
- Most course prerequisites (as printed in the Catalogue, Catalogue Supplement, and on the Course Schedule) are a part of the registration database* and will be checked when students submit their schedules to you to be approved. Students who wish to request permission to register for a course for which they do not have the prerequisites may do so through the online registration system.
*The database cannot check for some class levels, declared majors, and SAT scores as part of the prerequisite checking mechanism. Click on the course link in the Registration System to be sure all prerequisites are met.