Cornell University

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where do I find course offerings?

    The Courses of Study contains a current listing of the university's more than 9,000 course offerings. The catalog also contains enrollment information, and college and university requirements and policies.

    The Class Roster provides a list of all classes that are offered in a given semester, including meeting times and course descriptions. Use the Class Roster to create your schedule by searching on various criteria including field of study, time/day, credit hours, and depth/breadth.

  • When will I receive more information about course enrollment?

    Most colleges will contact you directly regarding course enrollment in late June or early July. Check your Cornell email often.

  • My friend was pre-enrolled in several courses, and I wasn't pre-enrolled in any, is that a mistake?

    No. Each college manages the enrollment process differently. Some colleges and schools will enroll their students in one or more courses, while others may not pre-enroll their students in anything. Enrollment may even vary based on a student's major. It is the policy of the individual academic unit.

  • Why can't I drop one of the courses on my schedule?

    You may not be able to drop a course you were enrolled in by your college. You'll be able to determine this if the check box in the Select column is greyed out or if you receive an error message indicating that consent is required to drop. Contact your college registrar if there's a problem.