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Creating Your Schedule

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Dates to Remember

Jan 16 – Check registration & appointment time
Jan 17-19 – Course Add/Drop begins
Jan 24 – Classes begin

In order to successfully create your schedule, follow these steps closely and consult additional resources your college sends you.

  1. Activate your Cornell NetID & email address.
    You will need an active Cornell NetID to login for Cornell email and for course add/drop via Student Center. The university will send you enrollment information via your Cornell email address.
  2. Review your college's course enrollment information. Take advantage of college & university resources.
    Your college will send you information about how and what to consider during your course selection. If your college provides advisor contact information, do consult them. Use the Courses of Study to view course descriptions and the Class Roster to build your class schedule. Learn more about enrolling in classes.
  3. Enroll during your appointment window through Student Center (during add/drop in January). Your appointment window will be listed on the right side of the page.
  4. January 16:  Check Student Essentials to view your current semester schedule, verify your registration status, and check your add/drop appointment window.
    In addition to verifying your schedule and add/drop appointment window, you must make sure you have no holds preventing your university registration.
  5. Add/Drop
    The Add/Drop period is your opportunity to make additions and changes to your schedule. In some colleges this will be your first opportunity to enroll in classes. There are restrictions on how long you have to add and drop various courses. The add period for most courses is 15-calendar days (second Wednesday after classes begin) from the beginning of classes and drop is 57 days (mid-March) from the beginning of classes.