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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. In addition to finding current course descriptions, 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, depth/breadth. The Roster, together with the Courses of Study, will help you to figure out what is offered and when so that you can plan your schedule.

  • When will I receive more information about course enrollment?

    Most colleges post information about transfer course enrollment on their websites by mid-December. In addition, some colleges may send instructions by email so activate your NetID right away and check your Cornell email address often. When enrollment information does become available, take the time to read it thoroughly.

  • How do I enroll in courses?

    You will use Student Center to request courses whether during the enrollment or the add/drop period. Learn more about entering your course requests in Student Center.

  • My friend is enrolling in classes in November, why haven't I been asked to do the same?

    All first-year spring admits (FYSA) students complete course enrollment in November. Most colleges will have their transfer students complete enrollment during course add/drop in January so that they have additional time to complete transfer credit evaluations upon receiving final grade reports.

  • 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. Contact your college registrar if there's a problem.