Registering Advisees for 2013-14
On-line registration begins Monday, February 4 and ends at noon on Friday, February 22.
Registration entails these steps:
- Student meets with advisor
- 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 February 22
- Course confirmation information finalized by Thursday, March 7
- Accommodation Evening will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m. on the second floor of Law Hall for students with one or more “No Course” registrations.
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 February 22 to be included in the bidding process. If an advisee has not contacted you by February 18, 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.
Each student will receive an Enrollment Worksheet for On-Line Registration by email on or about February 1. They have been advised to bring this sheet 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 registration 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.
Please contact your advisees and arrange individual conferences to begin on or after February 4. You may wish to meet with your advisees as a group in order to explain the registration process, bidding system, and degree requirements. Your advisees have been asked to prepare a tentative schedule of courses along with their bids for each course. You may, of course, require additional preparation from your advisees.
Your advisee's finalized schedules will be available on-line no later than Thursday, March 7. We will provide you with a list of your advisees who need to attend Accommodation Evening, and a list of those who obtained all their classes and will not be allowed to attend.
To enable students to add a replacement course, Accommodation Evening will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m. on the second floor of Law Hall. Attendance for students with NO COURSE designations will be mandatory.
- 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 Self-Service to be sure all prerequisites are met.