Registration Instructions Blocks 5-8
Blocks 5 - 8, Monday, October 22 - Noon Friday, November 2, 2012
How to register:
- Appointment Times: Contact your advisor to schedule a conference during the registration period. Don't wait until the last days to make an appointment! The entire process must be completed by noon on Friday, November 2.
- Registration Worksheets: This will give you a starting point for discussion in your individual meeting with your academic advisor.
- List courses you want to take in Blocks 5-8 on your Enrollment Worksheet for On-Line Registration. Resources you should consult include the 2012-2013 Catalogue, the Course Schedule, and the Catalogue Supplement (a list of changes to the Course Schedule, updates to the Catalogue, and other special course information).
- Decide how many of your 40 points you wish to bid for each course taking into account the space availability shown on the Cornell Registration System.
- Individual Advising: Bring your worksheet to your advising appointment. You will discuss your course choices with your advisor. S/he may suggest other courses as well.
- Select courses for each block. Remember that you must select different courses. (You cannot select ENG 111 as your first choice in Block 2 and your second choice in Block 3, for example. You can only bid on ENG 111 once.) You or your advisor can enter your choices into the online registration system at http://www.cornellcollege.edu/registrar/registration/. Click on “Online Registration Instructions” ***TIP If you are having trouble in one browser, try a different one.
- Bidding: Registration is not first come first served. All registrations go on a wait list and determination will be made on bidding points. If you do not get into your first choice for a block, the bid will be assigned to the second choice class and will be used to determine placement in available seats. Hints: The number of seats available for the class will be listed online. If few seats are available and this is your first choice you will want to bid a high number.
- Remember that you can bid on first and second choices for this registration period. Directions are included in the instructions for the online registration system. This is an option, but it is not required, nor will it be possible in all cases, since you can enter a particular course number in only one block (i.e., students cannot bid on ENG 111 as a first choice in Block 5 and a second choice in Block 6.)
- Instructions for the Cornell Registration System to register on-line are available if required.
- Courses Unavailable for Online Registration: Submit your registration sheet with instructor and advisor signatures to the Registrar’s Office after your advisor has completed the on-line approval process for your selections, ONLY for the courses you could not register on-line. Examples:
- A waived prerequisite.
- If you are registering for a course that requires a writing course as a prerequisite and are registered but have not yet completed the writing course. See note on the Enrollment Worksheet.
- Repercussions of Failing to Register on Time: Failure to finish the registration process by noon on Friday, November 2, signifies that you intend to withdraw at the end of Block Four. Your financial aid and College housing will be canceled.
- Results of Registration Part I (Tuesday, November 13)
- If you got into all the courses you bid on, Congratulations! You are finished!
- If you have a "NOC – No Course" designation in any block, see below.
- Make an appointment with your advisor to discuss your options.
- Attend Accommodation Evening: Thursday, November 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the Commons. Your advisor will be there to help you select alternate courses for the open blocks. All academic departments will be represented to assist you in finding open courses. Once registration ends, all course openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no wait lists.
Designing Your Program for Blocks Five through Eight:
- The Catalogue gives the requirements for all degrees (B.A., B.Mus, and B.S.S.). If a course will satisfy, wholly or in part, the Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Science, or Social Science requirement for the B.A., this fact is indicated in parentheses near the end of the course description. Courses not so marked do not fulfill these requirements.
- Writing course requirement: 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. ENG 111 (offered in Blocks 5 and 6), PHY 5-125, and GEO 5-122 are designated as writing courses this year. Please note that even though the topics vary from section to section, you are not permitted to take more than one term of ENG 111; nor may you bid on a writing-designated course if you have completed one.
- The Foreign Language requirement is satisfied by: Credit for one of the following: (1) Arabic, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian, or Spanish 103; (2) one course above 103 in the target language if students test above 103 through an examination administered online prior to New Student Orientation; international students whose native language is other than English satisfy this requirement through completion of or exemption from the English as a Second Language program.
- The Mathematics requirement is satisfied only by MAT 110, MAT 120, MAT 121, STA 201 (Statistical Methods), or CSC 151 (Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science).
- If you are contemplating Secondary Education Certification or a major in Elementary Education, you have special general education requirements and should read this section in the Catalogue.
- If you wish to continue a skill begun in high school (e.g. foreign language or mathematics), it is wise to enroll in such courses in your first year.
- If two courses that you want are scheduled in the same block, consult the Course Schedule to see whether one of the courses can be taken in a different block.
- Sampling a wide variety of subjects in your first year will help you decide on your eventual major or majors. Also, by getting your general education requirements out of the way early, you ensure that in your junior and senior years you will have room not only for courses in your major but also for electives, internships, and off-campus programs.
- First-year students should take only courses which have no prerequisites listed on the Course Schedule. However, if you have been given advanced placement or have satisfied or will satisfy a prerequisite for a higher course, you are permitted to register for these courses. You should, however, first consult your faculty advisor before selecting an upper-level course. Advisors know which upper-level courses are likely to put a new student at a disadvantage in competing with junior and senior majors. Please be certain to check the Catalogue and the Catalogue Supplement for course prerequisites before enrolling in an upper-level course and make sure that you have or will satisfy the prerequisite, or obtain the consent and signature of the course instructor.
Note: Not all prerequisites are listed in the Course Schedule, (e.g., "junior standing").