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Academics and Enrollment

At the end of July 2015, several new features became available in Student Center:

Course History – a sortable record of your completed, in progress, and planned courses.
Enrolling in Classes – in addition to Class Search, there are two new search options: enroll from My Planner, and enroll from My Requirements*.
My Academics* – provides access to your Academic Requirements, Advisement Report (progress toward fulfillment of requirements), Transfer Credit Report, and Course History.
My Planner –allows you to track courses that you intend to take in order to complete your program of study.

*Note: Not all degree programs have been set up to display academic requirements or degree progress in My Academics. Where an Advisement Report is not available, Course History may be a helpful reference. Please contact your college registrar's office with questions.


Features are available in Student Center to help you plan your program of study and track your progress toward completion. Since your advisor has access to the same tools, you can be sure you are reviewing the same information and communicate more easily to develop the best course of action.

Milestones. In the Milestones box in Student Center, view details for specific requirements (e.g. Swim Test, Master’s Thesis), including completion status.

My Academics. Under My Academics, you can:

  • View your advisement report - view your academic requirements, requirement status (satisfied or not satisfied), and the courses that would fulfill each requirement.
  • View your advisors - view and access contact information for your advisors.
  • View your transfer credit report - see a summary of the test and transfer credits that are part of your academic record.
  • View your course history - review your course record including completed, in progress and planned courses. This sortable report displays term, grade and credits.
  • Request an official transcript - quickly navigate to the site for requesting official transcripts.

My Planner. Add courses to My Planner by browsing the course catalog, or from the list of courses required for completion of your program. Plan by My Requirements is available only if your specific program has been set up in the system.

*Note: My Planner allows you to move courses to a specific term for planning purposes, but there is no guarantee that the course will be offered in the term that you have chosen.


Use Student Center to request classes for the upcoming semester during your three-day pre-enrollment appointment, and to add, drop or swap classes for the current semester during the add/drop period. For detailed instructions see how to add a class, or make changes to your class requests

Choose your classes. If you are a new student enrolling over the summer, follow the guidelines sent by your college about choosing classes. You will have an opportunity to meet with your advisor when you arrive on campus.

Continuing students enrolling during the fall or spring semester for the next semester should contact their advisors. Advisors approach course enrollment and add/drop differently. Some may want to work with you to enter classes, others may want you to have already entered your class requests before you see them. Be sure that you know your advisor's preferences.

Tools to assist with enrollment selection:

  • The Courses of Study contains the catalog of course descriptions for the academic year. Use it to browse course offerings in which you may want to enroll.
  • The Class Roster is the schedule of classes for a specific semester and reflects when and where classes will be taught. Use it to search for classes by department, meeting pattern, instructor and other options, and to save classes to a list of favorites. Find the Class Number at the left of the specific class you are interested in; you can use that number to expedite enrollment through Student Center.
  • Student Center is the most current source for class information, and in addition to Class Search it provides access to tools such as My Academics and My Planner.

Enroll through Student Center. In addition to searching for classes, there are two other ways to enroll through Student Center: enroll from My Planner, and enroll from My Requirements. Regardless of which method you choose, there are three basic steps to adding a class:

  1. Select a Class (and set Enrollment Preferences);
  2. Confirm Your Request; and
  3. Finish Enrolling. Look for the green check mark!

You can enter your classes one at a time (i.e., enter your highest priority class first and complete all three steps, then do the next class, etc.) or enter all of your classes in the “shopping cart” and then complete steps 2 and 3. Just remember that your request is not submitted until you’ve completed step three.

If you cannot access enrollment during your assigned enrollment appointment or during the add/drop period, please see the Academics and Enrollment FAQ.

Make changes to your class requests. During pre-enrollment and add/drop periods, you can log in as many times as you like, 24 hours a day, to adjust your requests. You can add, drop, swap or edit classes. Swapping classes ensures the one you want to add is open before dropping you from the class for which you’re already enrolled. See the Academics and Enrollment FAQ for more on how to swap classes.


  • Protect your data.  Quit your browser to log out. To ensure no one can come in after you and see your personal information (SSN included) always quit the browser completely to log out when you’re done with Student Center.
  • Do not click more than once on any given action. This could slow down your response time significantly.
  • Do not open multiple sessions of Student Center to process enrollment requests; this can cause your requests to become stuck in pending status.
  • To get back to the home page from anywhere in Student Center, look for the drop-down box (always in the upper right and lower left corners of a page), choose Student Center and click the >> button.
  • If you use third-party scheduling tools, e.g. Coursepad, College Scheduler, Chequerd, Schedulizer: These sites are not endorsed or supported by the University and may contain incorrect or outdated information.  Always review Student Center and/or the Class Roster before making final enrollment selections.


Contact Information

Office of the University Registrar
B07 Day Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-4232

Mon-Fri 8:00-4:15

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