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Adding and Dropping Courses

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Students can add a course up to the end of the third week of the semester and drop a course up to the end of the seventh week. We strongly recommend that first-year students talk with their faculty adviser before dropping a course. Students can still petition to drop a class up until the twelfth week, but a "W" (for withdrawal) will appear on the transcript. This isn't necessarily something to worry about, but a series of these might be off-putting to graduate schools and potential employers.

Sundial Newsletter

The Sundial is a weekly email newsletter for students, which you also are welcome to read. It provides information about upcoming deadlines, tutoring and academic support services, and engineering major information sessions. You'll also get a heads-up on visiting lecturers and other special events. You can read the Sundial online or request a free email subscription by writing to sundial@cornell.edu.