Welcome to Cornell Engineering!
The faculty and staff of the College of Engineering are excited about working with you in the coming years and are currently preparing for your arrival in August. We encourage you to explore this website thoroughly and begin to familiarize yourself with the many people and resources available to you!
Several items require your attention in the coming weeks. Each will help ensure that you are prepared for your academic transition in the fall.
1. Activate your Cornell NetID
The university will send this information to you (either via mail or a text message) after Cornell has received your deposit. If you have not received your NetID by May 24th or have questions about the NetID activation process, please contact the Cornell Information Technologies (CIT) Help Desk by calling (607) 255-5500, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting CIT in other ways.
2. Complete and submit the on-line Engineering Math Diagnostic Questions no later than May 28.
As you know, high school calculus courses vary greatly in their coverage of important topics. Accordingly, the on-line Engineering Math Diagnostic Questions are designed to help assess your knowledge of basic calculus.
The results of the diagnostic will be used only to indicate your readiness for our initial engineering math course (Calculus for Engineers- MATH 1910). Your score on the Math Diagnostic does not determine your placement for your fall math course. You will have complete control over your enrollment in a math course this fall.
Detailed instructions for selecting and enrolling in your fall math course, including information about advanced placement and placement exams during Orientation, will be available on this website in early July, prior to fall course pre-enroll.
Please use either Internet Explorer or Firefox to complete the on-line Engineering Math Diagnostic Questions after you have activated your Cornell NET ID, and no later than Tuesday, May 28.
3. Complete and submit the on-line Student Advising Profile no later than May 28.
You will not be able to access the Student Advising Profile until you have activated your NetID and completed the on-line Engineering Math Diagnostic Questions.
The information you provide on the Student Advising Profile will help us better understand your interests and academic background, as well as assist us in assigning you a Faculty Advisor.
Please use either Internet Explorer or Firefox to complete the Student Advising Profile after you have activated your NETID and completed the on-line Math Diagnostic Questions, and no later than Tuesday, May 28.
4. Complete Fall 2013 course pre-enrollment. Please note: Dates for first-year Engineering students are July 10–July 19.
You will be enrolling in many of your courses online, via Student Center from July 10–19. It will be necessary for you to have internet access for a few hours during these dates. Important information and detailed instructions to guide you through your selection of courses and the pre-enrollment process will be posted on this website in early July. In the meantime, please mark your calendar for July 10–19 and review the Fall Course Information and other Helpful Information web pages for preliminary information.
5. Check out the tentative schedule for Engineering Orientation in August:
- Cornell University Orientation begins on Friday, August 23 (schedule available through New Student Programs)
- Engineering Orientation officially begins on Saturday, August 24.
- Academic Briefings relating important information will begin at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 24. Topics will include:
- The College of Engineering curriculum overview.
- Course enrollment and add/drop period
- Advanced standing placement exams during Orientation
- First-year student advising and faculty advisor information
- Engineering Undergraduate Handbook
- Outline of Orientation events and critical dates during the first few weeks.
Please contact Engineering Advising with any questions or concerns.