Engineering Registrar Office

Engineering Registrar staff have transitioned to remote work operations.

Cornell Engineering Coronavirus Resources and Updates

Please send all inquiries to Engineering Registrar until further notice.


May 22, 2020 update

To petition a change to your enrollment (e.g. grading basis, credits hours, adding or dropping a class) you will need to complete and submit a general petition and add/drop form. Both forms require your faculty advisor’s signature. 

The add/drop form also requires the offering department’s approval; department staff may e-mail approvals to in the event they are unable to physically or digitally sign documents.  All approvals must be sent from a Cornell assigned email otherwise they will not be accepted.

Once you have completed the forms and have received the appropriate approvals, please submit them via email to:

Petitions are processed within 3-5 business days of submission.

For more information visit our forms page.


The Engineering Registrar serves the students, faculty, and staff of the College of Engineering in a variety of ways. Our office is responsible for ensuring the accurate and efficient recording of grades, maintaining the integrity of student records, and ensuring that engineering students have the necessary qualifications to receive the Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.

Are you a fully registered student?

The Office of the University Registrar determines students registration status. In order to be considered registered, a student must:

  • Complete course enrollment
  • Settle all financial accounts, including current semester tuition
  • Satisfy New York State health requirements
  • Clear any holds whether from:
    • Bursar's Office
    • Cornell Health
    • Judicial Administrator
    • Dean of your college

That's it! If you meet these four criteria, you qualify as a registered student.

Check your registration status and view your holds by visiting Student Center.