Common Enrollment Issues

Spring 2021 Enrollment Resources    

Common Enrollment Issues

Ever wonder how to enroll in a class with a time conflict? How about enrolling in a closed or limited class?

Read below to learn more on how to tackle the College of Engineering' s most common enrollment issues!

Time Conflicts 

  • The Engineering Registrar's Office is now accepting Time Conflict Form submissions; all required permissions and approvals are present on the form at time of your submission.  Completed forms should be sent to eng_registrar@cornell.edu.

  • Time conflicts between in-person classes will not be approved.

  • Spring 2021 time conflicts will only be approved for students with extenuating circumstances (i.e. to meet graduation requirements or major affiliation criteria, etc.) so plan your schedule accordingly.

Enrolling in a Closed or Limited Enrollment Class

  • A closed class is indicated by a red circle on the Class Roster

  • A class that requires additional permission is indicated by a padlock icon on the Class Roster.

Students may attempt to enroll in closed or limited enrollment classes by submitting a Student Electronic Add/Drop Enrollment Request or requesting a permission number from the offering department to self-enroll via Student Center.

Please be aware failure to include all necessary permissions and approvals will cause a delay in processing time.

Enrolling in Over 23 Credit Hours in a Single Semester

  • Students must complete a Credit Overload Petition.

    • This petition does not currently support use of the Student Electronic Add/ Drop Request form; please submit only the forms contained in the above link to initiate the credit overload petition process.

  • The form requires faculty advisor approval.

  • Consult the Class Roster to determine whether their enrollment action requires department approval.

    • A closed class is indicated by a red circle on the Class Roster

    • A class that requires additional permission is indicated by a padlock icon on the Class Roster.

Note: The University has strongly recommended that all students limit their enrollment to 18 academic credits to allow for successful completion of the Spring 2021 term. Please see Cornell University COVID Response for more details.

Petitions General Overview

Please read and follow all instructions listed at the top our Registrar Forms page.

Students may petition for exceptions to the College of Engineering Academic Policies by submitting a completed General Petition form.

Note: completed petitions do not mean automatic approval.

Further Resources

Courses of Study 2020-2021

ENGR(X) Class List