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.

  • 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 Full, Closed, or Limited Enrollment Classes

  • 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 General Petition with Add/Drop Form (pdf).

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

For department specific information that pertains to core math, science, and engineering classes see Course Enrollment Advice When a Class is Full.

Enrolling in Over 23 Credit Hours in a Single Semester

  • Students must complete a Credit Overload Petition.

  • The form requires faculty advisor approval.

  • Consult the Class Roster to determine whether the 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.

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