New Students

Welcome first-year and transfer students to Cornell Engineering! We are excited to begin your academic and personal journey with you!

Welcome to Cornell Engineering!

Incoming Transfer Students:

Please visit our New Transfer Students page.

Incoming First-Year Students:

The deadline to complete the Math Diagnostic and the Student Advising Profile (SAP) has now passed. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Engineering Advising.

Get Ready for Engineering Orientation!

Cornell University move-in begins on Thursday, August 19th through Saturday, August 21st.

New Student Orientation officially begins on Sunday, August 22nd.

The First-Year Advising Briefings relaying important information will be held on Monday, August 23rd.  Topics will include:

  • College of Engineering curriculum overview;
  • Advising and resources in the College of Engineering;
  • Course changes and add/drop period;
  • CASE exams during Orientation;
  • Orientation highlights and critical dates during the first few weeks;
  • Strategies to be a successful engineering student.

You will have your first meeting with your assigned Faculty Advisor and your ENGRG 1050 class group on Tuesday, August 24th.  Faculty Advisor assignments will be released later in August.

Please contact Engineering Advising with any questions or concerns.

Learning Modules in Your Advising Portal Now Available!

Canvas is an online learning management system here at Cornell. We have created an advising portal for you called ENG Advising Fall 2021 with information and resources to help you learn about our curriculum requirements and preparing to pre-enroll in fall classes. This is where you will find a series of helpful and informative modules that we will introduce to you throughout the summer. We expect that you will spend ample time exploring and reviewing each module that we release, especially before pre-enroll begins.

Visit the portal now to review our advising modules:

  1. Using only Chrome and Firefox browsers go to;
  2. You should be in the homepage of the course titled ENG Advising Fall 2021 (you MUST log in with your Cornell NetID);
  3. Select the Modules link on the left sidebar to begin.

Fall Course Pre-Enroll

Fall Course Pre-Enrollment for Engineering first-year students is scheduled for Monday, July 12th at 9am through Friday, July 16th at 11:59pm.  You have this entire time to pre-enroll and adjust your schedule.

You will be enrolling in your fall courses online via Student Center. 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 has been sent to you via our weekly emails and within the Advising Portal.

Are you ready to pre-enroll? Have you been following our modules in the Advising Portal? Have you taken the quiz? Have you filled out your Course Selection Worksheet as a guide? Did you check your schedule online via Student Center to make sure you have been enrolled in an ENGRG 1050: Engineering Seminar already?

You can also review Fall Course Information and Helpful Information on our website for more information.

Check your To Do List for new students