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Fall 2020 Enrollment Calendar
Enrollment will happen in two rounds with times allotted by class year as shown in the table below. During Round 1, enrollment is limited to 6 credits. During Round 2, students can enroll up to their maximum credit limit. Round 2 enrollment ends September 1 at 11:59 p.m. Open enrollment (add/drop) begins September 2 at midnight.
For more detailed information, see the Guide to Fall 2020 Enrollment.
|Fall 2020 Class Standing||Round 1 (Eastern Time)||Round 2 Starts (Eastern Time)|
|Graduate students||August 26 (Wed), 6 a.m.-4 p.m.||August 28 (Fri), 7 a.m.|
|Professional students||No enrollment||August 28 (Fri), 7 a.m.|
|Seniors||August 26 (Wed), 9 a.m.-7 p.m.||August 28 (Fri), 7 a.m.|
|Juniors||August 26 (Wed), 1 p.m.-11 p.m.||August 28 (Fri), 10 a.m.|
|Sophomores||August 27 (Thu), 7 a.m.-5 p.m.||August 28 (Fri), 1 p.m.|
|First-years||August 27 (Thu), 10 a.m.-8 p.m.||August 31 (Mon), 8 a.m.|
Fall 2020 Important Dates
The last day to add a class is September 16, and the last day to drop a class or change grade options is October 28. Starting October 29, withdrawal from courses is by petition only. If approved, a "W" will appear on the official transcript.
Selecting the Right Course
For the most current information on course availability and your enrollment, check Student Center. If you are using Scheduler or another scheduling tool for planning purposes, take care not to use your plan as a personal calendar unless you first update it to match your official schedule in Student Center. You should only be attending the section that matches your enrollment in Student Center. For classes that have both on-line and in-person enrollment options, your attendance must match the modality of your enrollment.
MATH 1110, 1120, 1910, 1920, 2210, 2220, 2310, 2930, and 2940 are all courses that may fill up briefly during the enrollment period, especially on the first day for first-year students or sophomores to enroll. More spaces will be added to online sections, as needed, to enable students to self-enroll on Student Center and meet their math requirements. Check back later in the day for openings. Enrollment limits on in-person sections are tied to the allowed capacity of the room and cannot be changed.
When a Class is Full
Students make a lot of changes to their schedules during the early part of the enrollment period. Sections may open and close several times a day due to adds and drops, and there are usually some drops after the first class meets. If you don’t find an opening after checking a few times (over a few days if during the add period), you should ask for help if the course is required for your degree. Your schedule should be settled before the add deadline.
If you are interested in a specific time, you may find an opening if you check several times throughout the add period, but you may need to adjust the rest of your schedule to make room for an available math class, or you may need to reconsider taking an early morning, late afternoon, or evening class if they are available. If it's possible to fit an available section into your schedule, then you should do so. If not, ask for help, but understand that you may not get your ideal schedule.
Limits and Waiting Lists
We do not keep waiting lists for individual sections of a course, and most MATH courses will not have a waiting list because students will be able to self-enroll in Student Center with a little patience. A few exceptions are included below. Check back for updates.
MATH 1300 (Mathematical Explorations) — The MATH 1300 waiting list for Fall 2020 has closed. MATH 1300 will be offered next in Spring 2021.
MATH 1710 (Statistical Theory and Application in the Real World) — Enrollment is limited to 25 students per discussion. There will not be a waiting list. If you are unable to add MATH 1710, you might consider another introductory statistics class, such as AEM 2100, ILRST/STSCI 2100, or PAM 2100. MATH 1710 will be offered again in spring 2021.
MATH 3110 (Introduction to Analysis) — The MATH 3110 waiting list for Fall 2020 has closed. MATH 3110 will be offeried next in Spring 2021.
MATH 3320 (Number Theory) — The MATH 3320 waiting list for Fall 2020 has closed. MATH 3320 will be offered next in Fall 2021.
MATH 4710 (Basic Probability) — The MATH 4710 waiting list for Fall 2020 has closed. MATH 4710 will be offered next in Spring 2021.
Who to Contact for Help
Course instructors cannot give you permission to enroll unless the course is listed in the catalog as “permission of instructor.”
Contact Heather Peterson for assistance with most 1000-/2000-level courses or Michelle Klinger for assistance with MATH 1300, 1340, and courses numbered 3000 and above. If you send email, please include your name, college, class standing, and any other details you think may help us prioritize your request.
The Mathematics Department will assist you if you are unable to resolve a conflict between a required math course and another required course for your degree. If changing your first-year writing seminar or PE class is possible and will resolve the conflict, then you should resolve the conflict on your own rather than seeking an accommodation for your math class.
Heather Peterson's Office Hours (August 27-October 1):
- Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. — https://cornell.zoom.us/j/96399403183?pwd=UlZ3MU1YTzhWN012ckJ6WkgxVnNtUT09
- Thursdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. — https://cornell.zoom.us/j/95504289023?pwd=cG1IT0pJVkp6UGV6QXNjUlNzSEJuUT09
Students who wish to enroll in MATH 4900 (research) or MATH 4901 (reading course) must fill out an independent study form after meeting with the proposed faculty supervisor to discuss the goals and expectations of the project.