What are the Enrollment Periods at Cornell Univeristy?

Cornell has two enrollment periods: Pre-Enrollment and Regular Enrollment. Pre-Enrollment will be your first opportunity to enroll in Fall classes. Pre-Enrollment allows our campus to review course demand for a variety of campus support needs. Regular Enrollment will be your second opportunity to enroll in classes before the start of the semester.

July Pre-Enrollment

Fall 2023 Pre-Enrollment for Incoming New Students will begin on July 19th at 10:00am through July 20th at 4:00pm (ET).

August Regular Enrollment

Fall 2023 Regular Enrollment for all students (continuing and incoming) will begin on August 14th at 9:00am (ET).

Important Dates to Remember: Studio Maker Days!

Studio Maker Days are scheduled on the following dates:


  1. Maker Day 1: Oct 5th – October 6th
  2. Maker Day 2: Oct 26th-October 27th
  3. Maker Day 3: Nov 16th -Nov 17th
  4. Open Studio: December 5th
  5. Final Presentations: Dec 8th

Curriculum & Academic Calendar Resources

Cornell Tech Academic Calendar

Click here to review the 2023-2024 Academic Calendar. Cornell Tech adheres to the Ithaca Academic Calendar for start/end dates of classes, holidays, etc. We will have an adjusted Reading Day Schedule for the Fall term that is mentioned in the link.

Cornell Tech Curriculum

Please follow your program’s academic requirements on your program curriculum sheet here. If you are having difficulty enrolling in a mandatory/required class for your program, please email the Student & Academic Affairs Team.


Special Note:

As the add deadline has officially passed for full-term classes, you may submit an Online Electronic Add/Drop form for special consideration to enroll. Enrollment after the deadline will be considered based on instructor permission, available seats, and course eligiblity based on your program. Please note this form is only for TECHNICAL courses (CS, ORIE, INFO, ECE).  Please allow 1-2 business days for us to review your add/drop form.