Dear Entering Design + Environmental Analysis, Fashion Design & Management, and Fiber Science students,

Welcome to the Department of Human Centered Design (HCD) and our undergraduate majors in Design + Environmental Analysis, Fashion Design & Management and Fiber Science. We look forward to meeting you soon.

When you arrive you will be assigned an academic advisor with whom you can discuss topics such as course selection, progress toward graduation, and career plans. You will have an opportunity to meet them during Orientation in August. Get to know your academic advisor and to keep in touch throughout your time at Cornell.  You may also contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies at any time with additional questions about course requirements, course substitutions, internship credit requirements, study abroad credit, and other curricular issues.

FIRST-YEAR STUDENT COURSE ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
•    You will receive Fall 2022 enrollment information in early July.  
•    We will directly enroll you in required courses in your major.  This will ensure your spot in limited enrollment courses that are needed for your indicated interest.  You are advised not to drop these courses because there may not be space in the future when priority will be given to the next class. You may need them as prerequisites for upper-level courses, as well.
•    CHE students typically take 15-17 credits per semester, not including Physical Education (PE).
•    You must be enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester, not counting PE to maintain good standing with the University. 
•    First year students may not take more than 18 credits.

TRANSFER STUDENT COURSE ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
•    You will receive Fall 2022 enrollment information in early July.  
•    We will directly enroll you in required courses in your major.  This will ensure your spot in limited enrollment courses that are needed for your indicated interest.  You are advised not to drop these courses because there may not be space in the future when priority will be given to the next class. You may need them as prerequisites for upper-level courses, as well.
•    Review your transfer credit evaluation from the College of Human Ecology Registrar’s Office.  It will tell you how your transfer credits are being counted towards your graduation requirements.
•    Work carefully with your advisor or the DUS to plan your courses as they will differ from those for incoming first year students. If you have not yet received credit evaluation information, contact the CHE Registrar’s Office directly. 
•    CHE students typically take 15-17 credits per semester, not including Physical Education (PE).
•    You must be enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester, not counting PE to maintain good standing with the University. 
•    If you wish to take more than 18 credits you must petition with CHE Registrar’s Office.  This is not advised in your first semester.

Check your Cornell email regularly for updates.

We have computer requirements for our undergraduates.  These are necessary to be able to run the design-intensive programs you will use in our programs. 

We hope this brief introduction will answer some of your questions. We are eager to meet you! 

Sincerely,
The Faculty of Human Centered Design