Spring 2022 Information
Spring 2022 Information
We look forward to beginning our work together during the College of Human Ecology’s orientation programs. These programs are an important opportunity to gather information about your major, requirements, and the policies that govern your academic life at Cornell University. You will also meet other students and faculty in your major and get to know your way around the College of Human Ecology.
Please be sure to visit the 2021/2022 Key Academic Dates for information about Spring 2022 Enrollment. See our Scheduling Spring Courses information below for enrollment requirements and scheduling guidance. Have your credit evaluation available to inform your coursework choices.
Our first mandatory orientation program is the College of Human Ecology’s College Briefing (Friday, January 21, 2022 from 9:30am -- 10:30pm via Zoom) where you will meet our Student & Career Development advising and counseling staff and learn how to best manage your transition to Cornell.
You will have an opportunity to meet with and ask questions of faculty in your department at the mandatory Major Meeting (Friday, January 21, 2022 at 11:00am via Zoom). You will meet the Director of Undergraduate Study (DUS) for your academic department during this meeting and learn more about your assigned faculty advisor within your major.
To register for your Cornell orientation programs, you must follow the instructions on the Cornell University New Students website.
If you run into questions after carefully reviewing the online resources, you can schedule an appointment to speak with an advisor in the Office of Student and Career Development by visiting our website. The College looks forward to knowing and working with you as a Human Ecology student at Cornell!
The College of Human Ecology’s orientation programs provide an important opportunity to gather information about your major, requirements, and the policies that govern your academic life at Cornell University. You will also get to know your way around the College of Human Ecology.
We urge you to join us for the College of Human Ecology’s orientation programs even though you attended orientation programming when you first joined the Cornell community. The following mandatory programs will be especially helpful as you get settled into the college. Thoroughly review our this website and the materials you receive for Orientation for clarification regarding some of our graduation requirements and available resources. Our Student & Career Development staff will be available for scheduled appointments, however orientation programming will not be repeated.
CHE College Briefing (Friday, January 21, 2022 from 9:30am -- 10:30pm via Zoom) -- meet our Student & Career Development staff; learn how to best work with us for advising and counseling.
Major Meeting (Friday, January 21, 2022 at 11:00am via Zoom) -- meet the Director of Undergraduate Study (DUS) for your academic department and learn more about your assigned faculty advisor within your major.
You should have already pre-enrolled for your Spring 2022 courses, but orientation will allow you to get questions answered and ensure that you start the semester with an appropriate course schedule. You can make changes to your schedule during the January 2021 Add/Drop period. Visit the 2021-2022 Key Academic Dates to see when your Add/Drop period begins.
Please understand that you are expected to fulfill College of Human Ecology graduation requirements. We have noted the following points of confusion when working with internal transfers in the past.
- The College of Human Ecology requires two Freshman Writing Seminars (FWS). You must complete this requirement during your first semester of enrollment in the college. You can replace one FWS with a score of (5) on an AP English exam. You will need to enroll in an additional FWS during your first semester to complete the requirements if your previous college/school accepted a score of (4).
- Each college/school at Cornell enforces academic policy according to its own structure and practices. You may find that procedures for schedule changes, requests for exceptions, and other aspects of the relationship between you and the College of Human Ecology vary from your previous college/school. If you run into questions after carefully reviewing the online resources, please schedule an appointment to speak with an advisor in the Office of Student and Career Development by visiting our website.
The College looks forward to knowing and working with you as a Human Ecology student at Cornell!
Congratulations on your acceptance to Cornell University and the College of Human Ecology! You will learn more about preparations for your Fall 2022 arrival, including New Student Orientation activities, course scheduling and more, during the late spring and early summer months.
Until then, be patient and stay focused on your current commitments in and outside the classroom. The admissions committee will continue to receive your midterm and final grade and conduct reports. We will expect sustained progress toward a strong finish and engaged citizenship throughout. (We will be in touch if we find your efforts flagging!)
We look forward to working with you at the appropriate time to consider your transition to the College community.
Scheduling Your Spring Semester
Scheduling Your Spring Semester
Full time enrollment
All students are required to complete at least 12 credits of academic work each semester to remain in good standing. Physical Education courses do not count towards the 12 credits or towards the 120 credits required for graduation.
Exception: Mature students (age 24 or older at matriculation) may enroll in fewer than 12 credits and request prorated tuition.
Freshman Writing Seminars
Transfer students are required to complete any remaining writing requirements during their first semester of enrollment.
Human Ecology Credits
You are required to complete at least 5 credits of Human Ecology coursework by the end of the first year of enrollment, and at least 12 credits of Human Ecology work by the end of the second year. Meet with an academic counselor in the College of Human Ecology's Office of Student and Career Development with questions.
Incoming external and internal transfers to Human Ecology will be able to schedule Spring 2021 courses using CoursEnroll through your Student Center (visit the academic calendar to see when your add period begins). Use your credit evaluation, scheduling materials for your major (see below), and the Course Roster to select your courses.
Review the 2021-2022 Curriculum Sheet for your major to learn about your academic requirements. Keep in mind that you will attend meetings during orientation that will allow you to ask questions and finalize your schedule before classes begin on January 24, 2022.
- Design + Environmental Analysis
- Fashion Design & Management
- Fiber Science
- Human Biology, Health, and Society
- Nutritional Sciences
- Human Development
- Policy Analysis and Management
- Health Care Policy
There are a number of resources available to help students consider their next steps after graduation. In addition to the resources below, you can also refer to your faculty advisor and/or department's Director of Undergraduate Study.
Office of Student & Career Development
Our counseling and advising staff in the Office of Student & Career Development (1210 MVR Hall) are ready to work with students around how to plan their course schedules and study away, research, and experiential learning opportunities with graduate school and careers in mind. Schedule an appointment with our S&CD staff on our website.
Human Ecology Career Exploration Center (CEC)
The Human Ecology Career Exploration Center (CEC) website has a wealth of information that all Human Ecology students should explore, including drop-in Resume Reviews, Cover-Letter Reviews, Mock Interview Practice, and more. Be sure to check out "Workshops and Events" page to for the upcoming Spring 2022 semester as well as the "Resources" section with many guides to explore career options. Staffed by peer career assistants, the CEC focuses on how students thoughtfully leverage their Human Ecology education to find meaningful graduate school and career opportunities.
Cornell Career Services (CCS)
This centrally located office, 103 Barnes Hall, offers services and resources to complement the specific offerings found in the undergraduate schools and colleges. The Career Services website has a range of health-focused resources (informational materials, career guides, workshops, etc.) to help with your planning and preparation. CCS also supports Cornell Handshake, the information system we use to manage correspondence with our undergraduates as well on-campus recruiting, job postings, and contact with alumni mentors. Be sure to register for Handshake and update your profile when you arrive!
There will be a Pre-Med/Pre-Health orientation for Human Ecology students only on Friday, January 21 at 1:00pm via Zoom. This session is essential if you are considering a career in human health and medicine. The Pre-Med/Pre-Health is intended to be an addition to the mandatory College Briefing meeting (Friday, January 21, 9:30am via Zoom) as well as the mandatory major meeting (Friday, January 21 at 11:00am via Zoom) to discuss how the Pre-Health requirements intersect with your your major and curricular requirements. See the Cornell University New Students website to register for our CHE orientation programs via Zoom, and for any questions regarding Spring 2022 orientation programming.
College of Human Ecology Office of Student and Career Development
Telephone: (607) 255-2532
Appointment Scheduling: www.human.cornell.edu/studentlife/studentdevelopment/advising-counseling
College of Human Ecology Registrar’s Office
Telephone: (607) 255-2235