Fall 2019 courses

Due to high demand for some of our Information Science courses, INFO 1200, INFO 1300, and INFO 2300, we restrict enrollment to students affiliated with Information Science and to students who are unaffiliated or undeclared. To handle these large enrollments, students will have the oppurtunity to add themselves to the waitlist during January enrollment. We will then choose a certain number of students from the waitlist using the following criteria:

  1. Current IS or STS majors
  2. Those needing the class to affiliate (senior to freshman)
  3. IS minors (senior to freshman)
  4. Seniors in other fields
  5. All other students by order of priority on waitlist
  6. Section swaps (for those enrolled) – you are responsible for finding someone willing to trade. If you won’t be staying in the class please drop sooner rather than later

Some courses not included in the above information may still offer a waitlist, however the waitlist will be ran by the instructor. Criteria and avalibility for any courses not listed above will vary. Please contact the instructor for more information.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Terry Horgan at tmh233@cornell.edu

Who should get on the waitlist?

Students who fall into one or more of the categories listed below should add themselves to the waitlist. Please note that these categories are listed in no particular order, and they do not necessarily dictate a student’s priority in the waitlist queue. .

  • Information Science majors
  • Students who have applied to the  IS major but have not yet affiliated
  • Students Minoring in Information Science
  • Students from other majors that need IS classes to fulfill majors

IMPORTANT: Permission numbers are sent to students on the waitlists every Tuesday and Thursday during add/drop. Students should get on the waitlist as soon as the add/drop period begins - even if the class is not yet full, and IS students should only need to add themselves to the waitlist if a class becomes full. (See instructions below.)

How do I add myself to a waitlist?

  1. Students may add themselves to the waitlist via Student Center during the add/drop period. Waitlisting will NOT ALWAYS be an option during pre-enrollment. 
  2. If waitlisting is an option, you will see a "Wait list if class is full" checkbox on the "Select classes to add - Enrollment Preferences" page in Student Center. (NOTE: This is the same process as IS waitlisting in fall 2018.)
  3. If you are a non-IS student or if you suspect that the class is or will be full, be sure to check the "Wait list if class is full" checkbox BEFORE proceeding any further in the enrollment process. There will be no other opportunity to add yourself to the waitlist once you pass this screen, and you will then have to start over from the beginning in order to do so.
  4. Once all of the classes you are requesting have been added to your shopping cart, click “Finish Enrolling” to complete your enrollment request.
  5. For more detailed enrollment instructions, please click here.

*It is important to note that adding yourself to the waitlist does not guarantee that you will be admitted to the class.

Enrollment in most of the courses below is limited to students in Information Science. If a course is not full and has no one on the waitlist, it will be opened for general enrollment to the entire Cornell community. Please continue to check this page as the semester approaches for more information. 

Course Number Waitlist Capacity Waitlist Status
INFO 1300 300 Will open for Fall Enrollment


Last Updated: March 1, 2019