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The Office of the University Registrar determines student registration status. In order to be considered a registered student by the University, a student must:

  • settle all financial accounts, including current semester tuition;
  • clear any holds, whether these are from the Bursar's Office, Gannett Health Center, the Judicial Administrator, or your college;
  • satisfy New York State health requirements.

Students can check their registration status at the beginning of the semester using Student Center. Look at the “Holds” box on the home page of Student Center. If you have no holds, you are registered with the University. If you have a hold that says:

  • “No Registration, Trans, Diploma” or
  • “No Registration”

then you are not registered. It is possible for there to be other Holds listed that do not affect registration. Click on “Details,” then click on the “Hold Item” link to find out what is affected and how to clear the hold.

After the third week of classes you will lose access to university services and be charged a $350.00 late fee, in addition to finance charges. If you register after the sixth week of classes, you will be charged a $500 late fee, in addition to finance charges. Failure to register will impact financial aid, loan deferments and health benefits that rely on in-school status. This may also affect the ability to use certain services on campus such as your Cornell Card, Library Services and Gannett Health Services.

Students can see their class schedules on Student Center before they are actually registered. Don't use this as an indication that you are registered!

Contact Information

Office of the University Registrar
B07 Day Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-4232

Mon-Fri 8:00-4:15

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