Student Center and Student Essentials
Student Center and Student Essentials are two ways to access and update your student information.
Student Center reflects the official record of your academic, finance and personal information at Cornell. You will use Student Center to check your enrollment appointment, enroll in classes, view grades, request official transcripts, and review financial accounts including financial aid.
Student Essentials is a one-stop administrative portal that references several data sources (including Student Center) and provides easy access to information regarding registration, enrollment, and student financials. Students use it daily to:
- Verify registration status, holds, class and exam schedules.
- View bursar balance and refunds.
- Manage CornellCard, dining, laundry and other aacounts.
- View financial aid award and access your checklist.
- Explore Courses and Classes at Cornell.
- Access Cmail (Cornell email account).
How to Access Student Center and Student Essentials
Student Center is available at http://studentcenter.cornell.edu.
Student Essentials is available at http://studentessentials.cornell.edu.
You will need your Network ID (NetID) and password for full access to both sites. It is a violation of university policy to share NetIDs and passwords with anyone, including family members.
Using Student Center and Student Essentials
Student Center and Student Essentials have three main areas: Academics, Finances, and Personal Information. The table below will help you figure out what information you can access from each site.
|View class schedule.||Student Essentials||Student Center|
|View grades including current semester grades as they become available.||Student Center|
|View registration status at the beginning of each semester.||Student Essentials||Student Center|
|View holds.||Student Essentials||Student Center|
|View your enrollment appointment.||Student Center|
|Add and drop classes.||Student Center|
|Request official transcripts.||Student Essentials||Student Center|
|View your advisor name(s) and contact information.||Student Essentials||Student Center|
|Access Class Roster, Blackboard and other academic tools.||Student Essentials|
Finances - Bursar and Financial Aid
|Review your bursar account.||Student Essentials||Student Center|
|View a summary of your financial aid award.||Student Essentials||Student Center|
|Access your financial aid checklist.||Student Essentials||Student Center|
|View CornellCard balances and transactions.||Student Essentials|
|Manage meal plan, NetPrint, laundry and other accounts.||Student Essentials|
|Update addresses (a summary of address types are below), phone numbers, and your preferred name.||Student Center|
|Add or remove a FERPA hold by adjusting your privacy settings (see making changes to personal information below).||Student Center|
|Review and update demographic information as needed.||Student Essentials||Student Center|
Making Changes to Personal Information in Student Center
- Scroll to the bottom of the Student Center page (Personal Information section).
- Select the item you want to edit from the "other personal" dropdown list, i.e. adresses, privacy settings.
- Click on the double right arrow button (to the right of the dropdown list).
Help us help you in an emergency. Keep all of your contact information up to date.
|Home||Your W2 will be sent to this address, as will the 1098T tax form the Bursar sends each year, and your diploma.|
|CU Assigned||If you live on campus, this will be filled in and updated automatically by the University.|
|Student Local||Your paycheck will be sent to this address unless you live on campus or have direct deposit.|
|Student International||If you have an international address in addition to your home address (which can be domestic or international), you would enter it with this address type.|
Emergency Contact Information
We collect two types of contact information:
|Emergency Mass Notification||A phone number (text and/or voice) where we would best be able to reach you. This number will ONLY be used to contact you in the event of a campus emergency. To enter or update, choose Emergency Mass Notification from the list under Personal Information.|
|Emergency Contact||Name and phone number for a person to contact in the case of a personal emergency (e.g., you are injured). To enter or update, choose Emergency Contact Info from the list under Personal Information.|
This data is confidential and not shared except with those who need to communicate with you or your Emergency Contact in the event of an emergency.
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