Key Academic Dates. Information about important dates–including start of the semester, last day of classes, add/drop deadlines, etc.
Office of the University Registrar. The Office of the University Registrar (OUR) serves as the custodian of student academic records, coordinates course enrollment and registration, and manages the student information system.
Financial Aid Office. They can answer any questions regarding your financial aid package.
Office of the Bursar. For any questions related to payment of tuition, fees and any other charges.
Office of the University Ombudsman. A place to receive confidential information about your resources and options if you have any issues with the university.
Academic Support and Accomodations:
- (LSC) is the central academic support unit for undergraduates at Cornell University. The LSC strives to actively engage students in the learning process and support their efforts to become more successful and independent learners.
- Services offered: Statistics Lab, Study skills workshops and resources, time management resources, Scholarship programs, Study groups, e-portfolio. Supplemental courses for Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Math, and Physics, Individual tutoring and office hours for those courses.
- SDS facilitates services and accommodations so that Cornell students with documented disabilities enjoy the same opportunities as their peers with the greatest degree of independence possible. SDS certifies eligibility for services, determines reasonable accommodations, and develops plans for the provision of accommodations for students.
- OADI works for the inclusion and achievement across the Cornell campus so that students of all backgrounds excel in reaching their academic goals. OADI seeks to ensure a high-quality academic and intellectual experience for all at Cornell.
- OADI offers a wealth of resources and services to students from backgrounds historically less likely to have been represented on campus.
- The John S. Knight Institute supports writing seminars and writing intensive courses in a broad spectrum of academic disciplines and at all levels of undergraduate education; it also engages in a variety of outreach activities.
- The Knight Institute coordinates the First Year Writing Seminars and the Writing in the Majors Program among others; the institute also offers writing assistance during walk-in hours and workshops.
- The Tatkon Center serves as an intellectual, support, and resource center for first-year and transfer students. Different workshops, courses and services are offered there throughout the academic year.
- Workshops, language lab, media library in 19 languages, language learning resources.
Academic Advising and Tutoring:
- Architecture, Art, and Planning
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Engineering
- College of Human Ecology
- ILR School
- Dyson School
Specialized tutoring (additional to that provided by the Learning Strategies Center):
- Computer Science
- Mathematics Support Service,
- Physics Tutoring Center
- For Engineering students, different topics & specific courses
Career Advising & Exploration:
- Cornell Career Services – Identify strengths and interests, explore different possibilities, create strategies for the future
- General career advising, per college/school
- Graduate school
- Public Service
Career exploration resources online
- Resources from Cornell Career Services
- Link library (very comprehensive)
- Planning Your Future – From UC Berkeley, very comprehensive (free)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook – database of different occupations.
- Self-Directed Search ($9.95)
- O*Net Online – gives the basic knowledge, skills, abilities, etc., required for each type of job.
- Career test (to find careers that fit your personality; free)
Online tests that can help you explore careers that match your strengths and personality:
- Multiple intelligences assessment (free)
- Strengths test (free) – gives out a rank of 34 talents that can be cultivated to become strengths.
- Emotional Intelligence Test (basic percentage score: free; detailed: $9.95)
- Work values test (free)
- Jung Personality Test (free) – gives you an evaluation of your personality types.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Talk about your concerns about yourself or others with trained professionals from Cornell Health staff
Let’s Talk. Walk-ins, several locations on campus with trained professionals from Cornell Health staff
EARS. Student-run. Talk with a fellow student, who has been trained to support you.
Let’s Meditate. Mindfulness meditation, offered in different locations on campus.
Other important resources:
- Cornell Caring Community
- Academic Support – Resources webpage from AAP
- International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)
- Cornell Abroad
- Student and Campus Life Units and Programs
Note: If there is a resource you would recommend to your peers, please let us know!