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John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines
101 McGraw Hall • Cornell University • Ithaca, NY 14853 • 607-255-4061

SPRING 2015 First-year writing seminars

Electronic Submission of Spring 2015
First-Year Writing Seminar Ballots

Ballot Submission is Wednesday, November 12th, 9am
to Tuesday, November 18th, 11:59pm.

FWS offerings will be viewable Monday, November 10th.

fws.arts.cornell.edu/ballot

Those without a NetID may view FWS offerings starting Monday, November 10th.

fws.arts.cornell.edu/viewcourses

Ballot submission is NOT first-come, first served.

Students should aim to satisfy their First-Year Writing Seminar requirement during their first year. First-year students have priority access to spaces in First-Year Writing Seminars, and balloting for FWSs is open only to freshmen, sophomores, and first-year transfer students; continuing juniors and seniors may add an FWS only during the add/drop period. Effective 2016-17, continuing Juniors and Seniors may not enroll in a FWS.

To find open First-Year Writing Seminars during the Add/Drop period, go to the Student Center. At the search screen, click on “Additional Search Criteria,” then choose “FWS Session” from the “Session” field. This will show you all open FWS classes.

Transfer students: English 2880-2890, a cluster of writing courses for sophomores, juniors, and seniors, may fulfill a First-Year Writing Seminar requirement for those who need it. Students enroll for these sections through Student Center.

IMPORTANT DATES:

• Submit your electronic ballot starting Wednesday, November 12th, and no later than Tuesday, November 18th, 11:59pm.

Change your ballot as often as you wish.
Only the last submission will count; all earlier submissions will be erased.

• Ballot results on Student Center by Tuesday, November 25th.

• Electronic Add/Drop for FWS starts Friday, January 16th.
*This date applies to both upper classmen and first-year students

• Writing seminars begin Wednesday, January 21st.

The last day to add an FWS is Wednesday, February 4th.

 

BALLOT SUBMISSION DETAILS:

To enroll in a First-Year Writing Seminar for Spring 2015, go to the above URL (from 11/12-11/18) and select five (5) choices for your ballot. There will be pull down pick-lists sorted by Department and by Day/Time.

Submit your electronic ballot starting Wednesday, November 12th and no later than 11:59 pm Tuesday, November 18th.

If you submit a ballot and then decide to cancel your ballot submission, please delete your ballot.

You may change your ballot as many times as you like, from November 12th until November 18th; only the last submission will count.

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR BALLOT SELECTIONS DO NOT CONFLICT WITH ANY OTHER CLASSES FOR WHICH YOU HAVE PRE-ENROLLED.

If you do not submit a ballot, you may add an FWS beginning
Friday January 16th, 2015, the start of the add/drop period.

IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ENTER A BALLOT:

Matriculated Students: If you are or will be a matriculated freshman, sophomore, or transfer student (juniors and seniors add FWSs during add/drop) in one of the seven undergraduate colleges/schools at Cornell, but the system does not recognize your NetID, e-mail Donna O'Hora (dlo1) no later than noon on Tuesday, November 18th (you may be in the University's system, but not in the locally-kept database). Be sure to include your NetID (Cornell email address), CUID (7-digit number), Class (freshman, sophomore, or transfer student), and College.

Continuing Education Students: Extramural students may add a First-Year Writing Seminar starting January 21st, at the Office of Continuing Education, B20 Day Hall.

AOL Users: The Cornell login system, Kerberos, does not function with AOL's browser. AOL users should use a native version of Internet Explorer, NetScape, or Safari on a Macintosh. AOL users may also try another entry location.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Donna O'Hora, at dlo1@cornell.edu.

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