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

Fall 2014 First-year writing seminars

Electronic Submission of Fall 2014
First-Year Writing Seminar Ballots

Ballot Submission is Wednesday, July 9th, 9am
to Sunday, July 20th, 11:59pm.

FWS offerings will be viewable Monday, July 7th.

fws.arts.cornell.edu/ballot

Those without a NetID may view FWS offerings starting Monday, July 7th.

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, July 9th, and no later than Sunday, July 20th, 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 Monday, August 4th.

• Electronic Add/Drop for FWS starts Monday, August 25th.
*This date applies to both upper classmen and first-year students

• Writing seminars begin Tuesday, August 26th.

The last day to add an FWS is Tuesday, September 9th.

 

BALLOT SUBMISSION DETAILS:

To enroll in a First-Year Writing Seminar for Fall 2014, go to the above URL (from 7/9-7/20) 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, July 9th and no later than 11:59 pm Sunday, July 20th.

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 July 9th until July 20th; 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
Monday August 25th, 2014, 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 Thursday, July 17th (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 August 25th, 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.