Core Registration and Petitions

All students are strongly encouraged to consult their academic advisors before making any decisions regarding their Core registration. Registration for Core courses takes place online during the regular course registration periods.

Core Petitions

If students are unable to enroll in a section of Art Humanities, Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, or Music Humanities via SSOL, they may file a Core petition online. The Core registration petition period opens at 12:00am ET on Tuesday, September 5, and will close at 11:59pm ET on Thursday, September 7. During this period, students may file a core registration petition using this online form:

The last day to drop a Core class is the Friday of the second week of classes. Please visit the GS Academic Calendar for specific dates.

University Writing

Students are advised not to contact University Writing professors directly as sections cannot be modified by course instructors.

Literature Humanities and Contemporary Civilization

Students enrolled in Literature Humanities or Contemporary Civilization in the fall will have their registration automatically rolled over into the spring semester by the Registrar.

GS students may petition to enroll in Columbia College sections of Literature Humanities and Contemporary Civilization by writing to