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

Students who wish to register for a fully enrolled section of Art Humanities or Music Humanities will be unable to do so via SSOL. However, they may file an e-petition available on the Center for the Core Curriculum site.

The Core Registration Petition period runs from the first Tuesday of classes to the following Monday. The last day to drop a Core class is the Friday of the second week of classes. Visit the GS Academic Calendar for specific dates.

University Writing

Students are not guaranteed a section change and can only be occasionally accommodated in rare cases of a schedule conflict with other Core or required courses. 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