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 period for the 2024-2025 academic year are:

  • Fall 2024: 12:00 a.m. EST, September 3 through 11:59 p.m. EST, September 5
  • Spring 2025: 12:00 a.m. EST, Tuesday, January 21 through 11:59 p.m. EST, Thursday, January 23

The Core Petition Form will become available during the Fall and Spring petition period windows.

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