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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 2016 First-year writing seminars

Electronic Submission of Spring 2017
First-Year Writing Seminar Ballots

Ballot Submission is Wednesday, November 9th, 9am
to Tuesday, November 15th, 11:59pm.

FWS offerings will be viewable Monday, November 7th.

fws.arts.cornell.edu/ballot

Those without a NetID may view FWS offerings starting Monday, November 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. Balloting for FWSs is open only to freshmen, sophomores, and first-semester transfer students; juniors and seniors are not eligible to enroll in First-Year Writing Seminars, neither by ballot nor through electronic add/drop.

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 9th, 9:00 am and no later than Tuesday, November 15th, 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 Wednesday, November 23rd.

• Electronic Add/Drop for FWS starts Friday, January 20th.
*This date applies to freshman, sophomores, and first-semester transfer students.

• Writing seminars begin Wednesday, January 25th.

The last day to add an FWS is Wednesday, February 8th.

 

BALLOT SUBMISSION DETAILS:

To enroll in a First-Year Writing Seminar for Spring 2017, go to the above URL (from 11/9 - 11/15) 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 9th and no later than 11:59 pm Tuesday, November 15th.

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, November 9th until November 15th; 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 20th, 2017, 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 first-semester transfer student in one of the seven undergraduate colleges/schools at Cornell, but the system does not recognize your NetID, e-mail Donna Newton (dlo1) no later than 4pm on Tuesday, November 15th (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 must receive permission from the Knight Institute to add a First-Year Writing Seminar starting January, 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 Newton, at dlo1@cornell.edu.

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