OurCORS

AY2018/2019 Semester 1 Online Module Registration Exercise

This online Module Registration Exercise is for Yale-NUS students and consists of three rounds. Please log-in using your NUSNET ID and password to access OurCORS (Course Online Registration System).

Registration Round Open Close
ROUND ONE Monday,
9 April 2018,
9.00am
 Tuesday,
10 April 2018,
5.00pm​
ROUND TWO Wednesday,
18 April 2018,
9.00am
Friday,
20 April 2018,
5.00pm
ROUND THREE Monday,
23 July 2018,
9.00am
Friday,
24 August 2018,
9.00am

Enquiries

Please email to registry@yale-nus.edu.sg or visit Registry at #03-220 (Elm College building).

Reminders:

  1. Clear any outstanding fees for the current semester in order to participate in the Module Registration Exercise.
  2. Check your Yale-NUS email regularly. You should also send your emails to the College administrators from your Yale-NUS email account to ensure that your emails are properly received and do not land in spam boxes unattended.

Round One

In this round, you can:

  1. Select Yale-NUS modules via OurCORS. Please refer to Module Brief for a list of Yale-NUS offerings.
  2. Select NUS elective modules/NUS Centre for Language Studies (CLS) modules. Please consult your Assistant Dean, Module Advisor or the Head of Studies of your Major/Minor if you wish to read a NUS module that is not available at Yale-NUS. The timelines for registering NUS modules :
NUS Elective Modules NUS CLS Modules
Module Registration Rounds 1, 2 and 3 1, 2
Round 1 Deadline for Registration By 5.00pm on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 By 5.00pm on Tuesday, 10 April 2018
  • To register for NUS elective/NUS CLS modules in Round One, please login to Canvas at this link (active during Round One) and submit your request by 5.00pm on Tuesday, 10 April 2018.
  • As the timetable for NUS modules is not be available until early July, you may wish to register for NUS modules based on your interest should you be submitting your application during Round One and Round Two.
  • Should there be a timetable clash with your Yale-NUS modules after you submit your application in Round One or Round Two, you will need to make adjustments to your choice of modules subsequently.
  • Registration of NUS modules are subject to approval from the respective NUS Faculty/School, and the outcome of your application will only be known near to, or at the start of, AY2018/19 Semester 1.

Please also note the following:

  1. Timetable Planning: You should register for modules that do not clash with your class and exam timetables.
  2. Overload: The recommended workload is 20 MC per semester. However, students may register between 18 MC to 22 MC per semester. This workload includes Common Curriculum modules, Yale-NUS modules, NUS modules and/or NUS CLS language modules. By default, OurCORS allows you to select modules up to a maximum of 22 MC. If you intend to overload beyond 22 MC in the semester, you are required to seek approval from your Assistant Dean. Once approved, you may select the module(s) in Round Two.
    Overload for LAW DDP students: An overload for a Law DDP student would be defined as any module taken in excess of what is stated in your respective schedule of modules found here. Faculty of Law has advised that due to the heavy workload of the Law curriculum, Law DDP students are discouraged from overloading and should not read more than a total of 23 MC in the semester that they are reading Law compulsory modules. Please refer here for the tentative Law DDP class timetables for Semester 1 AY2018/2019.
  3. Underload: You are advised to plan carefully as under loading may affect your graduation progress and ability to complete your degree within the stipulated candidature period. All students are required to register at least 18 MC of workload in a semester. If you intend to underload in the semester, you are required to appeal to your Assistant Dean with supporting reasons. Appeals for underload of less than 15 MC will be further reviewed by the Committee on Academic Standards. Students who are in their graduating semester are allowed to register a minimum of 15 MC without Assistant Dean permission as long as they are on-track to meet graduation requirements.
  4. Common Curriculum Modules (compulsory for students from Class of 2021): Students are to select the following modules in OurCORS and two other elective modules.
    i) YCC2121 Modern Social Thought (Timing options: Wed, Fri 1030-1200hr & Wed 0930-1030hr is represented by Group “A”, and Wed, Fri 1300-1430hr & Wed 0930-1030hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC2121 either Group “A” or “B” in OurCORS.)
    ii) YCC2137 Scientific Inquiry 2 (Timing options: Mon, Thu 1300-1430hr & Mon 1100-1200hr is represented by Group “A”, and Mon, Thu 1630-1800hr & Mon 1100-1200hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC2137 either Group “A” or “B” in OurCORS.)
    iii) Do note that although you are given the option to select your preferred timings for your Common Curriculum seminars, you may be re-allocated to another timing if the timing that you have selected becomes over-subscribed.
  5. Common Curriculum Modules – Historical Immersion modules (applicable to students from Class of 2019 & Class of 2020): Modules designated as fulfilling the Historical Immersion (HI) requirement will be opened to rising Seniors only during Round One module registration so as to award priority to graduating students. These modules include:
    i) YHU3243 Woolf, Historiography, and the Scene of the Modern
    ii) YHU3286 Living and Dying in War: KuoPaoKun’s The Spirits Play
    iii) YHU3291 Sacrifice, Sex, and Power in Medieval Kashmir
    iv) YHU3205 Ming Imperial Voyages
    v) YHU3221 Nietzsche: An Untimely Thinker and His Times
  6. Year-long 10 MC Capstone Project Module (applicable to students graduating at the end of AY2018/2019): You have been pre-allocated with the Capstone Project module, and will be able to view it in your records when you login to OurCORS during the module registration rounds.
  7. Independent Reading and Research (IRR) Module/Special Project in Science (SPS)/Independent Language Study & Research (ILSR) modules : If you are interested to read an independent study module, please refer to the registration forms for IRR,  SPS and ILSR. The deadline to submit your registration for an IRR or SPS module is 5pm on Friday, 17 August 2018.
  8. Module Pre-requisite:
    i) If you meet the pre-requisite of a module that is stated in the form of an A-level or equivalent or in the form of module(s) taken during study abroad, please email Registry for assistance if you encounter any difficulty to add the module.
    ii) If you are currently taking a pre-requisite to the module that you are interested in, you should be able to register for the module in Round One and Two (If you are unable to do so, please notify Registry to assist you). However, upon release of your final examination results, if you have not passed the pre-requisite, you must drop that module and select another in Round Three (unless special permission is given by the module instructor).
    iii) If you do not meet the pre-requisite(s) of a module you wish to register, you may consult with the instructor and seek the permission to register. Thereafter, you should forward the instructor’s email approval to Registry to waive the pre-requisite in OurCORS to allow you to select the modules. By forwarding the approval to Registry, this also serves on the record of your eligibility to apply for that module.
  9. Special Pre-requisite for YHU3288 Installation Art: Entrance to this module requires submission of an art portfolio of 10-20 images along with captions. This can contain artworks of any media that show your motivation for enrolling in this module. Please submit your art portfolio to jack@yale-nus.edu.sg or deposit in the instructor’s mailbox situated at Elm College’s Office no later than noon of Wednesday, 11 April 2018.
  10. Change of Major/Minor: If you plan to change your declared Major/Minor, please submit your request via myYaleNUS. The outcome of the change will be updated in the system once the appropriate approvals are received.
  11. Round One Results: The results of your module selections from Round One will be available for viewing in Round Two. Please note that should you wish to drop an approved module, you may only do so during Round Three as Round Two is only for adding modules.

Round Two

This round is for adding new modules only. You will see the approved modules from Round One and add new modules where necessary. Should you wish to drop an approved module, you may only do so during Round Three.

In this round, you can:

  1. Select additional Yale-NUS modules via OurCORS.
  2. Select additional NUS elective modules/NUS CLS language modules. To register for NUS elective/NUS CLS modules in Round Two, please login to Canvas at this link (active during Round Two).
NUS Elective Modules NUS CLS Modules
Module Registration Rounds 1, 2 and 3 1, 2
Round 2 Deadline for Registration By 5.00pm on Friday, 20 April 2018 By 5.00pm on Friday, 20 April 2018
  • To register for NUS elective/NUS CLS modules in Round Two, please submit your request via Canvas by 5.00pm on Friday, 20 April 2018.
  • As the timetable for NUS modules is not be available until early July, you may wish to register for NUS modules based on your interest should you be submitting your application during Round One and Round Two.
  • Should there be a timetable clash with your Yale-NUS modules after you submit your application in Round One or Round Two, you will need to make adjustments to your choice of modules subsequently.
  • Registration of NUS modules are subject to approval from the respective NUS Faculty/School, and the outcome of your application from Round One and Two will only be known near to, or at the start of, AY2018/19 Semester 1.

Please also note the following:

  1. Overload – If you have previously applied for an overload during Round One, you will be able to select the additional module during this round if your Assistant Dean has approved of your overload.
  2. Common Curriculum Modules – Historical Immersion modules (applicable to students from Class of 2019 & Class of 2020): Modules designated as fulfilling the Historical Immersion (HI) requirement will be opened to rising Seniors and Juniors only during Round Two module registration so as to award priority to graduating students. Rising Seniors are urged to consider the available HI modules in Round Two, and enroll into one at the earliest opportunity. These modules include:
    i) YHU3243 Woolf, Historiography, and the Scene of the Modern
    ii) YHU3286 Living and Dying in War: KuoPaoKun’s The Spirits Play
    iii) YHU3291 Sacrifice, Sex, and Power in Medieval Kashmir
    iv) YHU3221 Nietzsche: An Untimely Thinker and His Times
  3. Independent Reading and Research (IRR) Module/Special Project in Science (SPS)/Independent Language Study & Research (ILSR) modules: If you are interested to read an independent study module, please refer to the registration forms. The deadline to submit your registration for an IRR,  SPS or ILSR module is 5pm on Friday, 17 August 2018.
  4. Module Pre-requisite: The same pre-requisite rules as mentioned above in point 8 under Round One will apply.
  5. Special Pre-requisite for YHU3288 Installation Art: The same pre-requisites as mentioned above in point 9 under Round One will apply. Please submit your art portfolio no later than noon of Monday, 23 April 2018 to jack@yale-nus.edu.sg or deposit in the instructor’s mailbox situated at Elm College’s Office.
  6. Change of Major/Minor: If you plan to change your declared Major/Minor, please submit your request via myYaleNUS. The outcome of the change will be updated in the system once the appropriate approvals are received.
  7. Round Two Results: Registry will send an email to notify students when the results are available for viewing. NUS elective modules and NUS CLS language modules will not be visible yet.
  8. Oversubscribed Modules: You may refer to the Canvas Module Brief to check on the availability of each module during each registration round.

Round Three

In this round, you will be able to make changes (add/drop) to your approved modules:

  1. Drop and select Yale-NUS modules via OurCORS.
  2. Select NUS modules.
  • To register for NUS elective modules in Round Three, you must complete and submit the Module Add/Drop Form to your respective Assistant Dean by 5.00pm on Friday, 17 August 2018. Late submissions will not be considered.  Applications for NUS CLS Language modules is closed for this round. The outcome of your application will only be known near to, or at the start of AY2018/19 Semester 1.
  • Students who may be interested in graduate modules offered by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy may refer to here.
  1. Drop your approved NUS elective module/NUS CLS language module by submitting the Module Add/Drop Form to your Assistant Dean. Given the extensive negotiations between the host Faculty/School and Yale-NUS to place you into NUS electives, you should think carefully before dropping these modules. Contact your Assistant Dean to discuss your reasons for wanting to do so.

Please also note the following:

  1. Overload: Unless an ‘overload’ was already approved in previous rounds, you can appeal to your Assistant Dean to overload in this Round. You will be able to add the module(s) during this Round once your Assistant Dean has approved your appeal.
  2. Common Curriculum section allocations: You may check your allocated section group in this round.
  3. Independent Reading and Research (IRR) Module/Special Project in Science (SPS)/Independent Language Study & Research (ILSR) modules: If you are interested to read an independent study module, please refer to the registration forms. The deadline to submit your registration for an IRR,  SPS and ILSR module is 5pm on Friday, 17 August 2018.
  4. Module Pre-requisite: The same pre-requisite rules as mentioned above in point 8 under Round One will apply. Reminder: If you have not passed a module in Semester 2 that is a pre-requisite to the module that you have been allocated for Semester 1 AY2018/19, you are not eligible to read the module and should proceed to drop the module during Round Three, unless otherwise approved by the instructor.
  5. Change of Major/Minor: If you plan to change your declared Major/Minor, please submit your request via myYaleNUS. The outcome of the change will be updated in the system once the appropriate approvals are received.
  6. Round Three Results:  As Round Three spans from Monday, 23 July 2018 to Friday, 24 August 2018, after you have selected a Yale-NUS module, you can check for the result via OurCORS the following week, on these dates after 6.00 pm: Friday, 27 July 2018 Friday, 3 August 2018 / Friday, 10 August 2018 / Friday, 17 August 2018 / Friday, 24 August 2018 (these dates may be subject to changes).
  7. Drop module beyond Round Three: OurCORS will close after 9.00 am, Friday, 24 August 2018. If you would like to drop a module, please download and complete the hard copy of the Yale-NUS Module Add/Drop Form.

 

Important Timelines

Please refer to the important timelines below for dropping of module. Do ensure that the duly completed form is received by your Assistant Dean by the stated deadline.

 

Type of Modules Last date to add Last date to drop without ‘W’ grade Last date to drop with a ‘W’ grade but without ‘F’ grade
Yale-NUS 5MC full semester modules / Yale-NUS 2MC full semester modules Friday,
24 August 2018,
9.00am
Friday,
28 September 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
16 November 2018,
5.00pm
Yale-NUS half semester modules (first half) Friday,
17 August 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
31 August 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
21 September 2018,
5.00pm
Yale-NUS half semester modules (second half) Friday,
24 August 2018,
9.00am
Friday,
19 October 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
9 November 2018,
5.00pm
Yale-NUS 2MC Independent Study modules or 5MC Special Project in Science (IRR/ILSR/SPS) Friday,
17 August 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
28 September 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
16 November 2018,
5.00pm
NUS elective modules Friday,
17 August 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
24 August 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
28 September 2018,
5.00pm
NUS CLS language modules Friday,
20 April 2017,
5.00pm
Friday,
24 August 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
28 September 2018,
5.00pm

Updated: 11 July 2018