OurCORS

AY2018/2019 Semester 2 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,
5 November 2018,
9.00am
 Wednesday,
7 November 2018,
5.00pm
ROUND TWO Wednesday,
14 November 2018,
9.00am
Friday,
16 November 2018,
5.00pm
ROUND THREE Monday,
7 January 2019,
9.00am
Friday,
25 January 2019,
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 Wednesday, 7 November 2018 By 5.00pm on Wednesday, 7 November 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 Wednesday, 7 November 2018.
  • As the timetable for NUS modules is not available until late November, you may wish to register for NUS modules based on your interest should you be submitting your application during Round One and Round Two. Students who may be interested in modules offered by the NUS University Scholars Programme can consider this list of modules here.
  • 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 at the start of AY2018/19 Semester 2. Students reading NUS modules are subject to the NUS policy and guidelines governing these modules.

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. Although you may apply for an overload with your Assistant Dean during Round One and Round Two, please note that you will only be able to select the additional Yale-NUS module and/or that the additional NUS/NUS CLS module will only be added to you during Round Three if your Assistant Dean approves of your overload. Note Round Two is only for students to add new module(s) if they have not been successful in all of the modules that they have applied for in Round One.
    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 Law DDP class timetables for Semester 2 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. However, enrolling in less than 15MCs requires a petition to CAS (Committee on Academic Standards). The petition should be submitted well in advance of the “Add” module deadline so that you are still in time to add a module in the event that your appeal is not successful. Students who are in their graduating semester are allowed to register a minimum of 15 MC without Assistant Dean’s permission as long as they are on-track to meet graduation requirements.
  4. Common Curriculum Modules (compulsory for students from Class of 2022): Students are to select the following modules in OurCORS and one other elective module.
    i) YCC1112 Literature and Humanities 2 (Timing options: Tue, Fri 1030-1200hr & Tue 0930-1030hr is represented by Group “A”, and Tue, Fri 1430-1600hr & Tue 0930-1030hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC1112 either Group “A” or “B” only in OurCORS.)
    ii) YCC1114 Philosophy and Political Thought 2 (Timing options: Mon, Thu 1300-1430hr & Mon 0930-1030hr is represented by Group “A”, and Mon, Thu 1630-1800hr & Mon 0930-1030hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC1114 either Group “A” or “B” only in OurCORS.)
    iii) YCC1131 Scientific Inquiry 1 (Timing options: Tue, Fri 1300-1430hr & Mon 1100-1200hr is represented by Group “A”, and Tue, Fri 1630-1800hr & Mon 1100-1200hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC1131 either Group “A” or “B” only in OurCORS.)
    iv) 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 Year 4 students only during Round One module registration so as to award priority to graduating students. Please find the complete list of HI modules on the Module Brief.
  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 or ILSR module is 5pm on Friday, 18 January 2019.
  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 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. Portfolio submission: Entrance to these 3 modules requires (a) module selection in OurCORS system and (b) submission of a portfolio to support the application. To submit your portfolio, please login to Canvas here (active during Round One). Please note that your portfolio submission needs to be anonymized i.e. the instructor is expected to evaluate the portfolios without knowing student names or IDs and the instructor will convey the final decisions or rankings to Registry. As such, please do not state your name or ID on the portfolio. Registry will be able to identify you via your Canvas account details. Submissions that are not in order may result in delay, or risk being rejected.
    i) YHU4214 Advanced Creative Nonfiction: Entrance to this module requires submission of one or two examples of nonfiction of no more than 3000 words.
    ii) YHU4216 Advanced Poetry Writing: Entrance into this course requires submission of a portfolio of up to five poems. You may wish to note that the pre-requisite of this module is YHU1210 Introduction to Writing Poetry. If you have not taken the pre-requisite module previously, please include a letter expressing your interest with a detailed account of your writing/publication experience in addition to the portfolio of up to five poems.
  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.
  12. Availability of Modules: You may refer to the Module Brief to check on the availability of each module prior to the start of each registration round.

Round Two

This round is for adding new modules only, if you have not been successful in all of the modules that you have applied for in Round One. You will see the approved modules from Round One and add new modules where necessary. If you are satisfied with the modules that you have been approved for from Round One and do not need to add any more module(s), you do not need to take further action in Round Two. 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, 16 November 2018 By 5.00pm on Friday, 16 November 2018
  • To register for NUS elective/NUS CLS modules in Round Two, please submit your request via Canvas by 5.00pm on Friday, 16 November 2018.
  • As the timetable for NUS modules is not be available until late November, you may wish to register for NUS modules based on your interest should you be submitting your application during Round One and Round Two. Students who may be interested in modules offered by the NUS University Scholars Programme can consider this list of modules here. Students who may be interested in graduate modules offered by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy may refer to here.
  • 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 at the start of, AY2018/19 Semester 2. Students reading NUS modules are subject to the NUS policy and guidelines governing these modules.

Please also note the following:

  1. Overload – Although you may apply for an overload with your Assistant Dean during Round One and Round Two, please note that you will only be able to select the additional Yale-NUS module and/or that the additional NUS/NUS CLS module will only be added to you during Round Three if your Assistant Dean approves of your overload. Note Round Two is only for students to add new module(s) if they have not been successful in all of the modules that they have applied for in Round One.
  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 Year 4 and Year 3 students only during Round Two module registration so as to award priority to graduating students. Year 4 students who are unsuccessful in enrolling into a HI module during Round One module registration must consider the available HI modules in Round Two, and enroll into one.
  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, 18 January 2019.
  4. Module Pre-requisite: The same instructions as mentioned above in point 8 under Round One will apply.
  5. Portfolio submission: The same instructions as mentioned above in point 9 under Round One will apply. Please submit your portfolio no later than noon of Saturday, 17 November 2018.
  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 within 2 to 3 weeks after the close of Round Two module registration. NUS elective modules and NUS CLS language modules will not be visible yet.
  8. Availability of Modules: You may refer to the Module Brief to check on the availability of each module prior to the start of 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, 18 January 2019. 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 at the start of AY2018/19 Semester 2.
  • Students who may be interested in modules offered by the NUS University Scholars Programme can consider this list of modules here.
  • 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: You will be able to add the additional module(s) during this Round if your Assistant Dean has approved your overload request from previous rounds. Otherwise, you can submit your overload request to your Assistant Dean in this Round. Once approved, you will be able to select the additional module(s) in OurCORS system.
  2. Common Curriculum section allocations: You may check your allocated group section 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, 18 January 2019.
  4. Module Pre-requisite: The same instructions as mentioned above in point 8 under Round One will apply. Reminder: If you have not passed a module in Semester 1 that is a pre-requisite to the module that you have been allocated for Semester 2 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, 7 January 2019 to Friday, 25 January 2019, 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, 11 January 2019  Friday, 18 January 2019 / Wednesday, 23 January 2019 / Friday, 25 January 2019.
  7. Drop module beyond Round Three: OurCORS will close after 9.00 am, Friday, 25 January 2019. 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,
25 January 2019,
9.00am
Friday,
1 March 2019,
5.00pm
Friday,
19 April 2019,
5.00pm
Yale-NUS half semester modules (first half) Friday,
18 January 2019,
5.00pm
Friday,
1 February 2019,
5.00pm
Friday,
22 February 2019,
5.00pm
Yale-NUS half semester modules (second half) Friday,
25 January 2019,
9.00am
Friday,
22 March 2019,
5.00pm
Friday,
12 April 2019,
5.00pm
Yale-NUS 2MC Independent Study modules or 5MC Special Project in Science (IRR/ILSR/SPS) Friday,
18 January 2019,
5.00pm
Friday,
1 March 2019,
5.00pm
Friday,
19 April 2019,
5.00pm
NUS elective modules Friday,
18 January 2019,
5.00pm
Friday,
25 January 2019,
5.00pm
Friday,
1 March 2019,
5.00pm
NUS CLS language modules Friday,
16 November 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
25 January 2019,
5.00pm
Friday,
1 March 2019,
5.00pm

Updated: 20 November 2018