OurCORS

AY2017/2018 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).

NOTICE: Round Three module registration has ended on 25 August 2017 at 9:00hr (Singapore Timing).

Registration Round Open Close
ROUND ONE Monday,
3 April 2017,
9.00am
 Tuesday,
4 April 2017,
5.00pm​
ROUND TWO Wednesday,
12 April 2017,
9.00am
Thursday,
13 April 2017,
5.00pm
ROUND THREE Monday,
24 July 2017,
9.00am
Friday,
25 August 2017,
9.00am

Reminders:

  1. Please ensure that you have cleared any outstanding fees for the current semester in order to participate in the Module Enrolment Exercise.
  2. You are reminded to check your emails via your Yale-NUS email account to ensure that you do not miss out important emails. 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).
    Remember that the College is already offering a wide range of module selections for you, and you are encouraged to get the best experience out of it. However, if you wish to read a NUS (non-CLS) module that is not available at Yale-NUS, you can opt to submit your application for:
  • NUS (non-CLS) modules during Round One, Round Two, or Round Three up until 5.00pm on Friday, 18 August 2017.
  • NUS CLS modules during Round One and Round Two up until 5.00pm on Thursday, 13 April 2017 as NUS CLS requires our students’ applications earlier for processing.
  • To for register NUS elective/NUS CLS modules in Round One, please login to Canvas at this link to complete and submit your module add request by 5.00pm on Tuesday, 4 April 2017. As the timetable for NUS modules may 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. Furthermore, 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, AY2017/18 Semester 1.

Please also note the following:

  1. Timetable Planning: You should register for modules that do not clash with your class and exam timetable, as class attendance and participation is critical to helping you maximise your learning experience at our College.
  2. Overload: The recommended workload is 20MC per semester. Students are required to register between 18MC to 22MC per semester. By default, you are only allowed to select modules up to a maximum of 22MC in total. This workload includes Common Curriculum modules, Yale-NUS elective modules, NUS elective modules and/or NUS CLS language modules that you may read. For LAW DDP students from Class of 2017, 2018, 2019, the default maximum Yale-NUS workload limit are 5MC in Semester 2 AY2016/2017 *. Anything beyond these default maximum workload limits is considered an overload. Taking on an overload will demand your full commitment, and any decision to do so should be considered in close consultation with your Faculty Advisor, Head of Study, and Vice-Rector. Overloads should be requested sparingly. Requesting an overload is not a mechanism for registering for five modules as a way to delay making a decision about which four modules a student intends to take next semester. If you drop the module you have enrolled in as an overload, it will affect your chances of obtaining approval for overloads in the future. Please email your Vice Rector if you would like to appeal for an overload and download the Overload Form. Once approved, you must select the module(s) in Round Two.
    * 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 23MC in the semester that they are reading Law compulsory modules.
  3. Underload: Students are required to register at least 18MC of workload in a semester. Please email your Vice Rector if you need to appeal for an underload with substantiating reasons (appeals for underload of less than 15MC will be further reviewed by Committee for Academic Standards). Do be mindful that applying for an underload might affect your graduation progress and ability to complete your graduation requirements within the stipulated candidature period, hence you are advised to plan carefully. Students who are in their graduating semester are allowed to register a minimum of 15MC without Vice Rector permission as long as they are on-track to meet graduation requirements.
  4. Module Pre-requisite:
    • 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).
    • If you do not meet the pre-requisite(s) of a module you wish to register for, OR if the pre-requisite of a module is being stated in the form of a High School qualification or equivalent (e.g. A-level Mathematics), OR if you have fulfilled the pre-requisite in the form of module(s) taken during study abroad, you may consult with the instructor and seek his/her permission to register for the module. Thereafter, you may forward the instructor’s email approval to Registry to waive the pre-requisite in OurCORS to allow you to select the module.
  5. Common Curriculum Modules (compulsory for students from Class of 2020): Students are to select the following modules in OurCORS and two other elective modules. Do note that even though you are given the option to select your preferred timings for your Common Curriculum seminar, you may be re-allocated to another timing if the timing that you have selected becomes over-subscribed.
    • YCC2121 Modern Social Thought (Timing options: Wed, Fri 1030-1200hr & Wed 0900-1000hr is represented by Group “A”, and Wed, Fri 1300-1430hr & Wed 0900-1000hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC2121 either Group “A” or “B” in OurCORS.)
    • 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.)
  6. Common Curriculum Modules – Historical Immersion modules (applicable to students from Class of 2018 & Class of 2019): 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 who need to fulfill the HI requirement.
  7. Year-long 10MC Capstone Project Module (applicable to students graduating at end of AY2017/2018 or at end of Semester 1 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.
  8. Directed Language Study Modules (via Yale): If you are interested in taking a directed language module via Yale (e.g. Italian, Portuguese, Russian, or Sanskrit), please email our Language Coordinator, VR Eduardo Lage-Otero <eduardo.lageotero@yale-nus.edu.sg> so that he may look into this possibility and advise you. At this point, such Directed Language Study modules are not available for selection within OurCORS.
  9. 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 August 2017.
  10. Special Pre-requisites for Writing Modules:
    • YHU3244 Writing Pedagogy and Practice – Entrance into this module requires submission of a cover letter stating your interest in the course, an academic writing sample (3-5 pages double spaced). Students also have the option of submitting a creative writing sample, although this is not required. In your cover letter, include your class standing, residential college, and past writing courses taken. Please submit your portfolio no later than noon of Wednesday 5 April 2017 to writers.centre@yale-nus.edu.sg. Please select the module in OurCORS module registration system, before submitting your portfolio to writers.centre@yale-nus.edu.sg. Admission will be on a rolling basis and the class will be closed to further enrolment once the cap has been reached. Decisions will be made within four days of submission.
    •  YHU4214 Advanced Creative Nonfiction – YHU2202 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction. Entrance into this course requires submission of a portfolio of one or two examples of creative nonfiction of no more than 3000 words combined. Please include cover page with name, class standing, and past writing courses taken. Please submit your portfolio no later than noon of Wednesday 5 April 2017 to writers.centre@yale-nus.edu.sg. Please select the module in OurCORS module registration system, before submitting your portfolio to writers.centre@yale-nus.edu.sg. Admission will be on a rolling basis and the class will be closed to further enrolment once the cap has been reached. Decisions will be made within four days of submission.
    • YHU4215 Advanced Fiction Writing YHU1212 Introduction to Fiction. Entrance into this course requires submission of a portfolio of one or two stories of no more than 3000 words combined. Please include cover page with name, class standing, and past writing courses taken. Please submit your portfolio no later than noon of Wednesday 5 April 2017 to writers.centre@yale-nus.edu.sg. Please select the module in OurCORS module registration system, before submitting your portfolio to writers.centre@yale-nus.edu.sg. Admission will be on a rolling basis and the class will be closed to further enrolment once the cap has been reached. Decisions will be made within four days of submission.
  11. Change of Major/Minor: If you plan to change your major or minor, please download the Change of Major/Minor form and submit the completed form (duly endorsed by your new Head of Study) to your Vice Rector by the end of Instructional Week 2 i.e. 5.00pm on Friday, 25 August 2017.
  12. Round One Results: The results of your module selections from Round One will be available for viewing upon the official opening of 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

In this round, you can act upon the results from Round One:

  1. Select additional Yale-NUS modules via OurCORS.
  2. Select additional NUS elective modules/NUS CLS language modules via Canvas at this link. To register for NUS elective/NUS CLS modules in Round Two, please complete and submit your module add request by 5:00pm on Thursday, 13 April 2017. 

Please also note the following:

  1. In Round Two, you will see the approved modules from Round One. NUS elective modules and NUS CLS language modules will not be visible yet. This round is only for adding modules. Should you wish to drop an approved module, you may only do so during Round Three.
  2. Common Curriculum Modules – Historical Immersion modules (applicable to students from Class of 2018 & Class of 2019): 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 who need to fulfill the HI requirement. Thereafter, any remaining vacancies will be made available to all students during Round Three module registration.
  3. Module Pre-requisite: The same pre-requisite rules as mentioned above in point 4 under Round One will apply.
  4. Special Pre-requisites for Writing Modules: The same pre-requisites as mentioned above in point 10 under Round One will apply. Please submit your portfolio no later than 5.00pm of Thursday 13 April 2017 to writers.centre@yale-nus.edu.sg. Please select the module in OurCORS module registration system, before submitting your portfolio to writers.centre@yale-nus.edu.sg. Admission will be on a rolling basis and the class will be closed to further enrolment once the cap has been reached. Decisions will be made within four days of submission.
  5. Fully Subscribed Groups/Modules: Please refer to the latest list at Round 3 section.
  6. Directed Language Study Modules (via Yale): If you are interested in taking a directed language module via Yale (e.g. Italian, Portuguese, Russian, or Sanskrit), please email our Language Coordinator, VR Eduardo Lage-Otero <eduardo.lageotero@yale-nus.edu.sg> so that he may look into this possibility and advise you. At this point, such Directed Language Study modules are not available for selection within OurCORS.
  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 August 2017.
  8. Change of Major/Minor: If you plan to change your major or minor, please download the Change of Major/Minor form and submit the completed form (duly endorsed by your new Head of Study) to your Vice Rector by the end of Instructional Week 2 i.e. 5.00pm on Friday, 25 August 2017.
  9. 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.

 

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 (non-CLS) modules.
    The timetable for NUS modules will be officially published on 6 July 2017 at the NUS CORS Module Information Listing.

    • Students who may be interested in graduate modules offered by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy may refer to this link for their timetable.
    • Students who may be interested in graduate modules offered by the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health may refer to the module listing and class as well as exam timetable (registration deadline given by SSHSPH is 28 July 2017, hence please submit your completed registration to Registry before 28 July).

    To register for NUS elective modules in Round Three, you must complete and submit the Module Add/Drop Form to your respective Vice Rector by 5.00pm on Friday, 18 August 2017. Late submissions will not be considered. The outcome of your application will only be known near to, or at the start of AY2017/18 Semester 1.

  3. Applications for NUS CLS Language modules will be considered only on a case-by-case basis during this round. The outcome of your application will only be known near to, or at the start of AY2017/18 Semester 1.
  4. Drop your approved NUS elective module/NUS CLS language module by submitting the Module Add/Drop Form to your Vice Rector. 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 Vice Rector 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 Vice Rector by email to overload in this Round. You will be able to add the module(s) during this Round once your Vice Rector has approved your appeal. The overload form can be found here.
  2. Common Curriculum section allocations: You may check your allocated section group for YCC2121 Modern Social Thought and YCC2137 Scientific Inquiry 2.
  3. Year-long 10MC Capstone Project Module (applicable to students graduating at end of AY2017/2018 or at end of Semester 1 AY2018/2019): Rising Seniors have been preallocated with the Capstone Project module during Round One registration. If you are graduating at end of AY2017/2018 or at end of Semester 1 AY2018/2019 but still not registered with the Capstone Project module, please notify Registry. Unlike the previous year, there will not be a need to submit any Capstone registration form to Registry. Instead, please work closely with your Head of Study or major Capstone Coordinator to identify your Capstone supervisor and design your Capstone project.
  4. Module Pre-requisite: The same pre-requisite rules as mentioned above in point 4 under Round One will apply. Reminder: If you have not passed a module in Semester 2 AY2016/2017 that is a pre-requisite to the module that you have been allocated for Semester 1 AY2017/18, 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. Special Pre-requisites for Advanced Writing Modules (YHU3244 Writing Pedagogy and Practice,  YHU4214 Advanced Creative Nonfiction and YHU4215 Advanced Fiction Writing): The same pre-requisites as mentioned above in point 10 under Round One will apply. Please select the module in OurCORS module registration system, before submitting your portfolio to writers.centre@yale-nus.edu.sg. Admission will be on a rolling basis and the class will be closed to further enrolment once the cap has been reached.
  6. 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 August 2017.
  7. Round Three Results: The results of your selections from Round 3 will be available for viewing on 28 July 2017 onwards. As Round Three spans from 24 July 2017 to 25 August 2017, after you have selected a Yale-NUS module, you can check for the result via OurCORS the following week, on these dates: 28 July 2017 / 3 August 2017 / 10 August 2017 / 17 August 2017 / 22 August 2017 / 25 August 2017.
  8. Change of Major/Minor: If you plan to change your major or minor, please click here and submit your request by the end of Instructional Week 2 i.e. 5.00pm on Friday, 25 August 2017.
  9. Drop module beyond Round Three: As you will not be able to drop module via OurCORS after the end of Round Three, if you would still like to drop a module, please download and complete the hard copy of the Yale-NUS Module Add/Drop Form. Please refer to the important timelines below for dropping of module. Do ensure that the duly completed form is received by your Vice Rector by the stated deadline.

 

Important Timelines

Please take note of the following module add/drop timelines:

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 modules / 2MC full semester modules Friday,
25 August 2017,
9.00am
Friday,
29 September 2017,
5.00pm
Friday,
17 November 2017,
5.00pm
Yale-NUS 2MC half semester modules (first half) Friday,
18 August 2017,
5.00pm
Thursday,
31 August 2017,
5.00pm **
Friday,
22 September 2017,
5.00pm
Yale-NUS 2MC half semester modules (second half) Friday,
25 August 2017,
9.00am
Friday,
20 October 2017,
5.00pm
Friday,
10 November 2017,
5.00pm
Yale-NUS 2MC independent study modules (IRR/SPS) Friday,
18 August 2017,
5.00pm
Friday,
29 September 2017,
5.00pm
Friday,
17 November 2017,
5.00pm
NUS elective modules Friday,
18 August 2017,
5.00pm
Friday,
25 August 2017,
5.00pm
Friday,
29 September 2017,
5.00pm
NUS CLS language modules Thursday,
13 April 2017,
5.00pm **
Friday,
25 August 2017,
5.00pm
Friday,
29 September 2017,
5.00pm

** Friday, 1 September 2017, is a Public Holiday.

Updated: 25 August 2017