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 Vice Rector, 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, 7 November 2017 By 5.00pm on Tuesday, 7 November 2017
  • To register for NUS elective/NUS CLS modules in Round One, please login to Canvas at this link and submit your request by 5.00pm on Tuesday, 7 November 2017. 
  • As the timetable for NUS modules is not be available until mid-December, 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, AY2017/18 Semester 2.

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 Vice Rector. 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.
  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 Vice Rector 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 Vice Rector 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 one other elective modules.
    i) YCC1112 Literature and Humanities 2 (Timing options: Tue, Fri 1030-1200hr & Tue 0900-1000hr is represented by Group “A”, and Tue, Fri 1430-1600hr & Tue 0900-1000hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC1112 either Group “A” or “B” in OurCORS.)
    ii) YCC1114 Philosophy and Political Thought 2 (Timing options: Mon, Thu 1300-1430hr & Mon 0900-1000hr is represented by Group “A”, and Mon, Thu 1630-1800hr & Mon 0900-1000hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC1114 either Group “A” or “B” in OurCORS.)
    iii) YCC1131 Scientific Inquiry (Timing options: Tue, Thu 1300-1430hr & Mon 1100-1200hr is represented by Group “A”, and Tue, Thu 1630-1800hr & Mon 1100-1200hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC1131 either Group “A” or “B” 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 2018 & Class of 2019): Modules designated as fulfilling the Historical Immersion (HI) requirement will be opened to Seniors only during Round One module registration so as to award priority to graduating students.
  6. Year-long 10 MC Capstone Project Module (applicable to students graduating at the end of AY2017/2018): 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. 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, Dr Eduardo Lage-Otero <> 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.
  8. 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, 19 January 2018.
  9. Module Pre-requisite:
    • 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.
    • 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, 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.
  10. Special Pre-requisites:
    i) YHU2286 Daily Themes – Entrance to this module requires submission a writing sample of not more than 3,000 words. This can contain essays (personal and/or academic), poems, stories, a play or a mix of genres.
    ii) YHU4215 Advanced Fiction Writing – Entrance to into this module requires submission of a portfolio of one or two stories of no more than 3000 words combined or special permission of the instructor.
    iii) Please submit your portfolio for YHU2286 or YHU4215 with a cover letter stating your interest no later than noon of Wednesday, 8 November 2017 to Admission will be on a rolling basis and the class will be closed to further enrolment once the cap has been reached.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.