If you are registering during the change of program period (add/drop), you must use Student Services Online (SSOL). Registration inquiries or concerns must be directed to the department. Registration requests after the change of program period must follow the rules provided on this page.

The Registration Adjustment Form can be used after the Change of Program Period (last day of add/drop) for the following requests:

  • Add/drop a course
  • Change a course's grading option
  • Change course points
  • Cross-register

Please read the instructions carefully and consult with your department before submitting a request. 

Non-SEAS students must inquire with the department about cross-registration procedures. Engineering courses are prioritized for SEAS students.

Processing Times & Procedures

The Office of Engineering Student Affairs will review your request for a final approval. Requests will take 7 to 10 days during peak registration periods.

Before You Register

Confirm with your department that courses can be counted towards your degree. Please make sure to check the dates for the last day of registration on the Registrar's Website

Additionally, please note that after the Change of Program Period (last day of add/drop),

  • Courses dropped will be billed in full tuition to your student account
  • There is no swapping of courses

Pass/Fail courses do not count towards the degree. After the last day of the change of grade option period, there is no uncovering or changing of P/F or letter grades under any circumstances


You must obtain the permission of your department administrator (your home department). 

Columbia Engineering cross-registration: 

If you are cross-registering, you must also obtain the permission of the "host department" (ex. if you are a MECE student and you are registering for a CS course, you must obtain approval from the CS department)

University cross-registration: 

  • If you are registering for a Business school course, please refer to the MBA Course Cross-Registation Policies
  • The Registration Adjustment Form does not work for Business School registration requests
  • If you are registering for courses at another school, please make sure to read/inquire about their registration policies

Registration Adjustment Form Submissions

  • Email your form to your department administrator (department contacts are provided below)
  • Your email subject line should state "Registration Request | "UNI"
  • Make sure that your form is completely filled out (course number, call number, action code, etc.)
  • Make sure you review registration deadlines
  • Summer registration deadlines can be found at Summer registration dates and deadlines

Forms that are incomplete will not be reviewed or processed. Make sure to read the form directions carefully.

Department Administrator Contacts:

Department Reviewer
APAM (Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics) Montse Fernandez-Pinkley
APAM (Medical Physics only) Svitlana Samoilina
BME (Biomedical Engineering) Jodie Delsol
CEEM (Civil Engineering) Scott Kelly
CHEN (Chemical Engineering) Kathy Marte or Greg Chingas
COMS (Undergraduate) [email protected] 
COMS (Graduate) [email protected]
DSI (Data Science Institute) Rob Kramer or Taylor Reyes
EAEE (Earth and Environmental Engineering) Elizabeth Allende
ELEN (Electrical Engineering) Elsa Sanchez
IEOR (Industrial Engineering and Operations Research) [email protected]
MECE (Mechanical Engineering) Mel Francis


Registration Adjustment Form

To access the form, please click on the link below: 

Student Services Online (SSOL)

Please use SSOL to register for classes during the change of program (add/drop) period.