COURSE OFFERINGS &
COURSE REGISTRATION
SPRING 2022

Add/Drop FAQs

Shopping for Courses for Waitlisted Students


Students are required to attend class in-person unless they received an exception from the program, or are taking an online class. Students on the waitlist for hy-flex courses are encouraged to shop for hy-flex courses virtually. Attending a class while on the waitlist is not the same as registering for the course. At the conclusion of the Change of Program period (1/28/2022), all CourseWorks / Canvas settings will return to a secure state where only registered students can access the course site. Shopping for courses in person is permitted, but we encourage students to shop remotely where possible.




Accessing Course Materials During Add/Drop


All Canvas sites will be open to students during the add/drop period so waitlisted students can find the course materials. Students can access the Canvas site for any of our courses by visiting the Directory of Classes, finding and selecting the course, clicking on the option to “View in Vergil,” then selecting “View in CourseWorks.”




Classroom Location


You can find room assignments for in-person and hy-flex courses in the Directory of Classes, or on Canvas under Course Info.




Add/Drop


Once you decide on your classes, please promptly drop and/or remove yourself from the waitlist for any courses you no longer wish to take, so that space can be made for another interested student.




Gateway Test/Green Pass


If you are unable to obtain a gateway test, please refresh the scheduling page periodically, and try both Lerner and CUIMC. You must have a green pass on your ReopenCU app to access campus buildings.





Registration Resources

Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Summer 2021 Calendar

SSOL Waitlist Guide

MS in Sustainability Management

Spring 2022 Course Listings - SUMA

Spring 2022 Course Schedule - SUMA

Spring 2022 Directory of Classes - SUMA

Summer 2021 Approved Course Schedule – SUMA

Spring 2021 Approved Course Schedule – SUMA

Fall 2021 Course Schedule - SUMA

MS in Sustainability Management Degree Audit Form

 

CPA in Sustainability Analytics

Spring 2022 Course Listings - CPA in Sustainability Analytics

Fall 2021 Course Listings - CPA in Sustainability Analytics

CPA in Sustainable Water Management

Spring 2022 Course Listings - CPA in Sustainable Water Management

Fall 2021 Course Listings - CPA in Sustainable Water Management

CPA in Sustainable Finance

Spring 2022 Course Listings - CPA in Sustainable Finance

Fall 2021 Course Listings - CPA in Sustainable Finance

More courses will be added to this list as they are announced and made available for cross-registration by other University schools and departments.  More information regarding cross-registration and a timeline for when to expect those announcements are included below.  Syllabi for Sustainability Management courses are posted to our website: http://sustainability.ei.columbia.edu/curriculum/

Registration Information

Spring 2022 Registration Overview


Instructions for using Student Services Online (SSOL) to register for courses can be found below. Your registration appointments are also listed in SSOL. You will have the opportunity to change your schedule throughout the regular registration and Add/Drop periods. When selecting your Spring 2022 courses, please ensure that the courses you are selecting satisfy your remaining degree requirements by using your audit in Stellic. You should maintain a copy of your degree audit form for your records. Please refer to the Directory of Classes for Call #s and course details. Spring 2022 Registration Calendar

  • Regular Registration:
    • Current students: Monday, November 15–Friday, January 14
    • New students: Tuesday, December 7–Friday, January 14
  • Add/Drop Registration: Tuesday, January 18–Friday, January 28
  • You may only register during your assigned registration appointment times during this period, which are available on SSOL. Spring 2022 classes begin on Tuesday, January 28. Consult the Academic Calendar for details.
Spring 2022 Integrative Capstone Workshop There is only one section and project for the summer. The topic for the Spring 2022 Capstone Workshops will be shared with students via email in mid-December.




Cross-Registration Instructions


The program has reviewed and pre-approved an extended list of courses from other schools. Please note that while these courses have allowed for cross registration in the past, availability on a given semester may vary. If this is your first semester, we do not recommend cross-registering outside of the department. Cross-registering for other schools, particularly the Columbia Business School and the Law School, can be complex and time-consuming and some schools do not open courses to first-semester students. School of International and Public Affairs (via SSOL) When SIPA announces the classes available for cross-registration for the Spring 2022 semester, they will be posted here. Courses pre-approved for SUMA will be included in the course listing document and assigned to curriculum areas. We do not yet know which courses are likely to be made available or when course announcements will be posted to by SIPA, but we expect that they will begin in late August with additional courses added through the start of each summer session. You can check here for updates. If you cannot register for a SIPA course directly in SSOL, please please obtain instructor approval and submit the cross-registration form here. SIPA is very strict about which courses students can take, so please do not expect to be able to take classes that are not already available in SSOL. Columbia Business School The Columbia Business School (CBS) does not use SSOL. CBS cross-registration instructions will be posted to the cross-registration page when they are announced. Based on previous years, a tentative list of available courses should be posted in early January and the cross-registration application will become available soon thereafter. Please check the cross-registration page regularly for updates. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (via SSOL) The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences does not have a formal cross-registration procedure. The approved courses are included in the course listing document and are available for cross-registration in SSOL. If a course is listed as not open to your school or requires you to satisfy a prerequisite, you can register via Registration Adjustment Form with instructor approval by email to the Registrar’s Office at registrar@columbia.edu. Fu Foundation Graduate School of Engineering (via SSOL) The Fu Foundation Graduate School of Engineering does not have a formal cross-registration procedure. The approved courses are included in the course listing document, and are available for cross-registration in SSOL. If a course is listed as not open to your school or requires you to satisfy a prerequisite, you can register via Registration Adjustment Form with instructor approval by email to the Registrar’s Office at registrar@columbia.edu. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation When GSAPP announces the classes available for cross-registration for the Spring 2022 semester, they will be posted here. Students may only cross-register for GSAPP classes during the add/drop period, and you must obtain permission from the GSAPP office of student affairs; the cross-registration instructions are available here. Columbia Law School The Columbia Law School does not use SSOL and does not permit auditing. Complete details regarding cross-registering for courses at Columbia Law School can be found here. The Law School only offers a small number of seats in its classes each semester towards the end of add/drop. You must submit an application, along with an email from the instructor that they will admit you into the class if permitted by the Law School, within the 24-hour window announced on their website. Only full-time MS students are permitted to cross-register for these courses - you must be registered for at least four classes at the time of your application, even if you plan for this class to be your fourth class; the Law School will deny your application if you are not registered for four classes. This rule has been established by Columbia Law School, and there are no exceptions.
The MS program does not generate a list of pre-approved courses from Columbia Law School. If you are interested in taking a Columbia Law School course, please email the program office directly for approval. Please include the full course title, description, and proposed curriculum area. If you are admitted into the class, you must follow up with the program office to formally enroll via a Registration Adjustment Form. Mailman School of Public Health The MS and Certification programs do not generate a list of pre-approved courses from the Mailman School of Public Health. You can view Mailman cross-registration procedures here. If you are interested in taking a Mailman School of Public Health course, please email me directly for approval; please include the full course title, description and proposed curriculum area. You will also need to obtain approval from Mailman via the cross-registration form. Once you have received all signatures on your Mailman cross-registration form, you can register via a Registration Adjustment Form with instructor approval by email to the Registrar’s Office at registrar@columbia.edu. Teachers College Students must register through the Teachers College registrar. No permission is required for open courses. Any Teachers College student admitted into an instructor permission course will be notified by e-mail. Please take this e-mail to the TC registrar as proof of admission.




SSOL Registration Instructions


  • Log in to SSOL using your UNI and password at https://ssol.columbia.edu/
  • Check your registration appointment times are under “Reg Appts & PIN”. You may only register during your assigned registration appointment times, which are available on SSOL.
  • Select Registration from the Menu.
  • Click Add to include courses on your schedule, providing the 5-digit call number. The 5-digit call number can be found in the Directory of Classes: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/bulletin/uwb/
  • If you have successfully registered yourself for a course, you will see the following message: “Adding SUMA K1111 S001 was successful. The change is effective immediately. See the new schedule below.”
  • If you have not been successfully registered for a course, please follow the instructions provided by the error message OR select another course. Possible sources of error messages include adding courses for which you do not have Instructor or Department permission to register, selecting two courses that meet at the same time, selecting a course that is full, or attempting to register for more than 18 credits per semester.




Cross-Registration for Non-SUMA Students


Columbia College and School of General Studies: Cross registration for undergraduate students will begin in early September. These are the only courses available to undergraduates and approved to count toward undergraduate SDEV degree requirements. For more details, please contact your program office or advising dean.

  • SUMA PS4100 Sustainability Management
  • SUMA PS4147 Water Resources & Climate
  • SUMA PS4190 Economics of Sustainability Management
  • SUMA PS4235 Science of Urban Ecology
  • SUMA PS4310 Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership
  • SUMA PS4490 Women in CitiesSchool of International and Public Affairs (via SSOL)
Arts & Sciences, Engineering, School of International and Public Affairs, and School of Professional Studies Cross registration for graduate students will begin in early September. The majority of our courses will open to cross-registration in SSOL, with the exception of courses designated "SUMA only" in the Directory of Classes. Graduate students not enrolled in the schools listed above should obtain instructor permission and complete a Registration Adjustment Form to register.




REGISTRATION FAQs


Why can’t I register? You probably have a registration hold on your account. What does this hold mean? Immunization hold: Please submit your immunization documentation as outlined here. The program office cannot expedite or circumvent this requirement. Transcript hold: One or more of your official transcripts are missing. Please submit your official transcripts to admissions, as outlined here. If you have questions, please reach out to sps-apply@columbia.edu. Verification hold: The external verification process has not yet been completed. You may want to let your recommenders know that they will be contacted by Re Vera, but otherwise there is nothing you need to do. The program office cannot expedite or circumvent this requirement.




Spring 2022 Registration Waitlists


As you are registering for class in SSOL, if it is full, you can add yourself to the waitlist in SSOL (instructions here). As seats in the course become available, you will be notified in SSOL to complete your registration. Enrollment in courses can fluctuate by up to 30% during the registration and Add/Drop periods. If you are currently on the waitlist for a course, you can attend the first class session pending seat availability.