At the beginning of each semester, all students must enroll in the modules they will read during the semester. New students should obtain academic counselling before enrolling in classes. Academic advisors can help students formulate degree objectives based on interests, abilities, and career goals. Such advisors are also able to help students plan towards the fulfillment of University and Programme requirements necessary for the completion of the degree programmes.
Undergraduate students select and bid for modules through the Centralised Online Registration System (CORS)*. All students are given an equal amount of points per semester to bid for modules. Students should bid according to the value they place on particular modules, in relation to the total bid points at their disposal in each semester. The allocation of modules is based on the lowest successful bid points against the last available quota for the module at the end of each bidding round. If supply (module quota) exceeds demand (number of bidders) for a module for any bidding round, the lowest successful bid will be 1 bid point. If there is a tie in the lowest successful bid points, the outcome will be based on first-come-first-served. Unsuccessful bidders will be fully refunded. Any unused bid points after each round will be carried over to the next bidding round or to the next semester at the end of the registration exercise.
The bidding system requires students to consider carefully their priorities as each decision has an impact on future choices. It is an opportunity to educate students on the need to weigh their options, make decisions and live with the consequences of their actions.
Besides selecting and bidding for modules, a student can perform the following operations through CORS:
The general time schedule within which students must register, add or drop a module is given in the table below. Nonetheless, the CORS Committee determines the exact dates/deadlines for the various processes each academic year. These may eventually differ slightly from this general structure. Students are advised to check the CORS website for the applicable deadlines in the semester of bidding.
For the time being, module enrolment for graduate students is not done through CORS. Graduate students will have to proceed to the respective Departments/Faculties to register for their modules. The equivalent general time schedule is tabulated below:
*This is not applicable to students from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry. However, students from Faculty of Law who enrol for cross faculty modules for enrichment purposes will have to register for the modules through CORS.