Policy Statement - FALL 2009
Course times and fees in this web
site take precedence
over those listed in other areas by the University, such as Peoplesoft,
DEADLINES - FALL 2009 COURSES
4th - Sailing, Tennis, Golf and Waterskiing.
Equitation - See Equitation page for drop/add deadline information.
Cornell Outdoor Education - See COE page for COE deadlines.
Friday, September 11th - all other PE Courses.
are responsible for any course fees if the course
is not dropped by the listed deadline for each course.
You are invited to peruse the Physical Education Department Course Offerings
for both Spring and Summer Sessions, however, we would like to know that
you first read the Physical Education Policy Statement. At the end
of this page, you will be asked to simply enter your name. This will give
you detailed access to the course listings. Course
times and fees in this web site take precedence over those listed in other
OUTDOOR EDUCATION COURSES
Education is part of the Physical Education Department and offers both credit
and non-credit courses in a variety of outdoor related activities. Courses
may be added any time before the class starts, with no late enrollment fee.
Cornell Outdoor Education courses include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing,
skiing, snowshoeing, caving, teambuilding, wilderness first aid, and fall/spring
break trips. Cornell Outdoor Education maintains its own drop deadlines
and other policies. For complete details please visit: CORNELL
PHYSICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
All Cornell undergraduates are normally required to take
two credits (two courses) of Physical Education,
one credit each semester of the first year on campus. Students may take
more than one PE class per semester, but may only take one for credit. Registered
participants in Cornell Athletics may receive PE credit (sign up during
the registration). There are some exceptions for transfer
For a complete description of the Physical Education Requirements
and exceptions, please see Physical
University Faculty Committee on Physical Education has established
a basic swimming competency requirement for all entering freshman
undergraduates. The test is normally taken as part of their fall
orientation process. The test consists of entering the deep
end of the pool with a feet-first jump and making a continuous seventy-five-yard
swim using front, back, and optional strokes. Any student who cannot
pass the swim test is required to include swimming in his or her program
of physical education before choosing electives.
If a student does not pass the swim test in his/her first Beginning
Swimming PE class, then the student must take a second Beginning Swimming
PE class. Successfully passing the two Beginning Swimming classes
based on attendance requirements will fulfill the University's swim
Students unable to meet the swim requirement for medical, psychological,
religious or other reasons acceptable to the University Faculty Committee
on Physical Education will be required to take either the Certified
First Responder or Wellness and Fitness Physical Education
class as an alternative to the swimming requirement. A meeting with
the Director of Physical Education, documentation of the condition
and a waiver request are required for the University to consider an
alternative to or adaptation of the swim test.
are also some exceptions for transfer
Swim Tests will be offered on Friday, 8/21/09,
from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, 8/26/09 from 9:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m. Students should bring a bathing suit and their student
tests will be given in Teagle
Women's tests will be given in Helen
Make up Swim Tests will be offered
on the following days and times: Fridays,
11/6, 11/13, 11/20 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Teagle
No appointment is necessary. Students must bring their Cornell
University ID to the test. There
will be a $30.00 charge for make-up swim tests. If you need more
information please contact Fred DeBruyn at 255-2629.
ENROLLMENT FEE: A $30.00 late enrollment fee will be charged
to students who enroll in Physical Education after FRIDAY, September
11, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
2. ABSENCES: Students attending courses
that meet for 45 minute sessions, 24 times in a semester will be limited
to 4 absences only. Proportional adjustments will be made for courses
that meet less than 24 times or more than 45 minutes a session (instructor's
3. THE FALL COURSE CHANGE PERIOD of
additions and/or deletions for Physical Education ends at 3:30 p.m. on
Friday, September 11, 2009. All post deadline drops may be assessed a
$30.00 drop fee. Please see specific course information as numerous earlier
4. CHANGES: Students are normally
not permitted to transact changes after FRIDAY, September 11, 2009.
However, changes may be transacted for legitimate documentable problems
and conflicts. A $30.00 fee may be assessed.
SEPT. 11 2009, ALL POST REGISTRATION COURSE CHANGE ACTIVITY
MUST BE TRANSACTED IN PERSON WITH THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION STAFF ONLY,
NOT BY TELEPHONE, ON-LINE, NOR IN THE OFFICE OF THE COLLEGE REGISTRAR.
THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION OFFICE IS LOCATED
IN TEAGLE HALL, ON THE FIRST FLOOR
If you are enrolled in a course and have numerous absences or fail to
attend, all regular course fees and/or penalty fees will be charged. If
you are enrolled for credit, a failing grade will be recorded. NON-ATTENDENCE
DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A DROP OR EXCLUSION FROM COURSE FEES AND PENALTIES.
A more complete
description of Physical Education Requirements, and exceptions can be
TEST FEE: A
fee will be assessed for all swim tests conducted that do not correspond
with the Physical Education Department's identified swim test dates and
times, specifically during Fall and Spring semester orientations.
7. TRANSCRIPT: Physical Education
courses will be graded pass/fail with the results recorded on the transcript.
No refunds will be transacted after the course drop deadline Friday,
September 11, 3:30PM.
9. COURSE LIMIT PER TERM: Students
receive credit for ONLY ONE course per term. If a student enrolls in more
than one course per term, credit will be given only for the first course
the student has enrolled in, as recorded in the Physical Education Office.
Physical Education Requirements
class start dates, times, and locations,
please see the
Physical Education Course Schedules