Info for New HD Majors

Welcome to Human Development!

We are so delighted that you will be joining us as new HD majors! You have so much to look forward to and we are excited to meet you at the beginning of your journey here at Cornell.

As you may know, Human Development is one of two undergraduate majors in the Department of Psychology, which is a department that is spread across two Cornell undergraduate colleges. Students in the College of Human Ecology major in Human Development and students in the College of Arts and Sciences major in Psychology.

There is much information to convey, and we would like to do it in a way that does not overwhelm! Your first task this summer will be to enroll in classes, so we are listing that information first. Below that you will see links to information on:

  • Orientation for the College of Human Ecology
  • Orientation for HD majors
  • Cornell University-wide orientation
  • Advising through the Office of Student and Career Development

Enrollment for Fall 2024

Pre-enrollment for first year students for fall semester courses will occur between July 22nd – 25th.

This is your first opportunity to get a spot in your preferred fall courses. You will be able to make adjustments to your schedule during Add/Drop period, which begins on Friday, August 23rd at 9:00 a.m. 

No doubt, you have some questions about what courses to take and how to enroll. To help you think through all of it, we are offering a virtual pre-enrollment info/Q&A session on Zoom:

  • Date and Time TBD  (Registration will be required at link here).

Before this session, it might be helpful to read a little bit about the Human Development Major and specifically, about suggestions for the first semester, under the “Advising” tab on the HD major page.

Office of Student and Career Development

 Once you have attended the Human Development virtual pre-enroll session and you have reviewed all the online resources, if you still have questions, you can schedule an appointment to speak with an advisor in the Office of Student and Career Development by visiting their website and clicking "Schedule an appointment."

We are truly so excited to welcome you to Ithaca in the Fall!