Policy Statement - Fall 2012
for Fall 2012 courses
All registration for Physical Education Courses will take place on-line. Please call the Physical Education office at 255-4286 for questions.
times and fees in this web site take precedence
over those listed in other areas by the University, such as Peoplesoft,
DEADLINES - Fall 2012 COURSES
Friday, August 24 - Scuba Classes
Tuesday, August 28 - Sailing and Waterskiing Classes
Friday, August 31- Golf, Tennis and Jogging Tours
Friday, September 7 - all other PE Courses
Outdoor Education - See COE
for drop/add deadlines.
are responsible for any course fees if the course
is not dropped by the listed deadline for each course. A late processing fee of $30 will also be assessed.
PLEASE NOTE:THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION OFFICE IS NOW LOCATED IN 305 HELEN NEWMAN HALL
You are invited to peruse the Physical Education Department Course Offerings
for Fall, Spring and Summer Sessions by clicking on the links on the home page. Course times and fees
in this web site take precedence over those listed in other areas.
OUTDOOR EDUCATION COURSES
Outdoor 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/Fall break trips. Cornell Outdoor Education maintains its
own drop deadlines and other policies. For complete details please visit:
PHYSICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
All Cornell undergraduates are 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. Successful completion of two Beginning Swimming classes
(based on attendance requirements) with the instructor's recommendation
will fulfill the University's swim test requirement.
Students unable to meet the swim requirement for medical or other reasons acceptable to the
University Faculty Committee on Physical Education will be required
to take one of the following Physical Education classes: Wellness and Fitness (PE1265) or Wilderness First Responder (PE1626) as an alternative to the swimming requirement. A meeting with
the Office of Student Disabilities, documentation of the condition
and written request for accommodation, postponement, or substitution is 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 the
following days and times:
Friday, 8/17, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Men only:
8/17, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Women only: Helen Newman
Tuesday, 8/21 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Women only: Helen Newman
Wednesday, 8/22 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.(Coed: Helen Newman Hall)
Thursday 8/23 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.(Coed: Helen Newman Hall)
Friday 8/24 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.(Coed: Helen Newman Hall)
Make up Swim Tests will be offered on the following days and
Fridays, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Teagle
should bring a bathing suit and their student I.D. card.
There will be a $30.00 charge for make-up swim tests.
If a student requires an individual appointment, a $50.00 fee
will be assessed. If you need more information please contact Fred
DeBruyn at 255-2629.
1. LATE ENROLLMENT FEE: A $30.00 late enrollment fee will be charged
to students who enroll in Physical Education after Friday, September
7, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.
2. ABSENCES: Students enrolled in Physical Education are allowed
four absences without penalty in each twelve-week course meeting twenty-four
times per semester. Proportional adjustments will be established by
the instructor for courses that meet for more than forty-five minutes at
each session or meet over a period of less than twelve weeks. Absences for
medical, religious, academic (ie., field trips), and personal reasons are
included in the maximum number of absences, not in addition to the maximum
number of absences. It is the students responsibility to carefully
manage his or her absences so as not to exceed the maximum.
If there are extenuating circumstances affecting class attendance and the
maximum number of absences permitted, the student must discuss this in person
with the instructor immediately. A student exceeding the maximum
number of medical absences permitted in one term may receive a medical postponement
through the Physical Education Department. Call 255-4286 to make an appointment.
in the Greek Peak ski program will be permitted to make up only one absence;
five attendances are required to receive a passing grade for the program.
The allowable absence must have been made up by the program's ending date.
3. The Fall 2012 COURSE CHANGE PERIOD of additions and/or deletions
for Physical Education ends on Friday, September 7, 2012.
All post deadline drops may be assessed a $30.00 drop fee. Please see
specific course information as numerous earlier deadlines exist.
4. CHANGES: Students are normally not permitted to transact changes
after Friday, September 7, 2012. However, changes may be transacted
for legitimate documentable problems and conflicts. A $30.00 fee may be
September 7, 2012, all post registration course change activity
must be transacted IN PERSON with the Physical Education staff only,
The Physical Education Office is located
in 305 Helen Newman Hall, on the second floor.
NON-ATTENDENCE: 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.
A failing grade will be recorded on the transcript for all students who
do not meet the attendance requirement: everyone is enrolled for credit.
NON-ATTENDENCE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A DROP OR EXCLUSION FROM COURSE FEES
SWIM TEST FEE: A $30.00 penalty 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 Fall
semester orientations. If a student requires an individual appointment,
a $50.00 fee will be assessed.
7. TRANSCRIPT: Physical Education courses will be graded pass/fail
with the results recorded on the transcript.
8. REFUNDS: No refunds will be transacted after the course drop
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.
10.NON-STUDENT FEES Non Cornell Students are required to pay a Non-Student
of $50.00 for course which have a course fee (the course fee must also be paid) or $100.00
for a course which has no fee.
more complete description of Physical Education Requirements, and exceptions
can be found at:
Physical Education Requirements
class start dates, times, and locations, please see the
Physical Education Course Schedules