Round 1A

In this round, you can:

  1. Select Yale-NUS modules via OurCORS. Please refer to Module Brief for a list of Yale-NUS offerings.
  2. Select NUS Centre for Language Studies (CLS) modules (applicable to beginning level modules and continuing students).
  1. Students who are interested in beginning level language modules and students who are currently registered or have passed a CLS language module and wish to progress to a higher level language module, please login to Canvas and submit your request. This link will be open from Monday, 1 Apr 2019, 0900 hrs to Friday, 12 Apr 2019, 1700 hrs.
  2. During Round 1A and Round 1B, the CLS timetable is not available yet. Please refer to the tentative list of modules CLS will be offering in Semester 1 AY2019/2020.
  3. Once the timetable for NUS CLS modules is available in end June, Registry will be in contact with you to confirm your registration and selection of your preferred lecture group. If there is a timetable clash with your allocated Yale-NUS module(s), you will be required to inform Registry on which module you want to be registered.
  4. Successful applicants will be pre-allocated with the CLS module and the outcome will be available at ModReg@EduRec when Round 2 opens. If the pre-allocation is unsuccessful, you may register directly via ModReg@EduRec when Round 2 opens.
  5. For modules with multiple tutorial class options, you will only be pre-allocated with the main lecture class and you will need to select your tutorial class via ModReg@EduRec in Round 3.


  • Students who are interested in registering for CLS 2000 level and above modules but do not meet the prerequisites are required to register for a placement test. You may look out for the notice of placement tests posted on the CLS website or contact the CLS General Office directly. After you have completed the placement test, you will be notified of the outcome by CLS. Accordingly, you will register via ModReg@EduRec during Round 2 or Round 3 depending on when you have completed the placement test.
  • Students who are interested in registering for other NUS (non-language) elective modules will do so via ModReg@EduRec from Round 2 onwards. The list of NUS elective modules offered in AY2019/2020 is not yet available at this time. Students may wish to refer to NUS Bulletin “Search Modules” to refer to modules offered in the past academic year as a reference point.
  • Students reading NUS modules are subject to NUS policy and guidelines governing these modules.


  1. Timetable Planning: You should register for modules that do not clash with your class and exam timetables.
  2. Overload: The recommended workload is 20 MC per semester. However, students may register between 18 MC to 22 MC per semester. This workload includes Common Curriculum modules, Yale-NUS modules, NUS modules and/or NUS CLS modules. By default, OurCORS allows you to select modules up to a maximum of 22 MC. If you intend to overload beyond 22 MC in the semester, you are required to seek approval from your Assistant Dean of Students. Although you may apply for an overload with your Assistant Dean during Round 1A and Round 1B, for equity reasons, you will only be able to select the additional Yale-NUS or NUS elective module during Round 3 if your Assistant Dean approves of your overload. Thus, Round 1B is only for students to add new module(s) if they have not been successful in obtaining the module(s) that they have applied for in Round 1A.
    Note for NUS CLS modules: Applicable to beginning level modules and students progressing to next level, if approved by CLS, the module will be pre-allocated to you. You will be able to view the outcome via ModReg@EduRec when Round 2 opens. However, if you had registered for more than 18 MC in Round 1A and Round 1B, you will not be pre-allocated the CLS module. Instead, you may drop an allocated module and register for the CLS module via ModReg@EduRec during Round 2. If you have obtained approval from your Assistant Dean to overload, you may register for the overload module in Round 3.
    Overload for LAW DDP students: An overload for a Law DDP student would be defined as any module taken in excess of what is stated in your respective schedule of modules found here. Faculty of Law has advised that due to the heavy workload of the Law curriculum, Law DDP students are discouraged from overloading and should not read more than a total of 23 MC in the semester that they are reading Law compulsory modules. Please refer here for the Law DDP class timetables for Semester 1 AY2019/2020.
  3. Underload: You are advised to plan carefully as under loading may affect your graduation progress and ability to complete your degree within the stipulated candidature period. All students are required to register at least 18 MC of workload in a semester. If you intend to underload in the semester, you are required to appeal to your Assistant Dean with supporting reasons. However, enrolling in less than 14 MCs requires a petition to Committee on Academic Standards (CAS). The petition should be submitted well in advance of the “Add” module deadline so that you are still in time to add a module in the event that your appeal is unsuccessful. Students who are in their graduating semester are allowed to register a minimum of 14 MC without the Assistant Dean’s permission as long as they are on-track to meet graduation requirements.
  4. Common Curriculum Modules (compulsory for students from Class of 2022): Students are to select the following modules in OurCORS and two other elective modules.
    i) YCC2121 Modern Social Thought (Timing options: Wed, Fri 1030-1200hr & Wed 0930-1030hr is represented by Group “A”, and Wed, Fri 1300-1430hr & Wed 0930-1030hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC2121 either Group “A” or “B” only in OurCORS.)
    ii) YCC2137 Scientific Inquiry 2 (Timing options: Mon, Thu 1300-1430hr & Mon 1100-1200hr is represented by Group “A”, and Mon, Thu 1600-1730hr & Mon 1100-1200hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC2137 either Group “A” or “B” only in OurCORS.)
    iii) Do note that although you are given the option to select your preferred timings for your Common Curriculum seminars, you may be re-allocated to another timing if the timing that you have selected becomes over-subscribed.
  5. Common Curriculum Modules – Historical Immersion modules (applicable to students from Class of 2020 & Class of 2021): Modules designated as fulfilling the Historical Immersion (HI) requirement will be opened only to rising Year 4 students during Round 1A module registration so as to award priority to graduating students. Please find the complete list of HI modules on the Module Brief.
  6. Year-long 10 MC Capstone Project Module (applicable to students graduating at the end of Semester 2 AY2019/2020 or at end of Semester 1 AY2020/2021): You have been pre-allocated with the Capstone Project module, and will be able to view it in your records when you login to OurCORS when Round 1A starts.
  7. Independent Reading and Research (IRR) Module/Special Project in Science (SPS)/Independent Language Study & Research (ILSR) modules : If you are interested to read an independent study module, please refer to the registration forms for IRR,  SPS and ILSR. The deadline to submit your registration for an IRR or SPS or ILSR module is 5pm on Friday, 16 August 2019, end of instructional week one.
  8. Module Pre-requisite:
    i) If you meet the pre-requisite of a module that is stated in the form of an A-level or equivalent or in the form of module(s) taken during study abroad, please email Registry for assistance if you encounter any difficulty to add the module.
    ii) If you are currently taking a pre-requisite to the module that you are interested in, you should be able to register for the module in Round 1A and 1B (If you are unable to do so, please notify Registry to assist you). However, upon release of your final examination results, if you have not passed the pre-requisite, you must drop that module and select another in Round 2 or Round 3 (unless special permission is given by the module instructor).
    iii) If you do not meet the pre-requisite(s) of a module you wish to register, you may consult with the instructor and seek permission to register. Thereafter, you should forward the instructor’s email approval to Registry for recording your eligibility to register and to waive the pre-requisite in the system to allow you to select the modules.
  9. Portfolio submission for YHU4214 Advanced Creative Nonfiction: Students who have not read YHU2202 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction but wish to apply for YHU4214 are required to submit a portfolio to support the application. Thus, application to this module requires
    a) module selection in OurCORS system and
    b) submission of a portfolio of one or two examples of nonfiction of no more than 3000 words via Canvas here (active during Round 1A) no later than noon of Wednesday, 3 April 2019. Please note that your portfolio submission needs to be anonymized as the instructor is expected to evaluate the portfolios without knowing student names or IDs. Registry will be able to identify you via your Canvas account details. Submissions that are not in order may result in delay, or risk being rejected.
  10. Change of Major/Minor: If you plan to change your declared Major/Minor, please submit your request via myYaleNUS. The outcome of the change will be updated in the system once the appropriate approvals are received.
  11. Round 1A Results: The results of your module selections from Round 1A will be available when you login to OurCORS at the start of Round 1B. Please note that should you wish to drop an approved module, you may only do so during Round 2 as Round 1B is only for adding modules.
  12. Availability of Modules: You may refer to the Module Brief to check on the availability of each module prior to the start of Round 1B.