Course Match

Course Match Overview

Course Match is an advanced algorithm that assigns classes based on your preferences. The algorithm uses the rankings submitted by you and your classmates to determine the demand for every class. Using that information, it gives you as many of your highly ranked classes as it can. The algorithm was created by Cognomos, based on Nobel prize winning research in economics, and is employed at several peer institutions.  For those interested in the details, the Course Match algorithm is a direct application of market design theory.

Course Match Registration Timeline

Registration Period Date begins date ends
Summer 2022 Course Selection and Ranking (J-Term only) Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 10:00am EST Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 4:00pm EST
Summer 2022 Course Selection and Ranking Processing Period Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Summer 2022 Schedule Viewing Period (All Students) Thursday, April 21, 2022 Monday, April 25, 2022
Summer 2022 Block Week, A-Term, July B-Term Block Weeks Add/Drop Period (All Students) Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 9:30am EST

Full Block Week Courses: Monday, May 16, 2022, 10:00pm EST

MTW Half Block Week Courses: Monday, May 16, 2022, 2:00pm EST
WRF Half Block  Week Courses: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 10:00 PM EST

A-Term Courses: Friday, June 3, 2022, 10:00pm EST
Summer 2022 Withdraw: Block Week Courses

Full Block Week Courses: Monday, May 16, 2022, 10:00pm EST

MTW Half Block Week Courses: Monday, May 16, 2022, 2:00pm EST
WRF Half Block Week Courses: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 10:00 PM EST

Full Block Week Courses: Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 2:00 PM EST

MTW Half Block Week Courses: Monday, May 16, 2022, 6:00 PMEST
WRF Half Block  Week Courses: Thursday, May 17, 2022, 2:00 PM EST

Summer 2022 Withdraw: A-Term Friday, June 3, 2022, 10:00pm EST Friday, June 10, 2022, 10:00pm EST
Summer 2022 July B-Term Add/Drop Period (All Students) Monday, June 27, 2022, 9:30am EST

MTW Half Block Week Courses: By 2:00pm (EST) on the First Scheduled Class Session

WRF Half Block Week Courses: By 6:00pm (EST) on the First Scheduled Class Session

Full Block Week Courses: By 6:00pm (EST) on the First Scheduled Class Session

Varies per week

How does Course Match Work?

Created by Cognomos, the following guide provides a more user-friendly overview of the Course Match application: A Guide to Course Match at Columbia Business School. In includes tips and considerations to improve enrollment results.

How to Use Course Match - Ranking and Selection

Access the Course Match Selection Student Guide here and you can review this one-pager on Course Selection to get started!  

Video Tutorial Links are also available below for your convenience.

Video 1: Selection Round Get Started Tab Video 2: Selection Round Find Classes Tab

Video 3: Selection Round Rank Classes Video 4: Selection Round Review Schedules & Confirm Tabs

How to use Student Service Online (SSOL) - Add/Drop and Wait List

Access the Student Guide - Add, Drop and Waitlist on SSOL here.

Additional Questions? Please email [email protected]

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