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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
Fall 2022 Course Selection and Ranking (All Students) Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 10:00am (EST) Monday, July 18, 4:00pm (EST)
Fall 2022 Course Selection and Ranking Processing Period (All Students) Monday, July 18, 2022 Thursday, July 28, 2022
Fall 2022 Schedule Viewing Period (All Students) Friday, July 29, 2022 Friday, August 5, 2022
Fall 2022 Block Week, A-Term, B-Term, Full Term, and  Block Weeks Add/Drop Period 1 (All Students) Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 9:30am (EST)

MTW Half Block Week Courses: Mon, August 29, 1:00pm (EST)

Full Block Week Courses: Mon, August 29, 6:00pm (EST)

WRF Half Block Week Courses: Wed, August 31, 6:00pm (EST)

A-Term and Full-Term Electives: Friday, September 16, 2022, 10:00pm (EST)

Fall 2022 Withdraw: A-Term & Full-Term Courses (All Students) Friday, September 16, 2022, 10:00pm (EST) Friday, September 30th, 10:00pm (EST)
Fall 2022 B-Term Add/Drop Period (All Students)

Monday, October 10, 2022 9:30am (EST)

Monday, October 24, 2022 9:30am (EST)

Friday, October 14, 2022 10:00pm (EST)

Friday, October 28, 2022 10:00pm (EST)

Fall 2022 Withdraw: B-Term Courses (All Students) Friday, October 28, 2022, 10:00pm (EST) Friday, November 11, 10:00pm (EST)

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!

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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