Swim test to Graduate?

<p>So I found out recently that Cornell requires students to pass their swim test to graduate..is this true? I mean I personally don't have anything against it, but I haven't heard of anything like that either.</p>

<p>yes its true. if you really cannot swim, you can take beginning swim PE class</p>

<p>Freshman</a> Swim Test Made Coed After 92 Years | The Cornell Daily Sun</p>

<p>This article explains the entire process well.</p>

<p>there are quite a few universities that require swim tests, and cornell is one of them. to just name a couple of others, i know columbia has one (unless you're an engineer - they joke that it's bc they can just build a bridge over any body of water) and so does dartmouth.</p>

<p>Does phys ed count on your transcript? Does it count as one of the 4-5 classes you take a semester?</p>

<p>physical education courses are 1 credit non-graded...</p>

<p>they do count for federal standards of "full time" enrollment...meaning you can take 11 academic classes and 1 PE to make it a total of 12 credits...</p>

<p>i once did: </p>

<p>2 - 4 credits
1 - 3 credit
1 - PE</p>

<p>^this doesn't appear to apply to every school/college at Cornell. from the Hotel School website:

Note: The credits of Phys Ed are not included in the 120-credit graduation requirement or in the minimum 12-credits-per-semester requirement


<a href="http://www.hotelschool.cornell.edu/students/ugrad/handbook/physed-requirement.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.hotelschool.cornell.edu/students/ugrad/handbook/physed-requirement.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>same for CAS:

10. Physical education: completion of the university requirement (passing a swim test and two 1-credit nonacademic courses). Note: Physical education credit does not count toward graduation or toward the 12-credit minimum required for good academic standing each semester.


<a href="http://courses.cuinfo.cornell.edu/AS.php%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://courses.cuinfo.cornell.edu/AS.php&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>I'm not going to go through every college but you get the idea, and anyone wanting to know about their own school should head to google.</p>

<p>good catch faustarp...</p>