Frequently Asked Questions about Registration
Q: The course is full but I want in. What’s my best strategy?
A: Put yourself on the Standby List. Here’s how that list will work:
The Standby List will be open until about 5pm on Friday, January 25th. At that time we will close it permanently.
Then we will take as many students as possible from it and overenroll the course. Based on predictions from past semesters, we’ll overenroll by enough students to ensure that even as students drop throughout the Add period, the course enrollment will still be at the room size cap at the end of the Add period. If there are too many students on the Standby List to accept them all, we will use a department-established priority scheme based primarily on seniority and (100% completely officially affiliated) major.
We will notify all students on or before Tuesday, January 28th, whether they got into the course or not, and how to register. The net effect will be that everyone will know whether they got into the course or not during the first week. Anyone who didn’t can proceed with finding a different course to take, rather than living in limbo. Meanwhile, you are welcome to attend any open registration section.
Q: Will there be a Student Center waitlist?
A: No. Only the Standby List.
Q: Will the enrollment cap be raised?
A: No. Fire Code prohibits it.
Q: Can I get a PIN to enroll in the class?
A: No, we are not issuing PINs.
Q: There are seats open in discussion sections but not lecture. Can I add the course?
A: No, you need a seat in both a discussion section and the lecture.
Q: I want to change discussion section times. Can you help me?
A: Sorry, you’ll have to work that out yourself with the registrar. Please note that we will not approve any Add/Drop forms that request transfers to a section that is full.
Q: Is discussion section required?
Q: Is CS 2800 really necessary for 3110?
A: Yes. You must have already finished CS 2800 or take it concurrently with 3110.
Q: Can I take CS 3110 and CS 3410 (or CS 3420) concurrently?
A: Under no circumstances should you do this.
Q: What if I have another question that isn’t answered here?
A: Contact the course administrator, Ms. Amy Elser (ahf42).