“Help! A course I need next semester is already full!”
This is bound to happen sometimes. Please read through the following to learn more about the waitlist process.
First, attempt to register for all your courses using available sections. If there is another section open, try rearranging your schedule if possible to accommodate. Sometimes, though, it will be genuinely impossible to finish your registration.
If you are trying to register for an ECE department course (one that begins with EE), you may submit your information via our Waitlist. This will alert us to pressing needs that you might have.
Please do not complete the online form to get on a waiting list until after your registration time starts according to the published schedule (by earned credits). If you do submit an entry early it will jeopardize your priority for getting into the course.
We will prioritize the waiting lists firstly based on which students have the greatest need for a required course to maintain feasible graduation timing and/or earn a minor, etc. We’ll also take the planned graduation semester into account for technical electives (Fall 2021 grads take priority over Spring 2023 grads, etc).
You will be notified with an email if and when they are added to a course from a waiting list. Sometimes this might take some time to shake out; remember, there are hundreds of students who might be encountering a variety of issues.
In the meantime, plan ahead! Have a plan B (or plan C) schedule. Consider if there are any alternative courses you can take, or at different times! You can also check back regularly to see if a seat has opened up.
Seniors: HASS and Gen Ed Communication/Composition Issues
To get on the waitlist for a HU communication/composition course (or other HU course), email Dr Maria Bergstrom (email@example.com) right away if you are not able to get into a course. Students should include:
Course/section preference (though we can’t guarantee the student will get the preferred course or section)
What requirement you’re trying to fulfill
Whether the Comm/Comp needs to be upper division
Priority is based on (a) urgency of need to fill requirement to graduate (b) JR/SR status (c) other extenuating circumstances (so if that’s the case, ping your advisor!).