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Selecting the Right Course

For guidance in selecting an appropriate entry-level course, please consult First Steps in Math, your faculty advisor, or director of undergraduate studies Xiaodong Cao.

Fall 2018 Enrollment Calendar

Fall 2018 Class Standing Pre-enrollment Period Add/Drop Starts
Graduate students and
professional schools
April 11 (Wed) – April 13 (Fri) August 14
Seniors April 16 (Mon) – April 18 (Wed) August 14
Juniors April 18 (Wed) – April 20 (Fri) August 15
Sophomores April 23 (Mon) – April 25 (Wed) August 16
Continuing freshmen April 23 (Mon) – April 25 (Wed) August 22
Entering freshmen July 9 (Mon) – July 17 (Tue) August 22

 

Important Dates

September 6 is the last day to add a class, and October 18 is the last day to drop a class or change grade options. Starting October 19 through November 16, withdrawal from courses is by petition only. If approved, a "W" will appear on the official transcript.

What to Do When a Class is Full

For the most current information on course availability, check Student Center. Students make a lot of changes to their schedules during the early part of the add period in August and January. Sections may open and close several times a day due to adds and drops.

If all sections of the course are full, look for information under Enrollment Information and Waiting Lists below.

If the section you want is full but other sections are available, you may need to adjust the rest of your schedule to make room for an available math class, or you may need to reconsider taking an early morning, late afternoon, or evening class if they are available. If it's possible to fit an available section into your schedule, then you should do so. If not, ask for help. Understand, however, that you may not get your ideal schedule.

If you are interested in a specific time that is currently closed, you may find an opening if you check several times throughout the add period; however, you should only be attending the section that appears on your schedule in Student Center, and your schedule should be settled before the add deadline.

Enrollment Information and Waiting Lists

Enrollment in MATH 1110 is temporarily closed. Spaces will open up during the add period.  In particular, look for openings after the freshman add/drop period opens on August 22.

MATH 1120, 1910, 1920, 2210, 2310, and 2940 — We do not keep waiting lists for these courses nor for individual sections. If an entire course fills up during pre-enrollment or the add period, check again later in the day. More spaces will be added so students can self-enroll on Student Center and meet their math requirements. If you don’t find an opening after checking a few times (over a few days if during the add period), you should ask for help if the course is required for your degree. If the section you want is full on Student Center but other sections are available, you may need to adjust the rest of your schedule to make room for an available section. Keep in mind that you may not get your ideal schedule. Note: Many of these courses will have low enrollment limits during the continuing student pre-enrollment period in April. This is to save space in all sections for entering freshmen to pre-enroll over the summer; space will be added if an entire course fills up.

MATH 1300 (Mathematical Explorations) — Arts & Sciences students may pre-enroll in MATH 1300 through Student Center up to a limit of 30 students. All others must add themselves to the waiting list (not in Student Center) during the add period. More information will be posted here in August and a link to the waiting list will be added when add/drop starts. Any student who is unable to pre-enroll in MATH 1300 should be actively considering other options to fulfill their math requirement.

MATH 1710 (Statistical Theory and Application in the Real World) — Enrollment is limited to 25 students per discussion. If you are unable to add MATH 1710, you might consider another introductory statistics class, such as AEM 2100, ILRST/STSCI 2100, or PAM 2100.

Enrollment in MATH 2220 is temporarily closed. Spaces will open up during the add period in August.

MATH 2930 (Differential Equations for Engineers) — Enrollment in MATH 2930 is closed temporarily because all sections are full. If you need the course for your major, please contact Heather Peterson. Please include your name, college (e.g., Engineering), and class standing. The Math Department is working on a solution that will allow us to admit more students.

MATH 3320 (Number Theory) and MATH 4220 (Applied Complex Analysis) — Students unable to pre-enroll will be able to add themselves to the waiting list (not in Student Center) during the add period. More information will be posted here in August and a link to the waiting list will be added when add/drop starts. Any student unable to pre-enroll should be actively considering other options.

MATH 4710 (Basic Probability) — Undergraduate seniors and juniors (class standing as of fall 2018) will be able to directly enroll in MATH 4710 through Student Center up to a limit of 45 students. All others must add themselves to the waiting list (not in Student Center) during the add period. More information will be posted here in August and a link to the waiting list will be added when add/drop starts. We fully expect to admit sophomores off the waiting list, but we may not be able to take everyone. Any student who is unable to pre-enroll in MATH 4710 should be actively considering other options, including possibly taking MATH 4710 in spring 2019 instead of the fall.

Other 3000-level and 4000-level MATH courses — We do not expect to keep waiting lists for other 3000-level and 4000-level MATH courses. If you are unable to pre-enroll in a course initially, check again at least once before your pre-enrollment period ends. Spaces may be added or students may change their pre-enrollment to another class and leave an opening. If you are unsuccessful during pre-enrollment, try again when your add period starts. In particular, there are usually some drops after the first class meets. You are welcome to attend one or two classes while you wait for an opening.

Who to Contact for Help

Course instructors can not give you permission to enroll unless the course is listed in the catalog as “permission of instructor.”

Contact Heather Peterson for assistance with most 1000-/2000-level courses or Michelle Klinger for assistance with MATH 1300 and 3000-level courses and above. If you send email, please include your name, college, class standing, and any other details you think may help us prioritize your request.

The Mathematics Department will assist you if you are unable to resolve a conflict between a required math course and another required course for your degree. If changing your first-year writing seminar or PE class is possible and will resolve the conflict, then you should resolve the conflict on your own rather than seeking an accommodation for your math class.

Independent Study

Students who wish to enroll in MATH 4900 (research) or MATH 4901 (reading course) must fill out an independent study form after meeting with the proposed faculty supervisor to discuss the goals and expectations of the project.