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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 - Important Dates

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

Spring 2019 - Enrollment Calendar

Spring 2019 Class Standing Pre-enrollment Period Add/Drop Starts
Graduate students and
professional schools
October 24 (Wed) – October 26 (Fri) January 15
Seniors October 29 (Mon) – October 31 (Wed) January 15
Juniors October 31 (Wed) – November 2 (Fri) January 16
Sophomores November 5 (Mon) – November 7 (Wed) January 17
First-Years November 7 (Wed) – November 9 (Fri) January 18

 

Important Dates

February 5 is the last day to add a class, and March 19 is the last day to drop a class or change grade options. Starting March 20, 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.

*NOTE: Your official enrollment/schedule can be found in Student Center. If you are using Scheduler or some other scheduling tool for planning purposes, take care not to use your plan as a personal calendar unless you first update it to match your official schedule.

Enrollment Information and Waiting Lists

Information will be posted here throughout the pre-enrollment and add/drop periods.  Check back for updates.

MATH 1110 (Calculus I) — Spaces will open up during the add period.  In particular, look for openings after the first-year add/drop period opens on January 18th. We do not keep waiting lists for this course nor for individual sections.

MATH 1120, 1910, 1920*, 2130, 2210, 2220, 2930 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: Space in the 11:15 lecture of MATH 1920 is somewhat limited. If you can adjust the rest of your schedule to make room for the 9:05 lecture, please do so.

MATH 1340 (Strategy, Cooperation, and Conflict) — During pre-enrollment, Arts & Sciences students may enroll in MATH 1340 through Student Center up to a limit of 100 students.  All others must add themselves to the waiting list (not in Student Center), which will open in January; a link to the waiting list will be added here.  Any student who is unable to pre-enroll in MATH 1340 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.

MATH 3040 (Prove It!) — Students may pre-enroll in MATH 3040 through Student Center up to a limit of 30 students.  All others must add themselves to the waiting list (not in Student Center), which will open in January; a link to the waiting list will be added here.  Any student who is unable to pre-enroll in MATH 3040 should be actively considering other options.

MATH 4210 (Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, also MAE 5790) — Graduate students, professional students, and seniors may enroll in MATH 4210 / MAE 5790 through Student Center up to a limit of 45 students.  All others must add themselves to the waiting list (not in Student Center), which will open in January; a link to the waiting list will be added here.  Any student who is unable to pre-enroll in MATH 4210 / MAE 5790 should be actively considering other options. Enrollment will be limited to: graduate students, professional students, and seniors; juniors by permission only.

MATH 4710 (Basic Probability) — Students may pre-enroll in MATH 4710 through Student Center up to a limit of 70 students.  All others must add themselves to the waiting list (not in Student Center), which will open in January; a link to the waiting list will be added here.  Any student who is unable to pre-enroll in MATH 4710 should be actively considering other options.

Other 3000-level and 4000-level MATH courses — At this time, 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, 1340, 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. Beginning October 1, late Fall 2018 indepdendent study requests will need to be submitted on paper. The Spring 2019 on-line independent study form will be available when university undergraduate pre-enrollment begins on Monday, October 29.