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Fall 2021 Enrollment Calendar
|Fall 2021 Class Standing||Pre-enrollment period
(starts 9 a.m. Eastern Time)
(8 a.m. Eastern Time)
|Graduate students||May 6 (Thu) – May 7 (Fri)||August 17 (Tue)|
|Professional students||May 6 (Thu) – May 7 (Fri)||August 17 (Tue)|
|Seniors||May 10 (Mon) – May 11 (Tue)||August 17 (Tue)|
|Juniors||May 11 (Tue) – May 12 (Wed)||August 18 (Wed)|
|Sophomores||May 12 (Wed) – May 13 (Thu)||August 19 (Thu)|
|Continuing first-years||May 12 (Wed) – May 13 (Thu)||August 25 (Wed), 9 a.m.|
|Entering first-years||July 12 (Mon) – July 16 (Fri)||August 25 (Wed), 9 a.m.|
Fall 2021 Important Dates
The last day to add a class is September 9, and the last day to drop a class or change grade options is October 21. Starting October 22, withdrawal from courses is by petition only. If approved, a "W" will appear on the official transcript.
Selecting the Right Course
For the most current information on course availability and your enrollment, check Student Center. If you are using Scheduler or another scheduling tool for planning purposes, take care not to use your plan as a personal calendar unless you first update it to match your schedule in Student Center. You should only be attending the section that matches your enrollment in Student Center.
During the continuing student pre-enrollment period in May, many courses at the 1000 and 2000 level have low enrollment limits to save space — in all sections — for entering first-year students. These limits will be raised before first-year students pre-enroll in July and some may be raised again slightly in August to allow students to make schedule changes.
MATH 1110, 1120, and 2220 are expected to fill up completely during the first-year pre-enrollment period, but spaces will open up in August due to drops. Look for openings after the first-year add/drop period starts.
MATH 1910, 1920, 2210, 2310, 2930, and 2940 may fill up briefly during pre-enrollment or the add period, especially on the first day for first-year students or sophomores. If this happens, more spaces will be added to enable students to self-enroll on Student Center and meet their math requirements. Check back later in the day for openings.
Time Conflict Policy
A time conflict exists between two classes if the meeting times as published in the Class Roster overlap. Time conflict petitions that involve a MATH class will be denied if (a) either class is in person or hybrid or (b) the student is a freshman, sophomore, or junior. If the MATH class has other sections that don’t create a time conflict but are full, contact Heather Peterson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
Seniors and graduate students are strongly encouraged to seek advice from a faculty advisor and avoid choosing classes that conflict; however, if a conflict with a MATH class appears unavoidable, contact Mikki Klinger (email@example.com) and include your name, college, class standing, and details of the two conflicting classes and how they contribute to your program of study.
This policy applies to Spring 2021 classes and is subject to change for future terms. All time conflict petitions require department approval.
When a Class is Full
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 (as described in the Enrollment Overview above) 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 August. Students make a lot of changes to their schedules during the early part of the add period. Sections may open and close several times a day due to adds and drops, and there are usually some drops after the first class meets. 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. Your schedule should be settled before the add deadline.
If you are interested in a specific time, you may find an opening if you check several times throughout the add period, but 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, but understand that you may not get your ideal schedule.
Limits and Waiting Lists
We do not keep waiting lists for individual sections of a course, and most MATH courses will not have a waiting list because students will be able to self-enroll in Student Center with a little patience. A few exceptions are included below. Check back for updates.
NOTE: If you have a time conflict, please review our time conflict policy before adding yourself to a waiting list.
MATH 1110 (Calculus I) — We are unable to admit more students during pre-enrollment, but spaces will open up in August due to drops. Look for openings after the first-year add/drop period starts.
MATH 1300 (Mathematical Explorations) — The MATH 1300 waiting list has closed. No more students will be admitted for fall 2021. The next offering of MATH 1300 will be fall 2022.
MATH 1710 (Statistical Theory and Application in the Real World) — Enrollment is limited to 25 students per discussion. There will not be a waiting list. 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 1910 (Calculus for Engineers) — We have added 3 new discussions to MATH 1910 to accommodate first-year students who need the course: Dis 219 - T 3:45-4:35PM (class number 19870), Dis 223 - T 8:00-8:50AM (class number 19923), and Dis 224 - T 9:05-9:55AM (class number 19924). [ Last updated Mon, July 12 at 6:23 PM. ]
MATH 3110 (Introduction to Analysis) — The MATH 3110 waiting list has closed. Thanks to a larger than anticipated number of drops, students may self-enroll directly in Student Center as long as spaces are available.
MATH 3320 (Number Theory) — Rather than start a waiting list, we have opened a third lecture of MATH 3320 (class number 19755, meeting TR 1:00-2:15). The three lectures will be limited to 35 students each for a total of 105 students. Spaces in Lec 001 (class number 4361, meeting MWF 12:25-1:15) and Lec 002 (class number 6896, meeting MWF 1:30-2:20) are expected to open up early in the add period due to drops and students who choose to change their enrollment to Lec 003. If you need a particular lecture time and can’t find an opening after checking a few times (over a few days) during the add period and the course is required for your degree, reach out to Mikki Klinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MATH 4710 (Basic Probability) — The MATH 4710 waiting list has closed. No more students will be admitted for fall 2021. The next offering of MATH 4710 will be spring 2022.
Who to Contact for Help
Course instructors cannot 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 Mikki Klinger for assistance with MATH 1300, 1340, and courses numbered 3000 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 need to change sections 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.
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. The deadline to add an independent study for Fall 2021 is Friday, October 1st.