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Spring 2020 Important Dates
Numerous changes have been made to the academic calendar. Look for updates and more information on the university's COVID-19 web site at Teaching and Learning: Information for Students.
As of April 5th, the last day to drop a class or change a grade option is Tuesday, May 12. The University Registrar expects the ability to elect changes to the S/U grade for students in all courses will be available by the first day of online instruction (4/6) through Student Center. Between May 12 and May 23, the last day of the semester, students can still drop any of their courses with a W and petition to change the grading basis to S/U. Every transcript will include a notation that explains the anomalies associated with the Spring 2020 semester.
Fall 2020 Enrollment Calendar
UPDATE (April 21) - Undergraduate pre-enrollment will be delayed until mid to late June.
|Fall 2020 Class Standing||Pre-enrollment Period||Add/Drop Starts|
|Graduate students and
|April 22 (Wed) – April 24 (Fri)||August 18 (Tue)|
|Seniors||To be announced||August 18 (Tue)|
|Juniors||To be announced||August 19 (Wed)|
|Sophomores||To be announced||August 20 (Thu)|
|Continuing first-years||To be announced||August 26 (Wed)|
|Entering first-years||July 13 (Mon) – July 17 (Fri)||August 26 (Wed)|
Fall 2020 Important Dates
The last day to add a class is September 10, and the last day to drop a class or change grade options is October 22. Starting October 23, withdrawal from courses is by petition only. If approved, a "W" will appear on the official transcript.
During the continuing student pre-enrollment period in April/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 on Wednesday, August 26.
MATH 1910, 1920, 2210, 2310, 2930, and 2940 are courses that may fill up briefly during pre-enrollment or the add period, especially on the first day for first-year students or sophomores. More spaces will be added to enable students to self-enroll on Student Center and meet their math requirements, so check again later in the day.
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. Refer to Limits and Waiting Lists below for a handful of exceptions.
When a Class is Full
For the most current information on course availability, check Student Center.
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 August or January. 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. You are welcome to attend one or two classes while you wait for an opening. 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 you are interested in a specific time, 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. 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.
* Your official enrollment schedule can be found in 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 official schedule.
Limits and Waiting Lists
Information will be posted here throughout the pre-enrollment and add/drop periods. Links to waiting lists will be added in August. Check back for updates.
MATH 1300 (Mathematical Explorations) — Arts & Sciences students may pre-enroll through Student Center up to a limit of 24 students. All others should consider other options during pre-enrollment and then may add themselves to the MATH 1300 waiting list (not in Student Center), which will be linked here starting in August. There will be drops during the first week of the add period and after the first class or two meet; however, MATH 1300 is a small class with limited availability. Many students on the waiting list will not get in.
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 3110 (Introduction to Analysis) — Students who wish to take MATH 3110 but were unable to pre-enroll or who are enrolled but need to change lectures should add themselves to the MATH 3110 waiting list (not in Student Center), which will be linked here starting in August. There are often drops during the first week of the add period and after the first class or two meet, but we may not be able to admit everyone off the list.
MATH 3320 (Number Theory) — Students who wish to take MATH 3320 but were unable to pre-enroll or who are enrolled but need to change lectures should add themselves to the MATH 3320 waiting list (not in Student Center), which will be linked here starting in August. There are often drops during the first week of the add period and after the first class or two meet, but we may not be able to admit everyone off the list.
MATH 4710 (Basic Probability) — Undergraduate seniors and juniors (class standing as of fall 2020) will be able to directly enroll in MATH 4710 through Student Center up to a limit of 45 students. All others should consider other options during pre-enrollment and then may add themselves to the MATH 4710 waiting list (not in Student Center, which will be linked here starting in August. We expect to admit some sophomores off the waiting list, but we may not be able to take everyone. MATH 4710 will be offered again in spring 2021.
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 Michelle 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 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.
Selecting the Right Course
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 Fall 2020 on-line independent study form will be available when undergraduate pre-enrollment begins on Monday, April 27.