From time to time during the registration period, all of the seats in a particular section of a course, or all of the seats in all sections, will be taken by other students.
- Do not panic! This is normal. It’s the result of students adding and dropping classes at the last minute.
- A large number of seats always becomes available during the Drop/Add period, because students often drop classes at the last minute.
- It almost never happens that there are no seats in any section. We have empty seats in both the lecture and the lab every semester.
All seats are taken in the section I want. We strongly recommend that you register for another section, then switch when a seat becomes available in the desired section. By ensuring that you have a seat, the stress of not knowing your schedule is eliminated. Above all, we recommend against putting your name on the Waitlist. Remember that the Registrar’s Offices erases all Waitlists 3 days before classes begin.
No seats are available in any section of the course that I want. As stated above, do not panic. More seats will become available just prior to the start of the semester. Track the sections that you are interested in, especially during the Drop/Add period.
I need a seat in a particular full section because of conflicts with another course. The Department will work closely with you and your advisor to resolve the conflict. We verify all claims of a course conflict. As part of the process, we will review your schedule with your advisor, and with the instructor of the conflicting course. Priority in these situations is given to seniors for whom the conflict may delay graduation in the current academic year. If you believe this applies to you, please email us with the following information:
- The number of the Chemistry course (e.g. “CHEM 1212”) that you want.
- The number of the CRN (e.g. “CRN 12345”) of the section for the course you want.
- The date and time of the section for the course you want.
- The number and CRN of the non-Chemistry course that is in conflict (e.g. “GEOL 1133, CRN 12345”).
- The date and time of the non-Chemistry course that is in conflict.
- The name and email address of your advisor.
- The name and email address of the instructor of record for the non-Chemistry course that is in conflict.
Requests for information or support are handled through email exchange with the General Chemistry Administrator. Send all email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Do NOT send requests to any other email address; doing so will delay your support by 2 to 5 business days.
Allow one full business day for a reply. If, for example, you send a request at 6 PM on a Wednesday, it will be received the following morning, and a reply can be generally expected one business day later, which would be Friday morning. Do not send additional emails on the same topic; this will delay your support by 1 to 3 business days.
You must include your full name, MyID, and 810 number on all email. If any of this information is missing, the email will be returned without action, resulting in a delay.
All credit transfer and overrides require that you attach a copy of your transcript. If you do not have an official transcript yet, you may send a screen shot of the unofficial grade report or online transcript. The screen shot must show the following information:
- Name of the institution.
- Name of the student
- Year and semester
- The course number (e.g. “CHEM 3456”) and title (e.g. “Inorganic Chemistry”).
If the transcript is not attached, the email will be returned without action, resulting in a delay.