Pre-enrollment for Fall 2017 Classes

For guidance in selecting an appropriate entry-level course, please consult First Steps in Math and/or your faculty advisor.

Fall 2017 Class StandingPre-enrollment Period
Graduate and professional school students Wednesday, April 12 – Friday, April 14
Seniors Monday, April 17 – Wednesday, April 19
Juniors Wednesday, April 19 – Friday, April 21
Sophomores Monday, April 24 – Wednesday, April 26
Continuing freshmen Monday, April 24 – Wednesday, April 26
Entering freshmen Monday, July 10 – Tuesday, July 18

If you are having difficulty adding or changing a math class, please read on to learn about enrollment restrictions, what to do when a class is full, and who to contact for help.

Enrollment Restrictions

If you are a senior looking to fulfill a math requirement and are having trouble enrolling in one of these courses, please consider your other options (sooner rather than later). Contact Ed Swartz if you need help finding an available course.

  • Many of our entry-level calculus and linear algebra courses — those with many lectures and/or discussions — will have low enrollment limits during the continuing student pre-enrollment period. This practice is used to save spaces in all sections for entering freshmen to pre-enroll over the summer.
  • Pre-enrollment in MATH 1300 (Mathematical Explorations) is restricted to Arts & Sciences students. Out-of-college students may be able to enroll during the add/drop period. Enrollment is limited to 40 students.
  • Enrollment in MATH 1710 (Statistical Theory and Application in the Real World) 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. (See also First Steps in Math: Introductory Statistics.)

What To Do When a MATH Class is Full

If the section you want is full on Student Center and 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 the entire course is full (and not listed above as restricted), the Math Department will likely raise the enrollment caps soon. Check Student Center again a little later. After half a day or so, if you still don’t find an opening, you should ask for help if the course is required for your degree.

Students make a lot of changes to their schedules during the early part of the add/drop period in August. Sections may open and close several times due to adds and drops. 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/drop period.

Who to Contact for Pre-enrollment Help

Contact Heather Peterson for assistance with 1000-/2000-level courses or Michelle Klinger for assistance with 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; however, 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 (MATH 4900 and 4901)

Students who wish to take 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.