Waitlist, Closed, and Changing Sections

The Department of Mathematics has different procedures for adding waitlisted/closed courses and changing sections in place for all courses.

Students should periodically check their schedules online as enrollment and classroom changes occur frequently. The Department of Mathematics has instituted a procedure for helping students enroll into classes after the first Friday of the semester.

Adding Waitlisted and Closed Courses


Waitlisted and Closed Math Courses Numbered 2999 and Below:

Instructors are not permitted to give permission to add students to closed or waitlisted courses.

  • Students on the waitlist must realize this class is full.
  • Students must wait to see if a seat opens due to someone dropping the course or more seats are added to the course. 
  • After the first Friday of the semester the university drops all waitlists. If a student has not be able to add class, or needs to change their section/instructor, they can follow the departmental procedure about adding a course after the first Friday.

Waitlisted and Closed Math Courses Numbered 3000 and Above:

Instructors may provide permission to add students to closed or waitlisted courses starting the second week of the semester.

  • Instructors will not give permission to students to be added to a course if other students are higher on the waitlist.
  • Students must receive approval by the Math Advising Office and the instructor. Students must visit Math Advising Office to receive a Math Department Registration Permission form. Instructors will not sign the normal university Enrollment Permission Form.
  • Permission to enroll over the limit is completely up to the instructor. The instructor has the right to turn students away and the department will respect those individual instructors' decisions.
  • After the first Friday of the semester the university drops all waitlists. If a student has not be able to add class, or needs to change their section/instructor, they can follow the departmental procedure about adding a course after the first Friday.

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After the First Friday of the Semester


The university releases all course waiting lists after the first Friday of each semester.  Students on the waitlist will not be notified or enrolled in a class if someone were to drop.  Students wanting into a class should be aware of the department's policy below.

How to enroll into a class after the first Friday (including change of section/instructor requests):

  • The first day of the second week of the semester, students can go to the Math Course Office, Mathematics Building 113, to enroll in a math class/section of their choice.
    • For the Spring 2019 semester, this will happen on Monday, January 14, 2019.
  • Math courses numbered 2999 or lower may add one seat over the limit of each lecture/recitation.
  • Math courses numbered 3000 or more will need approval of the Math Adivising Office and the instructor. The student will need to visit the Math Advising Office to receive a Math Department Registration Permission form before meeting with the instructor.
  • If a seat is available, it will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Waitlist positions hold no bearing since they no longer exist.
  • Students are encouraged to arrive early as a line forms before the office opens.
  • Students must know the specific class section they wish to enroll. The Math Course Office will not help students find sections that will fit in their schedules, students will need to do this before arriving.
  • Students will only be enrolled if space exists.  If no more space is left, students must wait until the next semester the course is being offered to enroll.  No exceptions.

The Department of Mathematics is not permitted to override the maximum classroom capacity set by fire codes. Students can review the capacity for each classroom on the General Room Assignments.

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Changing Sections of Math Courses


Students are able to change from one section to another on their own through the first week of the semester. Students should drop the course they are enrolled in and add the new section in Buckeye Link. Students should first confirm that the desired section is open before dropping their current section.

Note: If the lecture is closed and recitation is open, do not drop the current class. Students will not be able to add themselves to the new section if the associated lecture is closed.

After the first week of the semester, students should follow the departmental procedure for changing sections as noted below. Students with extenuating circumstances may request the department for an exception to the following deadlines.

Course When are Section Changes Allowed? How to Change Sections?
Math 1050 Through 4th Friday Visit Math Course Office: Math Bldg 113
Math 1075 Through 4th Friday Visit Math Course Office: Math Bldg 113
Math 1116 Through 1st Friday Changes can be made in Buckeye Link
Math 1125 Through 1st Friday Changes can be made in Buckeye Link
Math 1126 Through 1st Friday Changes can be made in Buckeye Link
Math 1130 Through 4th Friday Visit Math Course Office: Math Bldg 113
Math 1131 Through 4th Friday Visit Math Course Office: Math Bldg 113
Math 1135 Through 1st Friday Changes can be made in Buckeye Link
Math 1136 Through 1st Friday Changes can be made in Buckeye Link
Math 1140 Through 4th Friday Visit Math Course Office: Math Bldg 113
Math 1141 Through 4th Friday Visit Math Course Office: Math Bldg 113
Math 1148 Through 4th Friday Visit Math Course Office: Math Bldg 113
Math 1149 Through 4th Friday Visit Math Course Office: Math Bldg 113
Math 1150 Through 4th Friday Visit Math Course Office: Math Bldg 113
Math 1151 Through 4th Friday Visit Math Course Office: Math Bldg 113
Math 1152 Through 4th Friday Visit Math Course Office: Math Bldg 113
Math 1156 Through 4th Friday Visit Math Course Office: Math Bldg 113
Math 1161.01 Through 4th Friday Visit Math Course Office: Math Bldg 113
Math 1161.02 Through 4th Friday Visit Math Course Office: Math Bldg 113
Math 1165 Through 1st Friday Changes can be made in Buckeye Link
Math 1166 Through 1st Friday Changes can be made in Buckeye Link
Math 1172 Through 4th Friday Visit Math Course Office: Math Bldg 113
Math 1181H Through 1st Friday
Through 2nd Friday w/ permission of Dept.
Changes can be made in Buckeye Link
Visit Math Advising: Math Bldg 250
Math 2137 Through 1st Friday Changes can be made in Buckeye Link
Math 2138 Through 1st Friday Changes can be made in Buckeye Link
Math 2153 Through 1st Friday
Through 2nd Friday w/ permission of Dept.
Changes can be made in Buckeye Link
Visit Math Advising: Math Bldg 250
Math 2162.01 Through 1st Friday
Through 2nd Friday w/ permission of Dept.
Changes can be made in Buckeye Link
Visit Math Advising: Math Bldg 250
Math 2162.02 Through 1st Friday
Through 2nd Friday w/ permission of Dept.
Changes can be made in Buckeye Link
Visit Math Advising: Math Bldg 250
Math 2167 Through 1st Friday Changes can be made in Buckeye Link
Math 2168 Through 1st Friday Changes can be made in Buckeye Link
Math 2173 Through 1st Friday Changes can be made in Buckeye Link
     and higher Through 2nd Friday w/ permission of Dept. Visit Math Advising: Math Bldg 250
 

 

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