Waitlist, Closed, and Changing Sections

The Department of Mathematics has instituted procedures for adding waitlisted or closed courses and changing sections. Students should periodically check their schedules online as enrollment and classroom changes occur frequently.

Students unable to enroll in a course due to another course conflict or work conflict should visit Students with Time Conflicts for further information.

Adding Waitlisted and Closed Courses During Week One


If a math course is waitlisted or closed, students are encourage to check if other sections are open that fit in their schedule. If no other section is open, students should add themselves to the waitlist.

Once added to the waitlist, students must wait for seats to open due to someone dropping or if more seats are added to the course. Students are encouraged to monitor other sections for newly opened seats. After the first Friday of the semester the university drops all waitlists.

Math instructors are not permitted to give permission to add students to closed or waitlisted courses. Please do not request this permission as they cannot provide it.

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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, thus waitlist positions are no longer considered after the first week of the semester. Students wishing to enroll in a course after the first week should be aware of the department's policy below.

The Department of Mathematics will only approve late adds through the second week of the semester. Students with extenuating circumstances may request the department for an exception.

 

Lower Division Courses (numbered 1050 to 2568)


Students will need to visit the Math Advising Office, Math Building 217 to receive permission. Students can request permission through the second week of the semester. However, students that strongly needing to add a course are encouraged to follow the Monday of Week 2 Add Process as indicated below.

Monday of Week 2 Add Process: First Come, First Served Basis
This process is only for lower division courses

  • Monday morning of the second week of the semester, students can visit the Math Advising Office, Math Building 217, to enroll in a math class.
    • For the Autumn 2019 semester, this will happen on Monday, August 26, 2019.
  • Will add one seat over the limit of each lecture/recitation.
  • 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 should know the specific class section they wish to enroll. As well, students should have alternate options in case their desired section is not available.
  • Students will only be enrolled if space exists. If no more space is available, students must wait until the next semester the course is being offered to enroll.

Late adds will not be permitted for Math 1116, Math 1125, Math 1126, Math 1135, Math 1136, Math 1165, Math 1166, Math 2167 and Math 2168. Enrollment into these courses is only permitted through the first week of the semester.

Note: The Ohio State University 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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Upper Division Courses (numbered 3295 and higher)


Enrollment in upper division math courses require approval from the department and the instructor.

  1. Students will need to visit the Math Advising Office, Math Building 217, to receive department approval on a Math Department Registration Permission form.
  2. Students will then need to visit the instructor for approval.
    1. Instructors will not sign a standard OSU Enrollment Permission form (white form), students must first visit the Math Advising Office for a Math Department Registration Permission form.
    2. The instructor has the right to deny students late adds, and the department will respect those instructors' decisions.
  3. Students will then return to the Math Advising Office to add the course.

Note: The Ohio State University 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.

The following instructions are for students taking math courses on the Columbus campus. Students completing courses on the regional campuses should discuss class changes with their advisor.

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 217
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 217
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 217
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 217
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
Through 2nd Friday w/ permission of Dept.
Changes can be made in Buckeye Link
Visit Math Advising: Math Bldg 217
     and higher Through 1st Friday
Through 2nd Friday w/ permission of Dept.
Changes can be made in Buckeye Link
Visit Math Advising: Math Bldg 217

 

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