Winter Registration Reminders

| January 13, 2022
Submitted by Karina Almeida for Student Experience - Academic

What can I do if a course or section I want to take is full?

  • If a class is “closed”, it means there are no available seats left for enrollment. Although it may seem helpful to ask the class instructor for permission to enroll in a full class, the instructors do not have authorization or access to over-enroll a full class.
  • You can continue to monitor Mosaic for an opening in your desired course or section until the end of the add/drop period, which is Tuesday, January 18, for the Winter 2022 term. In the event that additional seats are added to a class, they will be released to all students at the same time, rather than to specific students by request.

Why are there class restrictions in an online class?

  • To ensure an optimal learning experience for registered students, faculty offices cannot over-enroll a closed course. Although some sections will be offered online in the Winter 2022 term, there are still class capacities and restrictions we must adhere to for the Instructor administering the class.

Can the instructor waive the prerequisite for a class I want to take?

  • Instructors cannot waive prerequisites. They are created by the Area/Department responsible for the course and approved by the Faculty. The rationale for the prerequisite is carefully vetted to ensure an optimal learning experience, and cannot be overridden by your instructor.

Questions? Check out the BCom FAQ webpage.

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