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Introductory Labs

Introductory Physics Lab Information (136/141/161/236/241) - A round-the-clock educational resource for students taking the physics courses

Department of Physics Waitlist Policy
Waitlists for the introductory laboratory courses--PHYSICS 136,141, 236, and 241--are managed by the Physics student services office. Circumventing the Wolverine Access waitlists allows students to waitlist for as many sections as may work with their schedules. If you wish to be added to waitlists for PHYSICS 136, 141, 236, or 241, please click the link below.

When a seat becomes available in a lab that was previously full, overrides will be issued at the discretion of the department or instructor, typically in the order that students joined the waitlist, although in some cases class standing will also be taken into account. Students will have at least 48 hours to register for a course once an electronic permission is issued to them.

If your schedule changes and you need to update the sections you are on the waitlist for, please email physics.sso@umich.edu and we will modify your submission. If you do not alert us of a schedule change and you receive an override for a section that no longer works for you, you will need to resubmit a request and move to the bottom of the list. 

Drop/Add Policy for Physics Labs

Students are required to attend the first day of lab class. Any student that does not attend the first day of lab will be dropped in order to make room for waitlisted students. If you have any questions, please contact physics.sso@umich.edu