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Waitlist Procedures

All sections of all undergraduate courses have a waitlist (except courses that are “Instructor Consent,” First-Year Seminars, and Independent Studies).

After the Early Registration period, the Department will provide permission to register as seats become available in classes using the following guidelines:

  1. Upper level courses — Seats will be offered to senior majors (85+ credits), then junior majors (55–84 credits), sophomore majors (25–54 credits), then non-majors. BCN, Cognitive Science, and Neuroscience majors will be given priority for BCN/Cog Sci/Neuroscience eligible courses.
  2. Breadth courses — Seats will be offered first to majors by class rank, then all others in waitlist order.
  3. 100 level courses — Waitlist order with first-year and sophomore students receiving priority.

During Early Registration students will have 2 days after receiving a permission to register for the class before the permission expires. Being on a waitlist does not guarantee a spot in the class.

Reserved Seats

Some seats are reserved for Psychology, BCN, Cognitive Science, and Neuroscience majors.  Please note, if you have not completed your pre-requisite coursework, or seen an advisor to officially complete the declaration process, you are not considered a Psychology, BCN, or Neuroscience major in Wolverine Access.   Additionally, some seats are reserved for students of specific class standing; senior, junior, sophomore, and first-year.

Class standing is determined by the number of credits earned toward a degree, and includes the number of credits being taken in the current term:

  • First-Year: fewer than 25 credits
  • Sophomore: 25 through 54 credits
  • Junior: 55 through 84 credits
  • Senior: 85 credits or more