FALL 2013 REGISTRATION
General Regular Term Policies/Procedures for Math Course Registration
How to Ask for Entrance into a Closed Math Course
Registration Information for Non-Degree students
Math Courses with Priority and/or Restricted Registration
Honors Math Courses
Registration to 8xxx Level Math Courses
Independent Study and Special Projects
The Undergraduate Mathematics Office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. It is closed on all university holidays, evenings, and weekends. Emails are not processed when the office is closed.
QUALIFICATIONS TO RECEIVE PERMISSION TO ENTER A CLOSED MATH CLASS:
- Able to register immediately for the class requested - at proper date/time in registration queue;
- No holds preventing immediate registration;
- Prerequisite course(s) successfully completed (C- or above);
- In cases in which the prerequisite course has not been taken for lower level Math courses (1001, 1031, 1051, 1151, 1142, 1271, 1371), a current U of M online placement test score may be used to indicate readiness;
- No time conflicts with other classes.
PROCEDURE TO REQUEST PERMISSION TO ENTER A CLOSED MATH CLASS:
SEND AN EMAIL TO email@example.com with this information:
- 4-digit course number (Ex. Math 1001) and term (Spring 2013) in the "subject" line of email;
- Student Name and U of M ID number (if you have one) in the main text of the email;
- For each section of each course include:
- Course Number (Ex.: Math 1001)
- Section Number (Ex.: 012)
- Class number (5-digit Ex.: 12345)
- Reason(s) why you can't register to open section(s) in course(s)
Without this information, the reply to your email will be a request to provide the missing information. Permission requests for math classes will not be considered until the registration queue begins!
TIME LINE FOR RECEIVING PERMISSION OR DENIAL DENIAL MESSAGE:
- Target response is 3 (three) business days (M-F) after our office received request
- If volume of requests is high, response may take longer
- Inquiry by email as to status of request should not be made until after 5 (five) business days (M-F) following sending request
Permission to enter a closed/restricted section will be active only for a specified period [included in email response to student].
DELAYS IN PROCESSING REQUEST FOR PERMISSION TO ENTER A CLOSED MATH CLASS:
- Missing information needed to process request
- Multiple requests for same class from same individual (increases volume of requests)
- High volume of requests
DENIAL OF REQUEST FOR PERMISSION TO ENTER A CLOSED MATH COURSE:
- Maximum enrollment cap for class has been reached
- Student does not have prerequisite requirement(s)
- Student does not meet the criteria of the priority seating
- Student not able to register that day (due to hold on record or not student's turn in registration queue)
- Student has multiple conflicting requests
- If you are taking an undergraduate course at the University of Minnesota and are not a student in a degree-seeking program at the U of M, you are considered a "non-degree" student and you are assigned to the College of Continuing Education. Registation for the Fall 2013 semester for non-degree students opens on or after May 3, 2013. Specific instructions on how to register as a non-degree student can be found at the following website: (the College of Continuing Education).
- ON-CAMPUS MATH COURSES are administered by the Undergraduate Office of the School of Mathematics. Questions regarding course prerequisites and entrance into closed sections of on-campus Math courses should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- DISTANCE LEARNING (ODL) MATH COURSES are administered by the College of Continuing Education. Questions regarding these courses should be directed to CCEinfo@umn.edu
MATH 1371 & 1372 have priority seating for:
MATH 2373 & 2374 have priority seating during the Fall 2013 registration queue, priority seating for:
- Incoming CSE freshmen
- Incoming CSE transfer students
- New CSE International freshmen
- CSE students (students who have at least one current program in CSE)
- IF SPACE PERMITS, students who have previously completed or are currently enrolled (Spring 2013) in a CSE Calculus MAY be considered for registration permission.
- After the registration queue for Fall 2013 classes (beginning May 3, 2013), priority seating may be reserved for incoming CSE transfer students.
IF YOU DON'T MEET ANY OF THESE CSE CALCULUS COURSE CRITERIA, then you should register to one of the equivalent courses:
- Math 1271 (Calculus I)
- Math 1272 (Calculus II)
- Math 2243 (Linear Algebra & Differential Equations)
- Math 2263 (Multivariable Calculus)
AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF FALL SEMESTER 2013 CLASSES, non-CSE students who have the prerequisite course work completed can contact email@example.com regarding possible entrance into CSE Calculus courses. (See "Procedure" to request permission to enter a closed math class and for the information which needs to be included in that request. However, because of high demand for these courses, permission for entrance may be unlikely.
MATH 1241 CALCULUS FOR BIOLOGY: Registration restricted to CBS students. CBS students: be sure to check with your college advisor to make sure whether or not this course meets your specific program requirements. Questions regarding this course should be directed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR ALL QUESTIONS/REQUESTS FOR LOWER LEVEL HONORS MATH COURSES (1571H, 1572H, 2573H, 3592H):
- CONTACT: UHP Honors Adviser, Jeanne Anderegg (20 Nicholson Hall or
email@example.com) for permission procedures.
FOR ALL QUESTIONS/REQUESTS FOR UPPER LEVEL MATH COURSES (Math 5285H, 5345H & 5615H):
- CONTACT: Math Undergraduate Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
- REQUESTS for permission to enter upper level honors math courses FAQs:
- Who will always need to ask permission to register?
- Any student who is not a math honors student (including graduate students)
- Any student including a math honors student who is taking a 5xxx level honors math course for the first time
- How is registration permission requested for upper level honors courses? Follow the same procedures as outlined above for requesting entrance into a closed math class.
- How are requests processed? Due to the difficulty of these courses, transcripts will be run and an evaluation will be made by a Math faculty adviser concerning the student's readiness for the honors math course requested. Thus, an immediate response is not possible.