Registration FAQ

Do you have wait lists for full classes?

Unfortunately, the current registration system doesn’t have a waitlist function. Because the Writing Program has a large number of classes and a small staff, we don’t have the resources to manage waitlists manually at this time.

If a section you want is full, we recommend that you check frequently for open seats in that section. You may be able to get in if another student drops and you register quickly. Seats often open up close to the start of the semester and during the first week of class.

If you have an extenuating circumstance and really need to take a particular full section, please see the over-enrollment question below. Interest in a topic or instructor is not considered to be an extenuating circumstance.

Can I over-enroll in a full class as an extra student?

The Writing Program does not permit students to add full WR classes because maintaining a smaller class size is essential for seminar-style writing courses.

The Writing Program does not use add/drop forms. If you have extenuating circumstances that make it necessary for you to register for a WR course that is full, you may submit a petition using the form below. Interest in a particular topic or instructor is not considered to be an extenuating circumstance. Both the Writing Program Director and the instructor of the WR section must approve your request. Instructors may choose not to take any extra students. If your petition is approved, the Writing Program will register you for the section.

Over-enrollment Petition Form

  • Please enter the name you prefer to be addressed by. It does not need to match what appears on the Student Link.
  • Which pronouns do you use for yourself? Ex. she/her; he/him; they/their
  • Requested Class

    Instructors may choose not to accept extra students. We recommend providing a few backup section options in case your first choice instructor decides not to take you.
  • If you are registered, list the WR class level and section number (ex. WR 120 A1). If you are not registered for WR, write "none."
  • List the class level and section # (ex. WR 112 B2).
  • List the class level and section # (ex. WR 112 B2).
  • List the class level and section # (ex. WR 112 B2).
  • Please briefly describe the extenuating circumstance you have that causes you to need to take a full section. Interest in a particular topic is not considered an extenuating cirumstance.