Criteria for placement in closed classes:
Criterion 1: A student must be closed out of registering for all sections of the course or have a valid reason why they cannot enroll in a section that still has available seats.
Reasons like “It fits my schedule better”, “I prefer a different professor” or “I want to be in a class with a friend” are not valid reasons for gaining admission to a closed section when seats are available in other sections of the course.
Criterion 2: First priority will be given to students graduating in spring 2013, then fall 2013, and so forth.
Criterion 3: Within each graduating group, priority will be given to psychology and neuroscience majors over psychology minors.
Please note the following soft and hard caps:
PSYC 210 classes will add students from the soft cap of 25 students to a maximum hard cap of 30 students per section.
PSYC 220, 221, 222, 224, 225, 230, 233, 234, 235, & 238 classes will add students from a soft cap of 30 students to a maximum hard cap of 35 students per section.
PSYC 236 will not add additional students, except for extreme circumstances. The current cap is set at the maximum.
PSYC 330 "for majors only" sections (1, 3, & 4) will add students from a soft cap of 20 to a maximum hard cap of 24. NO exceptions will be made as sections of PSYC 330 & 330L are now linked.
PSYC 330L & 491 classes will add students from a soft cap of 10 to a maximum hard cap of 12.
PSYC 335 will add students from a soft cap of 20 to a maximum hard cap of 24.
Once classes have reached the maximum hard cap enrollments listed above, Dr. Buchanan will only request that additional students be enrolled in a course only if students can prove that they must take the course during the current semester to graduate on time. This option would typically only apply to seniors graduating May or December 2013. Furthermore, Dr. Buchanan will consult with the faculty member teaching the course to determine if she/he will accept an additional student under this circumstance. Students will be enrolled in a course only with the instructor's approval. DO NOT APPROACH FACULTY MEMBERS TO BE WRITTEN INTO CLASSES.