Please note NEW RESTRICTIONS FOR USE OF THIS FORM. Admission to Closed Classes Request Form is for the EXCLUSIVE USE of Psychology and Neuroscience Majors, Psychology Minors, and Human Development Concentration students. Also, Spring 2013 or Fall 2013 graduating seniors in majors that SPECIFICALLY REQUIRE Psyc 210, Psyc 221, Psyc 222, Psyc 238, or Psyc 335 may use this form but only for these courses! All others, please DO NOT use this form OR e-mail OR call Dr. Buchanan to get in a class. He will NOT request that you be placed in a class. You will have to wait for any seats that become available after registration. Filling out this form DOES NOT Guarantee Admission to a Class!
You should include a description of why you wish to be admitted to any closed courses you select (please see criteria below). Requests made without an accompanying reason will be given lowest priority for admission, should seats be available. This form cannot be submitted until 9:00 am on the day after you are scheduled to register. For example, students with an Oct 26 registration date cannot submit this form until 9:00 am Oct 27. Forms submitted before your registration day has passed will not be reviewed. Do not submit a request for a seat in a closed section when you are registered in another section of that course. Please be timely in your requests, Dr. Buchanan will review the requests and add students after each successive class (i.e. seniors, juniors, sophomores) registers. You will be notified regarding his decision. DO NOT APPROACH FACULTY MEMBERS TO BE WRITTEN INTO CLASSES.
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.