General education courses are the most important courses for freshmen, so you should build your schedule around these courses. See further information about the wait-list system here.
If the semester has already begun: Wait list yourself for as many different times as your schedule will allow.
Don’t try at this point to arrange your schedule for maximum convenience; you may miss getting in the class altogether.
Do not go to classes or seek out individual instructors to get a signature on an add slip. Instead, wait list yourself for all the times at which you could take the course (not the same as the times you would prefer to take it).
Registration through the Web and the wait-list system operates 24 hours a day until midnight of the sixth day of classes (not counting weekends or holidays). There are a great number of new registrations occurring during this period, as well as section jumping (students dropping one section and adding another). Determined students who are willing to be flexible with their schedules can almost always add the course they want during this period. It is important, though, to select times that are less popular and not hold out for the perfect schedule.
Instructors will drop students for nonattendance during the first week of classes, and many students are added to courses through the wait lists by this method.
Check your VandalMail frequently! When you are registered for the course through the wait-list system, you are expected to appear in class as soon after as possible. You will receive an email from the wait-list system through your VandalMail, so you need to check your email several times a day. In addition, we in the English department may be trying to communicate with you.