How to Enroll in Major-Restricted Courses

If you wish to add a major-restricted course, it is recommended that you first speak to your department’s Undergraduate Academic Advisor.


  1. The non-major student must request permission from the instructor to join the major-restricted class. The instructor gives their permission at their discretion.
  2. The student must fill out this waitlist form for non-majors, including their instructor permission.
  3. The student will be notified on the 4th day of class if there is space in the class, and they will be added in the order in which they filled out the above form.

Things to Know

  • Even if you have instructor consent, the advisor might not be able to add a non-major to a major-restricted course.
  • If you see a course listed as “open/restricted” on the course schedule, the advisor still might not be able to add a non-major to the class if there are only a few seats open. Those seats might be needed as options for current majors who adjust their schedules or for newly admitted external and internal transfer students.
  • During the 5th–12th class days of a fall/spring semester or the 3rd-4th class days of a summer session, any student “late adding” a course in this department must send the academic advisor an email containing instructor consent in addition to stopping by the office in person to be added to the course.
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