If you've found the course you want but it’s full, don't worry. This happens often, especially with required courses. While it may take a bit of time, with flexibility and persistence you can make your schedule work. Here are some tips.
Check the Course Schedule regularly
People change courses all through the summer. If someone drops a course and a space opens up, you can register and take their place in the course.
Get on the waitlist
If a course has an online waitlist it will be listed on the Course Schedule with the other course sections. Waitlisted students will automatically be moved into classes as spaces become available. If you get moved from a waitlist into a course, you won't be notified by email so check the SSC regularly.
Some departments or instructors have informal waitlists. While it's not a guarantee, it can be helpful to ask. Check the Course Schedule for your instructors contact information.
Try to find another class
Use Course Search to find a alternate courses.
If another section of the same course is available, register for it. You may need to rearrange your schedule, but if it’s a required course it might be your best option.
Have a Plan B
If you still can’t get into the course you want, you may need to wait to take the course in another term or year. As long as you don’t need the course to advance year levels, it’s fine to take it later. Chances are you’ll be able to register for it in future sessions, or similar courses will be offered.
Contact your Academic Advisor
If you can't get into a required course, your faculty advising office may be able to help you with next steps.