Class size and enrollment limits

The college strives to accommodate all students who want to take a particular course and who have adequate preparation. This is balanced with the belief that course enrollment should facilitate effective teaching and learning. Most conferences are limited to 24 students. Once 24 students have enrolled, students may place themselves on a waitlist. When space becomes available the next student on the list will be notified by email and given a period of time (typically 48 hours) to secure the open spot by adding the course via SOLAR. Once classes have begun, students can only be added from the waitlist by permission of the instructor. The instructor sets an enrollment override in IRIS that allows a student to add via SOLAR.

Occasionally, the Committee on Academic Policies and Planning (CAPP) will approve a faculty member's request to apply enrollment criteria (e.g. class standing, major) to a course after enrollment has begun. If this results in students being dropped from the course, those students will be automatically placed on the waitlist and will be notified of this action by the registrar's office.

Students who have met the prerequisites and are successfully enrolled in a course at the end of the preceding spring semester are guaranteed entry to that class. Faculty may give special consideration to requests from new transfer students and to students returning from leave.

(Page last modified: July 13, 2021)