Enrollment & Scheduling


  • Some math classes are impacted.
  • Enrollments are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To sign up for a Math class:

  1. Add the class through CalCentral.
  2. In signing up for a lower-division math class, or an upper-division class with discussion sections, you must sign up for both the lecture and a discussion section. You will not get into the lecture without being in a discussion section.
  3. If you cannot immediately add a class, you should try to put yourself on the waitlist for both the lecture and discussion section. To improve your chances of getting into the class, you should sign up for a section with the shortest possible wait list.
  4. Avoid adding a class or section you know ahead of time that you will not be able to attend; you might not be able to switch to another section that does work with your schedule later.
  5. If you need to switch discussion sections you can try to do so through the "Options" link on the "Class Enrollment" card in CalCentral.  Note that switching sections will only work if you are enrolled (not wait-listed) and if there is space in the desired discussion section, as well as no waiting list for that section. 
  6. Wait lists are processed automatically by CalCentral, not by the department. 

See here for a complete "Cal Central Enrollment Guide for Students".


NOTE: When a lecture waitlist is full, you cannot put yourself on the waitlist for the lecture or for a discussion section. This is true even if there is room on the discussion section waitlist and sometimes when there appears to be seats available in the lecture. Wait for space to open on the class waitlist, and then add yourself to the waitlist for the class and discussion section. On CalCentral, you need the Green Circle icon or Yellow Triangle icon to either enroll or add to waitlist; a Blue Square icon means the lecture and/or section is CLOSED.

The good news: We do see about 10% of students enrolled at the start of instruction drop the class, so it is possible to enroll in a class that is closed near the beginning of term. You should attend class and discussion section from day one, turn in homework, etc., if you intend to enroll in the class once space opens up.