The Physics Department discourages students from changing midstream from PHYSICS 140 to PHYSICS 125 or from PHYSICS 240 to PHYSICS 126, so it is important that students choose the first course of a physics sequence with care. Prospective engineers, physicists, and chemists should elect PHYSICS 140/240 rather than PHYSICS 125/126 because concentration programs in these areas require the PHYSICS 140/240 sequence. In the case of some departmental concentration programs (e.g., biology) or in special individual circumstances, students can elect or are encouraged to elect the PHYSICS 125/126 sequence. Some advisors will advise all students who have had calculus to elect PHYSICS 140/240. PHYSICS 140/240 can be elected by all students who have had calculus, but it should be elected only by students who enjoy solving difficult problems and who think that they will be good at it.
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For multi-sectioned Intro-Courses (Physics 125/126/127/128, Physics 140/240/141/241, Physics 135/235/127): overrides will be managed by the Student Services Office. To add yourself to the waitlist, please bring a current copy of your class schedule to 2464 Randall Lab. All efforts will be made to enroll you in a course that fits with your current schedule that day. If the Office is unable to enroll you in a class, all available sections that fit with your schedule will be noted, and you will be contacted by email once a seat opens up.
For all other physics courses: when the course has filled to capacity, an electronic waitlist will open on Wolverine Access. Overrides will be issued by discretion of the Department.
Once classes begin, overrides will be issued through permission of the Instructor by the Student Services Office. Students have 48 hours to register for the course once permission is issued.
Please contact the Student Services Office, 2464 Randall Lab, firstname.lastname@example.org, 734-764-5539, with questions or concerns.