For all EECS courses numbered EECS 499 and below, prerequisites are being enforced. If the system doesn't find that you have completed or are currently enrolled in the prerequisites, you will get this message when trying to enroll: "Requisites not met for class. Not enrolled."
Prerequisites and grade requirements are in place to be sure that participating students have the skills they will need to succeed in the class. If you have a special circumstance that you think warrants an exception, you may petition to register (in EECS we call this a Permission Request). The Chief Program Advisor (CPA) for your program will review your academic record and the information you provide and make a recommendation. The instructor for the course will make the final decision based on the CPA's recommendation and the Advising Office will notify you of the decision via email. You do not need to make an appointment with the CPA to initiate this process, but you are welcome to do so if you would like to discuss your situation in person.
Please be aware that this process can sometimes take several days to weeks. Please start the process early!
Note: Permissions will not be granted based on instructor consent alone. You will still be asked to complete the form and it will still be reviewed by the CPA and sent to the instructor so that he/she can make an informed decision based on your advisor's recommendation. Your instructor may still allow you to enroll in the course, but skipping this step will delay the process for you.
If you meet the prerequisites for the course but the section you wish to join is full, please add yourself to the electronic waitlist via Wolverine Access. The department makes every attempt to accommodate these waitlists and place students in sections that work for them, but you should always have a back-up plan. You should attend the first day of classes to determine whether or not there will be space for you in the class. Some waitlists are not cleared until after the first day of classes, please be patient! You can always ask the EECS Undergraduate Advising Office about the status of a full section or waitlist.
When a waitlist is cleared, you will receive an e-mail letting you know that you can register. Then use Wolverine Access to add the course to your schedule (note: you will need to drop from the waitlist first).
THE ELECTRONIC WAITLIST CLOSES ON THE 1ST DAY OF CLASS. If you cannot add your name to the electronic waitlist via Wolverine Access because it is after the first day of classes, you must fill out a Permission Request Form in the EECS Undergraduate Advising Office. If your prerequisites are verified you will be added to a paper waitlist and authorized to enroll as space allows. If you do not have the prerequisites your request will be sent through the permission process below.
Note: Once you receive a waitlist override or permission, you must use Wolverine Access to add the course to your schedule. Electronic overrides and permissions have expiration dates. You must add the course by midnight of the day it expires.