Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators
GEOSCI 100-115 and 170 are short (half-term) courses. They consist of detailed examinations of restricted geologic topics. The department lists the specific courses from this series in the Schedule of Classes for the terms they are offered (fall and winter terms only). Each course, when offered, meets twice weekly for half of the term (first half or second half), and the specific dates for each course are printed in the Schedule of Classes. These courses are designed primarily for students with no prior geologic training and they are open to all interested persons. GEOSCI 100-115 and 170 are offered on the graded pattern (optional pass/fail).
Waitlist and Permission Policies
As required by LSA, all Geological Sciences (GEOSCI) undergraduate courses will have electronic waitlists in effect at the beginning of registration. Students interested in enrolling in a course that has filled should add their name to the appropriate waitlist through the on-line registration system in Wolverine Access. A waitlist number will appear on the student’s schedule indicating their sequential spot on the electronic waitlist. However, priority on the waitlist is determined not by sequential order but by the Department policies listed below.
Waitlist Priorities in 100 and 200 level courses:
- Sophomores, including those with Junior class standing due to Advanced Placement credit
Waitlist Priorities in 300 and 400 level courses:
- Senior concentrators
- Junior concentrators
- Sophomore concentrators
- All other undergraduate students in order of sequence on the waitlist who have fulfilled the appropriate prerequisite
From the first day of registration until the last business day before the first day of classes, GEOSCI staff will issue permissions to students on each waitlist as seats open using the priority classifications listed above. Once the term begins, enrollment in all GEOSCI classes is by permission of faculty only. Permissions are issued within 24 hours of GEOSCI staff receiving an email from the faculty instructor.
It is recommended that faculty do not issue permissions until after a class has met two times. For seminar or lecture courses, students should attend the first two seminars or lectures of the course. For lecture courses with discussion and/or lab sections, students should attend the first two lectures and one discussion and/or lab section of the course. Faculty instructors can request registered students to be administratively dropped from a course if they fail to attend the first two class meetings as described above.
Students offered permission will receive an e-mail with registration information from Wolverine Access. Permissions will be valid for 3 days and will expire at midnight on the third day (which includes weekends). Failure to use the permission within the 3 day time frame will result in being administratively dropped from the waitlist. After receiving permission, students must add the class via Wolverine Access to become officially enrolled. Also, students will not be able to register for the course (add the course) until they are issued permission and have dropped themselves from the waitlist. In all cases, it is the student’s responsibility to insure he or she is properly enrolled in, or dropped from, a course.
Students and Faculty should be advised of the following
- As soon as a class with a waitlist closes and a student gets on the waitlist, the class does not open if seats are added or if a student drops the class, as long as there is at least one person on the waitlist.
- A student can only waitlist for one section of a multi-component course.
- A student enrolled in one section of a multi-component course cannot waitlist for another section in the same association.
- Permission to enroll in a class is entirely at the discretion of the faculty instructor.