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New deadline and procedure for CI-H/CI-HW Subjects

On Wednesday, Dennis Freeman PhD ’86, the Dean for Undergraduate Education, announced in an email to the undergraduate community that a new process for enrolling in Communication Intensive HASS (CI-H/HW) subjects has been established. This new enrollment tool will replace the HASS-D Lottery as a means for selecting CI-H/HW subjects.

The Faculty Subcommittee on the Communication Requirement (SOCR) has designed the new process in order to maximize the number of students who receive their first choice when selecting CI-H/HW subjects. When pre-registration begins on May 1, current students may submit two primary choices for these subjects, as well as two alternatives for each choice. Students may also choose to place themselves on waitlists.

In order to help departments earlier determine the number of sections needed, the deadline for making these selections will be June 16. This earlier deadline has been put in place to provide more students with their top-choice subjects; departments will be able to add or delete classes according to responses from students during pre-registration. After June 16, students may still delete their primary and alternative choices or change their waitlist options. New freshmen, transfer students, and students returning from leaves can make their CI-H/HW selections after meeting with their advisors during the orientation period (August 25-28). Schedules and waitlists will be published on August 29. Students will be able to see which classes still have openings, as well as their positions on the waitlists at this time.

This process will ensure that students will know which CI-H/HW subjects they are enrolled in before classes begin. The online waitlists also remove the need for students to attend several classes to find openings in other subjects at the beginning of the semester.

Dean Freeman has advised that students set up meetings with their advisors before June 16 to discuss their CI-H/HW subject selections.

—Patricia Z. Dominguez