FAQ: Lab Course Enrollment

Undergraduate laboratory course policies and procedures differ from lecture courses in terms of enrollment, fees, and safety.  Please carefully read the information below and take action as required.

I am on the waitlist for a Biology Lab course. What are my chances of getting in?

We are unable to predict your chances of securing enrollment in a Biology lab course. Your chances are based on the actions of the students currently enrolled in the lab section and those that are ahead of you on the waitlist.

I am on the waitlist for a Biology Lab course. What can I do to better my chances of getting in?

Attend the first class and laboratory meetings. Only those that attend will be considered for enrollment in the course.

My four-year plan indicates that I must take BILD 4 in Fall of my freshman year. I am on the waitlist and may not get in. What do I do?

Remember that the four-year plans are suggested and not every student will be able to follow the plan exactly. If you do not get into BILD 4 your first quarter, prioritize the course in the following quarter. If you have concerns about completing your major requirements in a timely fashion, please consult with a Biology academic advisor.
Questions? Contact Student & Instructional Services (Pacific Hall 1128) through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) or by phone at (858)534-0557.