What To Do When Classes Are Closed

It can be frustrating to find that a course that you really want or need is closed. Do not despair or give up! Patience and persistence are key. Follow these tips to create a complete schedule. 

  • Keep watching the AppalNet registration system for any openings.
  • The Schedule Adjustment period is from the end of Early Registration through the end of Drop/Add week. During this time, you have the opportunity to log back into Banner to drop and add classes. 
  • Choose a different section of the desired class if possible.
  • Check your major program of study and the Gen Ed checksheet to see if there are other classes you can take.  You can also review your DegreeWorks.
  • Add yourself to the waitlist if one is available for the course. See more information about how waitlisting works.  If you are on a waitlist, be sure to check your ASU email daily so you don't miss an opportunity to add the class.  You should also have some alternate classes in place in case you do not get into the waitlisted class.
  • For General Education courses, if you have not started a particular Integrative Learning Experience theme, you may want to change your theme. As long as a particular theme is not required for your major, and you don't need to have it to fulfill one of the Designations, this will probably be fine.  Just keep the designations in mind and check with your advisor.
  • Speak with the Instructor or Department Chair during the first week of classes (Drop/Add) and see if you can get a permit for the class. Once the permit has been added to the system, you will still need to register for the class (be sure you know the specific section and CRN number when you ask for the permit).
  • Sit in on the class you want on the first day of class Iit's polite to ask the instructor for permission first) and see if the instructor will then give you a permit to add the class. Don't forget that you still need to register for the class. 
  • If you are trying to register for Chemistry, use the Chemistry Search Tool in AppalNet and fill out the Permit Request form on the Chemistry Department website

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