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Old 07-05-2008 at 01:00 AM   #1
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Hey guys, for the past 2 weeks I've had family problems and could not register for my courses on SOLAR. I started registration pretty late, tonight, and so as a result many of the courses that I would like to choose and the courses that I have to choose are already full. My problem is mainly on the required courses, because they are already filled how can I meet my programs (Life Sci !) expectations.

Also I was wondering if there is any chance that courses already full would be available once again for selection and when could I be expecting this change (mainly interested in philo level one courses, 1A03, 1B03, 1E03).

Sorry if my questions are not clear and thank you for any help.
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just to add to my previous post. From what I understand u can pick courses only when they are open in solar. For example, I'm interested in philosophy which is in social science which opened yesterday. It doesn't make sense how did all the first year philosophy courses fill up in such a short time. Any help well be appreciated.
Old 07-05-2008 at 08:01 AM   #3
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There is a certain system that Mac goes through that has seemingly gotten more confusing over the last two or three years.

All upper years choose courses first. They have a tendancy to pick courses from first and second year as electives to decrease their workload. They are allowed to take a certain number of seats in these classes, and then the course becomes full to them.

First year students pick last. All first year courses are supposed to open up for them. They choose the courses they need, which are supposed to be open to them so they can pick the correct courses needed to go on to level two.

However, this year there seems to be a lot of issues with seats opening up for first years. We're not sure why. Regardless, if you need the course to proceed to level two the school has to open up a spot for you.

If the course you need is full, you are to contact your faculty, tell them of your issue, and they will open the course up to you.
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