Ahhh!! What now?

  1. Ok , I have priority registration at my school and I only need one last class (Chemistry) to apply to BSN programs. Out of probably 20 Chemistry sections they are all closed already!!! And I have priority registration, I cant believe it. and my school does waitlists for classes and there's about 12 to 16 people on each one. What am I supposed to do now??? As far as other schools in my area this one was the best chance I had already at getting registered for a Chem.
    I never anticipated this.....I thought there were so many Id get into at least one! Im sick of this rat race every semester!!!
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Jerico
    My daughter had this problem. She went to the nursing school (a good private one here in Texas) and told them, and they said she could do a Chemistry on line - in fact TWO!

    She did General and Organic Chem on line! :stone

    They took the credit and she got in the next semester.
  4. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Did you go ahead and get on the waitlist for the classes?

    Would it be too late if you took it during the summer?


    I hope you find a way to get in.
  5. by   hospitalstaph
    Quote from Jerico
    My daughter had this problem. She went to the nursing school (a good private one here in Texas) and told them, and they said she could do a Chemistry on line - in fact TWO!

    She did General and Organic Chem on line! :stone

    They took the credit and she got in the next semester.
    They took Chem without a lab??

    Tracy
  6. by   gauge14iv
    Sometimes if they have enough people waitlisted, they add additional classes - so go ahead and get yourself on that wait list!
  7. by   Josh L.Ac.
    This almost happened to me with human physiology (I had to make up for my C that I got in undergrad which was d/t my capricious youth). In all of Seattle I only found one school that had a stand-alone (single quarter) human physiology. The University of Washington had a human physiology class, but it was the 2nd in a two-part series, so it wouldn't count.

    At that solitary school, there were five sections. As I waited for the date on which I could enroll as a "new-student with a bachelor's degree", I watched in horror as each section filled up. The day before I could enroll, there were only 10 seats left in the final section (which, BTW was at a horrible time so my fiance and I had to completely rearrange our classes, work, and child care). So I decided that I would stay up to midnight and enroll so that I could make sure I got a spot.


    Midnight rolled around and I tried to logon. No dice. Server was full. After about 5 minutes of repeated attempts, I checked the enrollment for the class. It said "section closed".


    My first impulse was to throw the laptop against the wall, but I quickly realized that it wasn't my laptop and that such an action would likely wake our son, who had finally fallen asleep. Luckily the rage subsided and I had a thought: maybe since the server was full (or down), the class enrollments were inaccurate. So I started checking classes that I figured would not be closed and saw that they were also listed as closed. Good. All was not lost.

    So I decided to stay up and keep attempting to login...I finally fell asleep at 3AM. When I awoke at 6:30, I tried to login. It worked. I tried to enroll in the two classes I needed, and it worked. Hmmm. I actually could have gotten a full night's rest.




    But even if I hadn't been able to get into the classes, there was always the dreaded online option. It beats waiting another year to start school.
  8. by   Annabelle57
    get on the shortest waitlist you can. e-mail, call, or visit a professor - many times, they can have a lot of pull to squeeze in another student when the enrollment office says "no". a friend of mine who was a bio major at a nearby school (one infamous for not having enough class space for the most needed courses) used to either get waitlisted or not even enroll... and then show up in the classroom on the first day of class that he wanted. almost every time, the professor added him, and he got the class he needed... only once did it not work.

    good luck! i know how completely frustrating that is - i'm signing up tomorrow for my chemistry class, too, and i hope i get the one i need!
  9. by   Jen51699
    Definitely, go ahead and get on a waiting list. Can you take this class at another school? That is what I am having to do my sociology class. If nothing else works, email, call, or visit the professor like Annabelle57 suggested. Good luck!!
  10. by   Kat22
    I would wait list myself show up for the class the first day. I have gotten into 2 classes this way usually without a problem on the first day as several did not show up for class and were dropped automatically. Also email the teacher so they have a heads up as to who you are.

    Good luck!!!!!!!!

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