Add Codes in Foster

As of winter quarter 2011, add code policies in Foster are as follows:  

    1.    Do NOT e-mail instructors or advisers for add codes.  No wait lists, formal or informal, will be kept by
            instructors.

    2.    If you are trying to gain access to a full section, keep checking the registration system for openings through
           the first week of classes.

    3.    200-level courses which are full at the start of the quarter will not be overloaded. 

    4.    If, on the first day of the quarter, you wish to gain access to a full 300/400 level section, you must attend 
            the first class sessions and continue to check the Time Schedule for spaces that open up.  Students should
            continue to attend class all week and are responsible for material presented.  However, this does not
            guarantee a seat
.  Registration will remain open through the first week of the quarter for any spaces that
            do open up.  Registration will close after the first week and no one will be allowed to register, even if there is
            a space. 

What should you do if a section of a course you want/need is closed?

    1.    Register for an open section that fits your schedule to allow you to continue to make degree progress.

    2.    Keep checking the registration system in case openings become available in the section you want/need.

    3.    And, above all else, register when you are eligible…getting up at 6am is worth it if you get the class 
           schedule you want.
 
    Graduating seniors who are closed out of required courses for the quarter in which they are graduating should 
    visit an adviser in Undergraduate Programs to discuss strategies.



Other Notes About Add Codes

Depending on your status, you might lack the ability to register in other situations.  Please read carefully below.  If you have questions, you are welcome to see an adviser in the UW Foster School of Business Undergraduate Programs Office (UPO) in 202 Dempsey Hall.


Foster School students:
Students who are admitted to the Foster School may experience registration restrictions through a variety of circumstances, including:

        •    not having the course prerequisite(s)/co-requisite(s), which can include grade minimums
        •    not holding the appropriate class status (such as junior or senior standing)
        •    not being enrolled in an option or special program (such as Finance, Marketing, Honors, etc.)
        •    attempting to repeat a non-repeatable class

In most cases, these restrictions are binding.  Students who wish to request an exception should see an adviser.


Pre-major, Pre-business and other non-Business students:
Students who are not yet admitted to the Foster School or do not intend to apply may experience registration restrictions through a variety of circumstances, including:

    •    not holding the appropriate class status (e.g. ACCTG 215, ACCTG 225, QMETH 201 and MGMT 200 
         require sophomore standing, which is 45 or more credits)
    •    not being an admitted Foster School student and trying to register during Period I or II (most upper division
         Business courses)
    •    attempting to repeat a non-repeatable class

In most cases, these restrictions are binding.  Students who wish to request an exception should see an adviser.  Students seeking entry into Upper Division Core Courses prior to being admitted to the Foster School should recognize that completion of these courses does not increase the likelihood of admission to our program.

Exchange students and visiting scholars:

Exchange students and visiting scholars may experience registration restrictions through a variety of circumstances.  However, since the programs are unique, students in this category should call 206-685-3400 to schedule an appointment with an Undergraduate Programs adviser to discuss registration.


Non-matriculated students:

To register for many business courses (including the majority of upper-division coursework) non-matriculated students must use the appropriate non-matriculated student registration form and obtain the signature of an Undergraduate Programs adviser.   


Graduate students:
Most undergraduate courses are restricted to undergraduate students until the first week of class.  Graduate students who wish to take an undergraduate course should see an adviser.

If you are prohibited from registration and feel it is incorrect, you may seek information from an Undergraduate Programs adviser in Dempsey Hall 202.