Add Drop period for classes

<p>How crazy is it during the add/drop period for classes? I know already that my son has to make a change and was wondering what is involved. Will they let Freshman add classes as long as there are openings or is there red tape involved?</p>

<p>Add/drop is not crazy (thank goodness)! I have yet to encounter problems. Most activity is done online through the webreg.rutgers.edu site. </p>

<p>It's pretty simple! Go to the site, search for an opened section of the class, check the box next to the specific section, then click "REGISTER".</p>

<p>The only time you probably would have to drop/add a class in person is if you have issues with prerequisites, time conflicts, and when you go over the credit limit (20.5 credits for most schools). You'll have to go in person to Records Hall on College Avenue or the student services office on Busch.</p>

<p>Your son might have to wait until the second day of classes to add a class since students with < 60 credits can't add a class until September 2. And just to be aware!:</p>

<ul>
<li>The last day to drop a class without getting a "W" on your transcript is September 9. </li>
<li>The last day to add a class is September 10.</li>
</ul>

<p>Thank you so much for the info.</p>

<p>He is a Freshman so he will have to wait until Sept 2. Can he do it at midnight? The class he wants is open right now, but I have a feeling that will change.</p>

<p>If the class gets closed, he should go on the first day of that class and ask for a special permission number, especially if it is required for his major. Is it a psychology class? I know those tend to close up quickly! >.<</p>

<p>Oddly, the Webreg site has hours of operation. During the weekday, you can access it from 6:30am til 11:59pm. He might not be able to register until 6:30am on September 2nd.</p>

<p>It's really just a change in electives - but I guess if he can't get in he can choose another open elective.</p>

<p>What elective, if you don't mind me asking? Is there only one section available?</p>

<p>My son placed out of Intermediate Spanish and was placed into Intro to Hispanic Literature which he does not want (It's taught all in Spanish). He would like to take Latin Americans and Sports which is supposedly difficult to get into. If not he can find another elective but he won't stay in Hispanic Literature.</p>

<p>He was also placed in Meterology for a Science elective and is not sure whether he wants it. Have you heard anything about it? He's not crazy about Science and wants to take as easy a class as possible to fulfill the distribution requirements. </p>

<p>Another possible elective is the second English class. He APed out of Expository Writing and was possibly looking at taking Research in the Disciplines. Have you heard anything about them?</p>

<p>Thanks MushaboomBlue.</p>

<p>I see that the class is cross listed. Under the Spanish course listing, the section is closed. But it is opened under "595: Latino and Hispanic Caribbean studies" AND "590: Latin American Studies." Let's hope it doesn't close out under those two so your son will be able to register!</p>

<p>In terms of the science elective, a lot of people take Planet Earth. It's basically geology. It's really popular, so I'm not too sure how many sections are opened -- if any are at all. Another one that is popular is "The Water Planet" class and "Dinosaurs". I know that "Dinosaurs" is taught by the same teacher I had for Planet Earth when I took it freshman year. She's a really good teacher and the tests weren't too difficult as long as you studied her Powerpoint notes and did the readings.</p>

<p>The research in the disciplines classes are basically like expository writing, except the class is focused on a specific topic depending on the class section. This link explains about the class a bit:</p>

<p>355:201</a> Research in the Disciplines</p>

<p>Degree Navigator was my best friend for my first two years at Rutgers. It gives you a listing of courses that fulfill a certain liberal arts requirement and makes note of what requirements have been fulfilled!</p>

<p><a href="http://dn.rutgers.edu%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://dn.rutgers.edu&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Those Geology classes all seem to be closed so they must be popular.</p>

<p>I was told that the Latin Americans and Sports class was closed but it seems as if it is only closed under Spanish and not the crosslisted numbers, so hopefully he can add it. Not sure how something can be closed under one listing and open under another - either
there are spots or there aren't.</p>

<p>They are closed because they are notoriously easy, and thus popular. There is no rush to fulfill science requirements - my thinking would be that I would rather take a class later and get an A, than take a harder class and get a B/C earlier.</p>

<p>Lurker,</p>

<p>What in your opinion is an easy elective?</p>

<p>hi mamajay, if you don't mind me interjecting, an 'easy' science elective that I took to fulfill that requirement was 'the science of food' taught by professor montville, who is a great lecturer--informative yet entertaining. the class average at the end of the term was a 90. consequently, i've heard it's gotten a bit harder though. </p>

<p>also, as for the research in disciplines courses, i feel as if some english classes are possibly easier yet more interesting than these. for instance, principles of literary study 219 is an introductory course to poetry for potential english majors. i wrote two 5-7 paged papers for this course, as opposed to the 10 - 15 paged final term paper required for the research in the disciplines course. just my two cents, but some might disagree.</p>

<p>Thanks for the recommendations naoise. The Science of Food is closed for the Fall but maybe he can take it in the Spring. He is currently signed up for Meteorology, but not crazy about the idea. The fact that both sections are open while a lot of the other Sciences are closed is not a good omen. </p>

<p>I don't think he could stomach a poetry class - he would rather tackle an interesting subject to him even if it means more work. The only problem is a lot of the more interesting topics in Research in the Disciplines are closed.</p>

<p>Any other interesting electives? He could take something for Diversity or Global awareness.</p>