Getting into classes

For spring 2020, here’s what you will need to know about getting into economics classes that show as closed on MyMadison:

  1. If you’re interested in a class, join the waiting list in MyMadison. We will maintain waiting lists for all Economics classes and will open up some seats from time to time. We will use the waiting list system as a way of gauging demand for classes. For requests that are a matter of getting a preferred instructor or time, the waiting list system is the place to go.
  2. If you’re on the waiting list and you have a particular academic reason for taking a class use this online form to apply for an override. Requests will be handled in the order received. If your override request is declined, you’re still maintain your previous waiting list position and you may end up getting the class that way.
  3. The last resort if you’re unable to get a class you need is this: No later than the first week of class, come to my office at 7:30 a.m., dressed business casual or above, with a cover letter stating the academic case for the class you need and including your JAC Card number. We’ll make a list of everyone present at 7:30 a.m. and make sure you have a chance to make your case.
  4. If you know you’re going to have an enrollment problem and you don’t take action as soon as possible, you are automatically lowering your priority. We’re closing the override system at the end of the first week of classes. If you are looking for a schedule adjustment after that, you need a really good reason (and “I just didn’t get to it” is not a really good reason).
  5. OK, here are the negatives: We can’t add students beyond the fire code maximum for any classroom. Schedule changes for convenience alone are the lowest priority. Any trace of dishonesty in a student’s request is disqualifying.
  6. And a final point: In the scheduling and override process, our number one priority is to get students the classes they need to make progress and graduate on time. Together we’ll make it happen!