fall 2023 courses

The pre-enroll period for Fall 2023 will be taking place from April 26th - May 5th. If you are unable to get into Information Science courses, you will be able to add yourself to the waitlist for the course during the add/drop period. For Fall 2023, the add/drop period will be taking place from August 14th - September 5th.

Please see the course roster notes for more information on specific courses.

INFO waitlist FAQs:

 *NOTE: Students can only waitlist for a course total of 8 credits at a time.

Q.  How do I add myself to a waitlist?

A. Bowers CIS students may add themselves to the waitlist via Student Center during the Add/Drop period. Wait-lists will not be open during pre-enrollment. To know if a course will have a waitlist, go to the “Select classes to add - Enrollment Preferences” page in Student Center. If the course will have a waitlist, you will see a “Wait list if class is full” checkbox here. Check that box to join the waitlist.

If you are a non-Bowers student or if you suspect that the class is or will be full, make sure to check the "Wait list if class is full" checkbox BEFORE proceeding any further in the enrollment process. There will be no other opportunity to add yourself to the waitlist once you pass this screen, and you will then have to start over from the beginning in order to do so. Once all of the classes you are requesting have been added to your shopping cart, click “Finish Enrolling” to complete your enrollment request.

Q. In what order will students be admitted to a class from the waitlist?

A. A student’s place in the queue and/or priority order will not be determined by the date and time that a student signed up on the waitlist. Rather, it is based on other circumstances, with priority is given in this order:

  1. IS/ISST majors
  2. Need a specific course to affiliate with IS
  3. IS Minors
  4. All other (will prioritize senior to freshmen).

If/when space becomes available in a waitlisted class, enrollment permission numbers (PINs) will be sent to students via email based on the priority order described above. Please note that enrollment PINs are intended only for the student to whom it was emailed. If students do not plan to use the enrollment PIN they were sent, we ask that students discard the PIN and remove themselves from the waitlist for the class so that a spot may be opened for another student. GIVING YOUR PIN TO ANOTHER STUDENT IS A VIOLATION OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY. Violating this policy will result in severe consequences.

Q. When will students admitted from a waitlist be sent their PIN?

A. PINs are sent out every Tuesday and Thursday (except for holidays) during the Add/Drop period, until all courses have reached capacity.

Q. The course has two versions. Which section should I waitlist for?

A. All graduate and professional students should waitlist for the 5000 or 6000 version of the course. Due to new NYSED guidelines, any courses below a 5000 level will not count towards your degree program. Undergraduate students should waitlist for the 1000-4000 version unless you are an Early Admit MPS student then you should enroll/waitlist for 5000 or 6000 level.

It is important to note that adding yourself to the waitlist does not guarantee that you will be admitted to the class.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Bowers CIS Course Enroll

Last Updated: April 26th, 2023