What you need to know

All sections of CI-H and CI-HW subjects are capped at 18 or 25 students each. For CI-H subjects, all students are given equal priority regardless of their year and whether they have fulfilled the requirement. Students on waitlists for CI-HW subjects are placed in priority groups established by the Subcommittee on the Communication Requirement (SOCR) as follows:

  • CI-HW Required upperclassmen who have not completed a CI-HW subject
  • CI-HW Required first-year students who have not completed a CI-HW subject
  • First-year students who have not completed a CI-H subject
  • All other students

Some key points to remember:

  • You are strongly encouraged to make offers to students in the highest priority group first.
  • Preference within priority groups should be given to students who requested the CI-H/HW the last time it was offered but were not scheduled into it.
  • Continuing students who added themselves to waitlists after the CI-H/HW deadline will be placed below all other priority groups.
  • Department administrators can use the Enrollment Tools application to access planning reports, which can help your department estimate enrollment for each CI-H/HW subject before we run the scheduling algorithm.
  • If the class is full, you cannot add students until registered students drop the subject.

What you need to do

  • Administrators — review planning reports for enrollment estimates and email us to request adjustments to caps.
  • Instructors — after student schedules are published, go to "Waitlists" on WebSIS.
  • Make offers beginning on the first day of classes by clicking the “Offer” button.
  • We recommend giving students 24 hours to act on your offer. After that time, you may rescind the offer if you do not receive a response.
  • Email waitlisted students if, for example, you would like them to attend the first class in order to be considered for admittance.
  • Click the “Close Waitlist” button when you no longer want to admit students to your class. The waitlist will automatically close after Add Date.