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Add Codes

Before requesting an add code, please read the rest of this page!

After you read this page, if you need an add code, FIRST contact the instructor to get permission for an overload, THEN contact (student advisors for the College of Forest Resources, Amanda Davis or Debra Salas-Haynes will respond to your questions and requests).


Registration Periods

Registration for ESRM 250 or CFR 520 is restricted to CFR, COFS, and CAUP students during the first registration period. To find out when the registration periods are, see the UW Academic Calendar for the quarter in which you want to enroll. You will not be able to register outside of your designated registration period.

After the first registration period is over, the course is open for registration to all students.

There is a hard limit to the number of students allowed to register (a total of 25 from combined undergraduate and graduate sections), due to the limited number of seats in the computer lab.


If the course is full when you attempt to register, you have a few options:

    1. We do not manage waiting lists. Keep watching the time schedule for open seats.
    2. In general we do not authorize overloads beyond the capacity listed in the UW Time Schedule. There are several reasons for this:
        1. There is limited capacity in the computing lab. Also with more students it becomes difficult to provide the detailed technical assistance students need in this challenging course.
        2. If we authorize an overload for any one student we would be obligated, out of fairness, to authorize overload for all students, which would essentially mean no class size limits at all.
      However, we may consider authorizing overloads for extreme documented situations on a case-by-case basis.
    3. Attend class during the first week. If any students drop (usually there are several), you can attempt to register for the open space. There are no guarantees about getting a spot, but this is your best bet if you want a seat in the class.
    4. If you want to learn the material but do not need the course credit, and if you are self-motivated, you can use the course web site and sample data and work at your own pace (of course you will get no University credit for this, but you can teach yourself a lot about GIS).


If you are registering as a non-matriculated student:

    1. Non-matriculated students are the last in line to register. If there are open spaces on the first day of class, or shortly thereafter, you will be eligible for a seat.
    2. Bring any necessary forms on the first day of class.


If you have a time conflict between this class and another:

    1. Time conflicts are generally not a problem IF you are a student who is able to work on your own. If you miss lab sessions, you can make those up by following instructions on the web site, but you will not have the opportunity to have your questions answered at the time they arise.
    2. If the time conflict between two classes is more than 60 minutes, you will need signed permission of both instructors before you can register.
      1. Time conflicts will be authorized on an ad-hoc basis (you have to convince us it won't be a problem).
      2. Send e-mail to both instructors to arrange an appointment to have it signed. The form will need to be signed by your other instructor as well.


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