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There are several critical ground rules that you must understand if you are considering the use of the registration waitlist.

  • LECTURES.  Waitlists are in place for labs only; there are no Waitlists for lecture sections.
  • SINGLE SECTION. You place your name on the Waitlist for only one section of a course.
    • You cannot put your name on a Waitlist if you have successfully registered for another section of that course.
    • You cannot put your name on a Waitlist for more than one section of a course.
    • You cannot put your name on a Waitlist if it results in a day/time conflict with any course for which you are already registered.
  • PREREQUISITES/COREQUISITES. Being on a Waitlist does not satisfy a co-requisite or pre-requisite requirement.  For example, if you are trying to register for General Chemistry lecture and lab, and you place your name on the waitlist for a particular lab section, you will not be able to register for the lecture, because the corequisite requirement has not been met.

IMPORTANT: The Registrar’s Office removes all waitlists 3 days before Drop / Add begins.  All names on all Waitlists are erased.  After this point, the only way to enroll in a section that is full is to carefully monitor it, and register if and when another student drops the course. 

If the only seats that are available are in a section whose day and time are not ideal for you, the Department strongly recommends that you register for that section, and attempt to change it later.  We recommend against putting your name on a Waitlist for a “preferred” day and time, because many seats only become available after the start of the Drop/Add period, by which time the Waitlists are closed for the semester.

Contact Us

Requests for information or support are handled through email exchange with the General Chemistry Administrator. Send all email to Do NOT send requests to any other email address; doing so will delay your support by 2 to 5 business days.

Allow one full business day for a reply. If, for example, you send a request at 6 PM on a Wednesday, it will be received the following morning, and a reply can be generally expected one business day later, which would be Friday morning. Do not send additional emails on the same topic; this will delay your support by 1 to 3 business days. 

You must include your full name, MyID, and 810 number on all email. If any of this information is missing, the email will be returned without action, resulting in a delay.

All credit transfer and overrides require that you attach a copy of your transcript. If you do not have an official transcript yet, you may send a screen shot of the unofficial grade report or online transcript. The screen shot must show the following information:

  • Name of the institution.
  • Name of the student
  • Year and semester
  • The course number (e.g. “CHEM 3456”) and title (e.g. “Inorganic Chemistry”).
  • Grade

If the transcript is not attached, the email will be returned without action, resulting in a delay.

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Assistant to the Department Head: Kelli Porterfield, 706-542-1919 

Main office phone: 706-542-2626 

Fax: 706-542-9454

Head of the Department: Prof. Gary Douberly