How am I placed in a section?
How do I change my 76101 section?
If you need to switch sections, you should:
- Talk with your academic advisor to strategize about which other times may work for you to take a different section.
- E-mail Arianna Garofalo, the Coordinator of the First-Year writing Program, and she can help you strategize about which sections have openings.
What do I do if I am on the waitlist for a section?
In order to teach writing effectively in our courses, we are careful to maintain a maximum number of 19 students in 76-101 sections, and 15 in 76-100 sections. No instructor is at liberty to increase that cap, so if you register for a particular section and end up on a waitlist, it is because that section is full. If you are adamant about being in that particular section because of the topic or time, you can wait to see if space opens up. Since this course is required for you to complete in your first year at Carnegie Mellon, it is not advisable to wait too long and risk your chances of getting into another section with an open seat. If you have questions about how best to strategize about your registration, you should speak with your academic advisor, and you can also direct questions to Arianna Garofalo, Coordinator of the First-Year Writing Program.