2021-2022 Reserve Capacities
Reserve Capacity dates for 2021-2022:
I. Tuesday, April 12, 2022 – intended for upper level courses to reserve seats for Majors during continuing registration
II. Tuesday, June 28, 2022 – intended to give priority registration to all first year students; this should be the primary date for most restrictions except for high demand and required first year courses.
III. Tuesday, July 26, 2022 – intended to give extended priority to Majors, for high demand, required courses only.
IV. Tuesday, August 23 - this date is for MATH 249/265 ONLY
Example of potential reserve cap laddering: March 1 – July 5 – reserve all seats to students with less than 30 units completed, and admitted to the Major; July 5 – July 29, reserve all seats to students admitted to the major or minor so students admitted late, transfer students or students in the major who couldn’t complete the course in the previous year still maintain priority access. After July 29, the course will be accessible to all students who meet the pre-requisite for the course.
Any exception to these dates will need to be submitted to the Registrar Office for approval.
Requests for course reserved capacities must be submitted prior to course registration. Once registration has begun, no changes may be made to the courses. It is important that you review both your Prerequisites and reserved capacities prior to enrollment. Scheduling offers a Requisite Training Course that will teach you how to review your enrollment controls for your courses.
It is important to recognize the difference between Prerequisites and Reserved Capacities.
Prerequisites: Are permanent enrollment restrictions on a course. They are dictated by the calendar and must match the calendar entry for a course. All types of restrictions such as “course is restricted to Majors only” or “registration in course is by permission only” must be processed through the calendar. Prerequisites also include specific courses that are required to be taken prior to registering in the present course or Co-requisites, which are courses that are required to be taken at the same time or prior to the current course. These must also be listed in the calendar, but it is important to keep a record of old courses that would be considered equivalent to current prerequisites. For the purposes of scheduling and checking your course requisites it becomes quite important that we maintain the history of equivalent courses.
Reserved Capacities: Are temporary enrolment restrictions on a course. Reserved capacities are approved by both the department and Registrar office. These restrictions are used to manage enrollment to ensure specific groups of students are given priority enrollment prior to a specific date. These types of restrictions may have a maximum of two layers (ie. two dates for enrolment management). It is important that these are transparent to students. If you are going to be manually overriding restrictions, then you should not have them in place or you need to consider a change in restriction type for the following year. Reserved capacities may be used to temporarily restrict all or part of a class for enrollment. For example, you may restrict a portion of your class to individuals who are Majors in the department, another part of the class to Majors in another department and then leave a specific amount of space for all other students. In the interest of students, the university should encourage and conform to agreed upon dates. We are looking to set dates based on registration and admission dates for next year.