Course Enrollment

Enrollment in 1000- to 5000-Level Statistics Courses

Spring Semester 2019

Room capacity limits cannot be exceeded because of fire code laws, no exceptions — Ohio State rule.

Seeking instructor permission to enroll in a statistics class? Please do not contact the instructor for a signature. Our faculty have been asked not to sign enrollment permission forms because they do not have access to current enrollments/room capacity information/your advising report and they may not be able to respond in a timely manner. See Jean Scott in 332 Cockins Hall for course permission. If you seek permission because the class is closed, follow the instructions below.

If a class is closed, add yourself to the waitlist through Buckeye Link. Check your schedule periodically to see if you are enrolled. Please note that if there is a time conflict; prerequisite not met; you are already enrolled in another section of the same course; adding this class will exceed 18 credit hours; or a hold on your account, you will not be added through the waitlist system. If any of these apply, you will be bypassed by the next student on the waitlist. Details on how the waitlist works and how waitlist status affects your course schedule are available at You may attend the class the first week of the semester provided that you do not take a seat from someone already scheduled into the class. The waitlist system closes at 5 p.m. the first Friday of the semester. (If you are not added from the waitlist by 5 p.m., Friday, January 11, you will not be added to the course through the waitlist system). Another strategy for entering a closed section is described below.

Beginning Monday, January 14, the department will add students to classes or change sections, (provided that there are open seats and the instructor has agreed to accept late enrollments), on a first-come first-serve basis beginning at 7:00 a.m. in 332 Cockins Hall. Enrollment will continue through that week from 7:30a.m.-4:00p.m. We cannot add you to a course if there is a hold on your record, adding this class will exceed 18 credit hours or you do not meet the prerequisites.

The only exception to the above rules are students graduating in May 2019. Graduating students seeking enrollment permission should have applied to graduate. Email Jean Scott or report to 332 Cockins Hall ASAP. Our ability to assist a graduating student is significantly reduced after Friday, December 21.

If you have any questions, please contact Jean Scott (Statistics Program Coordinator), 332 Cockins Hall; phone: 614-688-5913; or email:

Closed Section Strategy

If the section of a class you wish to take is closed, consider enrolling in a different section. If a student later drops from your preferred section, we can process a section change. If you are not already enrolled in a section of the course, there is a good chance we will not give permission for a late add into your preferred section (see late enrollments below). If you are enrolled and actively attending, providing a seat opens in your preferred section, it is a relatively simple process to change sections within the first three weeks of class, and there are no late add fees associated with a section change.

Late Enrollments

Any student enrollments after Friday of the first week of classes (Friday, January 11) when the self-enrollment period ends is considered a late enrollment and requires permission to enroll. Many of our instructors do not accept late enrollments. This can vary by semester and the instructor. The following firm enrollment deadlines apply to STAT 1350, 1430.01, 1430.02, 1450, 2450 and 2480.

Last day to enroll (permission will not be granted after this day/time):

  • STAT 1350 last day to enroll in the online section — 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019
  • STAT 1350 last day to enroll in an in-person section — 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2019
  • STAT 1430.01 and 1430.02 last day to enroll — 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019
  • STAT 1450 last day to enroll in the online section — 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019
  • STAT 1450 last day to enroll in an in-person section — 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019
  • STAT 2450 last day to enroll — 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  • STAT 2480 last day to enroll — 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019