Course Enrollment

Enrollment in 1000- to 5000-Level Statistics Courses

Spring Semester 2024

Room capacity cannot be exceeded, 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 and they may not be able to respond in a timely manner. Email Jean Scott for course permission at 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; prerequisites are not met; you are already enrolled in another section of the same course; adding this class will exceed 18 credit hours; or there is 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 on the first Friday of the semester. If you are not added from the waitlist then, you will not be added to the course through the waitlist system. Another strategy for entering a closed section is described below.

Beginning Tuesday, January 16, the department may add students to classes or change sections, provided that the enrollment cap has not been met, on a first-come first-serve basis in-person at Cockins Hall room 408A or by email request to Jean Scott ( We cannot add students to courses if there is a hold on your record, adding this class will exceed 18 credit hours or you do not meet the prerequisites. See the list of deadlines to enroll below.

The only exception to the above rules are students graduating in May 2024. Graduating students seeking enrollment permission should have applied to graduate. Email Jean Scott  at ASAP. Our ability to assist a graduating student is significantly reduced after Friday, December 15.

If you have any questions, please email Jean Scott (Statistics Program Coordinator) at

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 before the late enrollment deadline, we may be able to process a section change, provided you are enrolled and actively attending a section of the course. There are no late add fees associated with a section change.

Late Enrollments

Enrolling after Friday of the first week of classes (January 12, 2024) when the self-enrollment period ends is considered a late enrollment and requires permission to enroll. The Department of Statistics policy for granting permission for late enrollment to certain courses, provided all prerequisites have been met and the enrollment cap has not been met, are listed below.  Late enrollment is only processed during posted program coordinator office hours in-person at Cockins 408A or by email to

Last opportunity to receive permission to enroll (permission will not be granted after this day):

  • STAT 1350.01 / 1350.02 — Friday, January 12, 2024 - no late enrollment 
  • STAT 1430.01 / 1430.02 — Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • STAT 1450.01 / 1450.02 — Friday, January 12, 2024 - no late enrollment
  • STAT 2450.01  /2450.02 — Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • STAT 2480.01 / 2480.02 — Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • STAT 3201 / 3202 — Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • STAT 3301 / 3302 / 3303 — Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • STAT 3410 — not offered SP24
  • STAT 3450.01  / 3450.02 — Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • STAT 3470.01  / 3470.02 — Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • STAT 4201 / 4202 — Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • STAT 4301 / 4302 — Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • STAT 4620 / 4690— Tuesday, January 16, 2024 
  • STAT 5301 / 5302 — Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • STAT 5510 / 5550 / 5730 / 5740 — Tuesday, January 16, 2024