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Thursday, April 6, 2017

IMPORTANT: Special Admission Procedures for BIOL BC1500, Intro to Organismal & Evolutionary Biology

If you're planning on taking BIOL BC1500, Intro to Organismal & Evolutionary Biology or its lab, remember that this course has three parts, and you must register for all three:

BIOL BC1500 - Intro to Organismal & Evolutionary Biology Lecture (3 credits)
BIOL BC1501 - Lab (2 credits)
Biology BC1511 - Recitation (0 credits; sometimes called "lab lecture")

All students who attempt to add these courses will be initially waitlisted for lecture and lab. The department is manually managing these waiting lists in order to give priority to Barnard students who need or want these courses.

When you find you are waitlisted for Bio 1500 and lab, DON'T PANIC:

All students who sign up for these courses will be moved from the waiting list to the class according to a set of predetermined criteria. 

Priority will be determined as follows:
  1. Students who started the series in the spring and who want to complete the series next fall 
  2. Barnard students who have taken a year of Chemistry as first-years and want to get started on Bio as sophomores 
  3. Entering Barnard first years who want to take 1500 during their first year 
  4. Anyone else
Note: Students will be moved from the Bio 1500 lab waiting list to the class after the last day of preregistration. To check your status, log into Student Planning via myBarnard on Monday, April 24 (the Monday after preregistration week) to check your status. If your Bio lecture, recitation, and lab are all green, you're all set! 

If you have any questions then (or before), you may be in touch with James Casey, Associate Lab Director.