Important Student Information

Important Student Information

About Late Adds and Wait Lists:

Lower division language classes:

If you wish to add a lower division language course that is already full, you should add yourself to the waitlist on GOLD. Students are added to the course on a first-come, first-serve basis as space opens up. In other words, the earlier you add yourself to the waitlist, the higher on the list you are and the more likely it is that you will be added to the course.

During the first week of classes, you should attend (“crash”) the class for which you are on the waitlist. If you do not “crash” the course, you will not be added to the course even if you are on the waitlist.

The department’s advisor cannot give out add codes; only each course’s individual instructor can grant add codes. When GOLD does not let you sign up for a course that still has space, make sure you meet the prerequisites for the course. You can find this information on the “Prerequisites” tab on the course’s listing on GOLD.

Upper division courses:

If you are not able to add a course that still has open space, check the “Restrictions” tab of the course’s page on GOLD. Some upper division courses are only available to majors during Pass 1. You can find this information under the “Restrictions” tab.

If you wish to add an upper division course that is full on GOLD, see if the class has a waitlist on GOLD. If it does not have one, you can email the instructor and ask if they are keeping their own waitlist.


Attendance Policy:

Due to the nature of language learning in general, class attendance is mandatory since it is absolutely critical for developing communicative abilities in Spanish. At the same time, it is understood that circumstances and events such as illnesses, weddings, funerals, job interviews, family emergencies, etc. may prevent your attendance. Therefore, you will be allowed a total of three absences without official documentation during the quarter. These are not free days, so plan accordingly.

If you have other obligations that will require you to miss more than three classes (e.g. due to internships, MCAT, LSAT, interviews, personal events such as weddings or, anniversaries, or you have planned surgery, travel or other activities that will require you to miss more than 3 class periods) you should not enroll in this course.