I am attempting to enroll into a Sociology course that has an “R” next to the course section number, and I am unable to get into the class. Why is this?
  • Any course with an “R” is a Residential Academic Program course. In order to take this course, you MUST live in the dormitory the course is taught in.
  • The Sociology Department cannot enroll you into these courses, and we have no additional information regarding course information. Any enrollment questions or requests to be enrolled in the course should be directed towards the instructor or RAP office of the specific dorm in which the course is taught. That information can be found in the RAP section of the Housing & Dining website at http://www.colorado.edu/campus-life/housing-dining.
I am attempting to enroll into a Sociology course, and it is giving me a notice that I do not have the required prerequisites to take the course. Why is this? What do I do?
  • First, please check if you have completed the requirements outlined in the course description.
  • If you have completed the requirements, and you still cannot enroll into the course, please contact the Sociology Department at 303-735-0091.
  • If you have NOT completed the requirements, you may not enroll in the course.
  • If you have a compelling reason as to why you should be allowed to enroll in the course despite not completing the prerequisites, please email the course instructor to ask for permission to enroll. If permission is given, please forward the instructor’s approval, as well as your name, ID number, and the course number(s) to Vicky Romano (vicky.romano@colorado.edu). Instructors’ email addresses can be found on the department website.
I have registered to take a course, but I am wait-listed for the recitation section I am hoping to get into. What will happen?
  • If you are waitlisted for a recitation- even if there are open spots in the lecture- you will NOT be enrolled into the course until you are fully enrolled into both the lecture and the recitation. You will be placed on the waitlist for the lecture and the recitation until you are enrolled into the recitation.
  • If other students chose to take the course, and register for the open recitation, they are entitled to be enrolled into the lecture before you, even if you registered first. The open spots in the lecture go first to students who are enrolled in the open recitations
  • After the first week of the semester, we recommend that any students who are still waitlisted for a recitation to switch into an open recitation. Otherwise, the chances of getting into the lecture and desired waitlisted recitation are slim.
  • If open registration is closed at this point, please contact the Sociology Office to enroll you into the OPEN recitation and OPEN lecture
  • If the recitation you are attempting to enroll in is closed, or if the lecture is closed, the Sociology Department cannot enroll you
I need to request a course to count as pass/fail. How can I do this?
  • Contact your course instructor
  • Request for the class to be pass/fail
  • The instructor will have to come to the Sociology Department and fill out a Special Action Form in order for this request to be processed
  • This process cannot be handled solely by the undergraduate student, it must be handled by the instructor and be processed through the Sociology Department
I need to add or drop a course after the enrollment/drop period has ended. How can I do this?
  • Contact your course instructor
  • Request to be enrolled in or dropped from the course
  • The instructor will have to come to the Sociology Department and fill out a Special Action Form in order for this request to be processed
  • This process cannot be handled solely by the undergraduate student, it must be handled by the instructor and be processed through the Sociology Department
  • Please note: tuition charges may apply if a course is dropped after the final drop date. The Sociology Office does not handle any inquiries regarding student tuition. Please refer to the Office of the Registrar’s website, or contact them directly by phone (303-492-6970).
I need to change my grade in a Sociology course from a previous semester, such as needing to increase a grade, change a grade to an incomplete, or change an incomplete to a new grade. How do I do this?
  • Contact the instructor of the course
  • Request the grade change and supply the instructor with any reasoning
  • The instructor will have to come to the Sociology Department and fill out a Change of Record form in order for this request to be processed. Change of records can also be processed online which is much quicker and easier than the paper system. Access directions for the online process here.
  • This process cannot be handled solely by the undergraduate student, it must be handled by the instructor and be processed through the Sociology Department
I need to change my grade in a Sociology course from a previous semester to an Incomplete. How do I do this?
  • Make sure to first discuss this with your professor.
  • If the instructor agrees, they will fill out a Change of Record form to change the grade to an incomplete (either by hard copy or online)
  • An Incomplete Agreement Form must be obtained by the instructor. The student and instructor will create an agreement outlining how and when the course must be completed. This agreement form will be turned in at the Sociology Department.
  • Once the student has completed the course, the instructor must fill out another Change of Record form (hard copy or online) to change the incomplete to the new grade.
  • This process cannot be handled solely by the undergraduate student, it must be handled by the instructor and be processed through the Sociology Department.