Thanks for your interest in Biology!

The Biology Department has an online system for requesting permission to enroll and join waitlists for our upper level courses.

Details on how to join core course waitlists are outlined here as well.


Many upper level biology courses require permission from the instructor to register. To request permission fill out the Request Permission to Enroll Form by Friday, October 28, 2022. You will be notified of the success of your request prior to the start of registration on November 7, 2022. If your request can’t be accommodated, we’ll automatically add your name to the waitlist for your requested course(s).

To join a waitlist for an upper level course that does not require instructor permission to enroll (or if you miss the form deadline for courses that do require permission), first complete your registration; then please contact the instructor directly to be added to the waitlist.


To join a waitlist for BIOL 180, BIOL 190, and/or BIOL 200, first complete your registration; then fill out the Core Course Waitlist Form. We’ll be in touch after the first day of the semester to let you know the status of your request. This form will close at the end of registration.