The Frequently Asked Questions below covers a wide range of common questions on a diverse set of topics. If your question is not in this FAQ, contact the appropriate individual on the Advisor Contact Information list below based on the nature of your inquiry.
The department holds an annual Mathematics Information Session in March and maintains a page of material and links that are discussed at the session.
Frequently Asked Questions - Registration
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The Mathematics Department generally enforces course prerequisites and faculty-specific academic rules (e.g. BSC and BA students may not repeat a failed course more than once with the exception of first-year calculus which may be repeated twice, nor may they repeat a passed course for higher standing). Students who do not satisfy prerequisites are allowed to register at the Student Service Centre (SSC) with warnings but may be removed from the course later.
Continue trying to register on-line. If you are not successful, come to the registration assistance sessions. The schedule for these sessions will be posted at the Registration Webpage
before the start of term.(ID 60)
Broaden your search to include the equivalent courses (e.g. Math 100, 102, 104, 180, 184 are equivalent, as are Math 101, 103, 105). If after broadening your search, you still have no seat, then register yourself on a wait list. While you are on the wait list, keep checking on-line regularly for an available seat in an open section. If you find one that works for your schedule, register yourself in it immediately and remove yourself from the wait list section. We can't predict when or if room will open up for any course. Soon before the start of term, the Math Department will place wait listed students in a section. If this happens to you, you will not be notified; it is your responsibility to check regularly for this. If you have not been placed into an active section by the department and have not found a seat on your own by the start of classes, please attend a registration assistance session. The schedule for these sessions will be posted at the Registration Webpage
before the start of term.(ID 59)
Some departments give individual instructors the ability to sign a student into a full section or register in a section despite a prerequisite failure or conflict. In the Mathematics Department, instructors do not have this authority. Contact the Mathematics Department office to find out whether/how you can get permission.
If a student is prevented from registering in a course because of an insufficient credit allowance, he or she can contact his or her Faculty with a request for an increase. Departments cannot override credit allowances.
Students register for courses in a session starting on a date determined by their year and average. The order is year 1, 4, 3, and 2 for winter sessions, with students with higher averages registering first within each year. The details of registration timing
are posted in the Calendar. No one, not even an administrator, can register a student for a course before the student’s registration date. Most students register immediately upon the arrival of their registration date.(ID 31)
Disclaimer: In all cases of inconsistencies between this FAQ and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar supersedes the material here.
|Undergraduate Chair||Dr. Rajiv Gupta||MATX 1104||822-5645||gupta|
|Chief Advisor||Dr. Brian Wetton||MATX 1107||822-5784||wetton|
|Transfer of Credits & AP Exemptions Advisors||Dr. Albert Chau||MATH 239||822-2450||chau|
|1st year Advisor||Margaret Ness||MATH 121||822-6430||ness|
|2nd year Non-Math||Dr. Ian Frigaard||MATX 1116||822-3043||frigaard|
|3rd year Non-Math||Dr. Anthony Peirce||MATH 108||822-2104||peirce|
|4th-5th year Non-Math||Dr. Neil Balmforth||MATH 229C||827-3034||njb|
|2nd year Honours (or combined honours)||Dr. Ed Perkins||MATX 1207||822-6670||perkins|
|3rd year Honours (or combined honours)||Dr. Ozgur Yilmaz||MATX 1113||822-5963||oyilmaz|
|4th year Honours (or combined honours)||Dr. George Bluman||MATX 1112||822-3044||bluman|
|2nd year Majors/Minors||Dr. Alexandra Pettet||MATH 229F||822-3629||alexandra|
|3rd year Majors/Minors||Dr. Kalle Karu||MATH 213||822-4787||karu|
|4th year Majors/Minors||Dr. George Bluman||MATX 1112||822-3044||bluman|
|Dual Degree Math/Ed (Education Advisor)||Dr. George Bluman||MATX 1112||822-3044||bluman|
|Adjudication of graduating students||Dr. Kai Behrend||MATX 1213||822-1719||behrend|
|Adjudication of graduating students||Dr. Jim Bryan||MATX 226||822-4515||jbryan|
|Actuarial Advisor||Dr. Joel Friedman||MATH 210||822-2413||jf|
|Co-op Liaison||Dr. Albert Chau||MATH 239||822-2450||chau|
|Putnam Advisor||Dr. Greg Martin||MATH 212||822-4371||gerg|
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