The University's online registration system can do many wonderful things, but some situations call for help from a living human being. To learn what to expect, take a quick look at the material below, and then browse the Frequently Asked Questions on our Undergraduate Advising page.
Registration in undergraduate Mathematics courses is overseen by the Department Undergraduate Chair. In exceptional circumstances, the Chair can override some of the rules built into UBC's online system. If you need to add a course or change sections for one of the reasons listed below, please submit your request using our advising web form, and please include the course and section#.
Every year, thousands of students take Math courses at UBC. This makes it impossible to deal with requests based primarily on personal preference. In situations like the following, students are expected to use the online system to make whatever changes may be possible.
Prof MacLean may not reply at all to requests for intervention supported by reasons like these.
Dropping a Math Course?
UBC's online system makes it easy to drop a course yourself, provided you do so before the add-drop deadline. Dropping a course after the deadline is not completely impossible, if there are compelling reasons, but nobody in the Mathematics Department has the authority to complete such a transaction. Students in this situation should consult the Advising Office in their home faculty.