I am going into my third year of my undergrad and I have up til now been very undesicive about what I wanted to do. I recently changed my major to sociology but I either need to take 2 minors or another major. I’d like to do a magor in anthropology (general) but the admissions requirement is that I need to take ANT100. I’ve tried to add it for the fall 2015 term but ACORN won’t let me, saying that enrollment is blocked. It doesn’t tell me why its blocked or what I can do about it. Is it because there is no more space available? I need to take ANT100 this year so I can apply for the major in the spring and I’m kind of freaking out. Do you have any suggestions for what do?
alright, time to listen up, folks – especially you, first years. if your enrolment is blocked on ACORN, that is ALMOST CERTAINLY because you don’t meet the enrolment control.
what the flying fU#% is an enrolment control, aska? listen carefully, wee ones, ’cause i don’t want to have to explain this more than once.
the ‘R’ stands for ‘restricted,’ which means that if you don’t meet the enrolment control (i.e. the category of people the course is targeting), you are not allowed to enrol in the course. the ‘P’ stands for ‘priority,’ which means that you can enrol in the course if you don’t meet the control, but ONLY starting August 7th at 6am. ’til then, only the people who meet the control are allowed to enrol.
click on the “See Details” next to the enrolment indicator to figure out who meets the enrolment control. for ANT100, it’s all 1st year St. George students, all St. George ANT POSts, and all environmental anthropology minors.
if you don’t fit any of those categories, then you’re out of luck until August 7th, when the priority lifts for section L5101. you can’t enrol in L2001 at all, because it’s restricted.
HOWEVER, there is one loophole you can try (this won’t work if you’re a first year): check to see if any of the POSts listed under “See Details” are type 1 programs. type 1’s are programs with no admission requirements. when you add a type 1 POSt on ACORN, you’re enrolled in the program right away. SO if any of the POSts are type 1’s, you can go from not meeting the enrolment control to meeting it, very fast.
you’re in luck with ANT100 – the environmental anthropology minor is a type 1 program. if you add yourself to it on ACORN, you should then be able to add yourself to ANT100 with no problem (you can drop the minor after you get into the course).
keep in mind that this method doesn’t work for EVERY course. HOWEVER, it is VITAL that you check the enrolment indicators on the timetable to make sure that you are actually eligible to sign up for the course. i don’t want to be getting any panicked questions about this from first years tomorrow, ya hear?
FINALLY, if you’re going into your third year, you have to be in two majors, a major and two minors, or one specialist to enrol in courses, so make sure you’re in one of those combinations BEFORE you try to enrol in any more courses.
best of luck with it!