Wait List for Core Courses

The wait list for fall 2019 will open in September. Watch this page for updates, deadlines, and other changes -- coming this summer!

NOTE: This page is for students who are looking to add themselves to the wait list for ARTV 10100, 10200, or 10300. The wait lists for all other ARTV classes are handled by their instructors.

The Department of Visual Arts runs a centralized waitlist for all core classes:

Visual Language: On Images (ARTV 10100)

Visual Language: On Objects (ARTV 10200)

Visual Language: On Time and Space (ARTV 10300)

The waitlist for spring 2019 opens at 9 a.m. on March 18.

If you would like to place yourself on the waitlist, please read and follow the below instructions carefully:

1.) Submit an online request at the following address by 9 a.m. on March 26.


(Remember, the wait list does not open until 9 a.m. on March 18th. If you go to the link early, you will receive an "Access Denied" message.)

The above link takes you to a web form where you may request up to three sections of ARTV 10100, 10200 or 10300.  So for example, you can submit requests for three different sections of 10100, or a request for a section of 10100 and two sections of 10200, etc. -- as long as your TOTAL requests do not exceed three.  Please fill out a separate form for each of the sections you are requesting.

Submitting the webform puts you on the wait list for the section(s) you request.  We must receive your request(s) by 9 a.m. on March 26th.  Unfortunately, late requests cannot be considered or acknowledged. Please note that it does not matter when you fill out the web form, as long as you make the deadline of March 26th. In other words, students who fill out the form early are not given any preference over students who fill out the form later.

Important tips:

--Please be sure that you are only requesting sections that work for your schedule. Once the short list is set, we can't move you to another section.

--Please note that some of the classes have LABS. If you're viewing the class on coursesearch.uchicago.edu, be sure you click on the class, and then scroll down to the bottom of the description to see if there's a lab time associated with the class.

--ARTV 10300 tends to get the least number of requests. So if you're trying to graduate and ARTV 10300 works with your schedule, request it!

2.) The Department will review all requests and select five or more students to join a short list for each section.  These students will have first priority over any spots that open up in the class during the first week.  The Department will email you by the end of the day on the Friday before classes begin to tell you whether or not you are on a short list. They will also tell you where you are on the short list. 

If you are on the short list, you must attend the full first week of classes.  Students who do not attend the full first week will be dropped from the short list.

3.) If any registered students drop during the first week of class, short-listed students will be notified about the available space in the class, in the order that they appear on the short list.  If the instructor tells you that you have a spot in the class, you must log in to my.uchicago.edu and send an Online Consent Form to the instructor.  After the instructor has given you consent, you will need to log in to my.uchicago.edu again to register for the class.

You can find instructions for submiting the Online Consent form here: https://registrar.uchicago.edu/page/online-consent-form

It is your responsibilty to obtain consent for the class and to register for it before the add/drop deadline.

Questions?  Concerns? Send an email to artv-core-classes@lists.uchicago.edu