Every effort is made to accommodate as many students as possible into our CS courses. In general, priority is given to UW-Madison Computer Sciences students to aid in progress towards degree requirements.
Wait lists are monitored continually up through the add deadline. However, being on the wait list does not guarantee a student a seat in a class. Students are strongly encouraged to look for ways to make an open section work with their schedules, before adding to the wait list for a full section. Wait listed students are notified via email if a seat becomes available. Students should check their email daily, even over breaks.
In addition, waiting list sizes will be updated weekly and posted at this link. You will need to log in with your UW-Madison Net ID and password to access the link. It is usually beneficial to select section(s) with smaller waiting lists, if possible.