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Force Adding Math Classes for the Fall 2021 Semester is NOW CLOSED.

Information on the Force add procedures for Spring 2022 will be posted when available. 


For the Fall 2021 semester, the Math Department will offer a Force Add survey for students who are unable to add a math course. 

**NOTE: If you have recently earned "MATH 1225: eligible to enroll" status due to a passing ALEKS score, follow the procedure listed in the MATH PLACEMENT FAQsDo NOT fill out the force add survey. Please continue to check the timetable. We will begin opening seats during the week of August16th and you will able to add yourself.**

Due to the high volume of requests, the MATH Department is not accepting CRN preferences. You will be placed into a section that best fits your schedule.

The  Math Force Add Survey will be open during the second drop/add period from: 

August 2nd 2021 - August 27th, 2021. AND IS NOW CLOSED! 

The Force Add Survey is for students who tried to add an undergraduate level math course during course request and received an error due to

  • an honors restriction,
  • a major or level restriction, or
  • a prerequisite error.

There are only a few exceptions for students who did not course request and must be force added to an undergraduate math course. Typical reasons are

  • Must repeat a course failed last semester and therefore did not course request the course
  • Not enrolled at Virginia Tech last semester and therefore did not course request the course
  • Changed majors and have new requirements for the degree and therefore did not course request the course.

Students who meet the above requirements should complete the Math Fall 2021 Force Add Survey. Please do not contact the math department in addition to completing the survey. If we encounter a question or problem, we will send an email directly to you with instructions. 

The Math Department will not force add for convenience; this means we will not add students into closed sections if there is an open section that will fit their scheduleTherefore, if you received a section and dropped it, your survey request will very likely be denied. 

Students who tried to add an undergraduate math course and received a closed section error, or do not meet the above requirements should continue to try to add themselves to a section of the course. We will open seats as sections fill up, periodically, starting August 12, 2021, until the start of the semester.