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ARTV Core Wait List

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The waitlist for Spring quarter will open at 9am on Tuesday, March 5. The waitlist closes at 9am on Tuesday, March 12.
NOTE FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE TRYING TO GRADUATE THIS QUARTER: We receive a very high volume of requests, so if you need an arts core class to graduate, we highly recommend that you pursue a spot in Art History, Music, Cinema and Media studies, or one of the other arts core offerings in addition to using our waitlist. We will do our best to seat you in a class, but your chances may be better in another department. Please don't use this as your only option!
IMPORTANT: The waitlist is not first come first served, and no priority is given to students who fill it out early. Please wait until you know which section(s) will work for you before you make a waitlist request. 
Please note that during the drop/add period, any spots that open up in ARTV 10100, 10200, or 10300 will be reserved for students on the waitlist. The Request button will be turned off during this period. The waitlist is the only mechanism for adding our core classes during drop/add; instructors cannot add you to their class. Please do not contact instructors to ask them to add you.
Please read through the instructions carefully, and then fill out the webform below to indicate which section (or sections) you'd like to request. This waitlist is for ARTV 10100, 10200 and 10300 only. If you'd like to join the waitlist for another class, please contact the instructor. 
Waitlist Requests:

  • You may request up to 3 sections TOTAL across all sections of 10100, 10200 and 103000. Please fill out a new form for each section that you want to request.
  • Please be sure that you only request sections that work for your schedule. To make a change on your form, contact ASAP.
  • Requests(s) are due by the deadline noted above. Unfortunately, we may not be able to consider late requests.
  • Please note that there is no priority given to students who fill out the waitlist early. As long as you make the deadline, your best strategy is to wait until you're reasonably certain of which section(s) will work for you before you make your request. 
  • CHECK YOUR REQUEST FOR ACCURACY. If the section number and instructor name do no match up, we may not be able to consider your request.
  • Don't forget to click submit at the end of the form!

Short-listed students:

  • The Department will review all requests and select a few students to join a short list for each section. 
  • We will let you know by the Friday before classes start if you have a spot on the short list.
  • If you're selected for the short list, you will be required to attend the first two class sessions. If you miss one of those sessions, you will lose your spot on the short list.
  • The instructor will let you know during the second session if there is room for you to join the class.
  • If you’re selected for the class, you will be asked to submit an online consent request. Please do not send a request until you’re asked! Note that the Request button will not become available until week 2.
  • Here are instructions for making an online consent request:

Registering for class:

Questions about the waitlist for autumn, winter or spring?  Send an email to If you have a question about the waitlist for summer session classes, please see below.
Summer Session Waitlist Request can be used by UChicago students wishing to enroll in Summer Quarter courses. Due to the volume of these requests, incomplete or inaccurate submissions cannot be accommodated.  Questions about this form can be sent to Val Huston, Enrollment Manager, at Please do not contact Val Huston with questions about the waitlist in autumn, winter, or spring.