Queen's School of Computing

Course Full, Not Offered, or Conflicts With Another Course

A course I need to take is full or isn't offered this year; what can I do?

The Undergraduate Chair might allow you to substitute another course. Otherwise look for an equivalent course at another institution, such as a correspondence course at Athabasca University; the following table shows Athabasca courses which are currently equivalent to (or might be used in lieu of) several CISC courses:

CISC 102MATH 309
CISC 124COMP 308
CISC 220COMP 325
CISC 226COMP 318
CISC 235COMP 272
CISC 320COMP 306
CISC 322COMP 410
CISC 324COMP 314
CISC 325COMP 482
CISC 332COMP 378
CISC 352COMP 456
CISC 365COMP 372
CISC 435COMP 347
CISC 454COMP 390

For alternatives to CISC-102/3.0, check out this page.

You must apply for a letter of permission from Arts and Science before registering for a course at another institution. Equivalences are subject to periodic reviews; they may become inappropriate as course contents evolve.

Courses that I want to take have schedule conflicts; what can I do?

If the conflict is relatively minor, you might get permission from both instructors to allow you to register in both courses. Otherwise you should look for alternatives: a section of one of the courses in another term or on-line, a course that is an exclusion to the one you wanted to take and is likely equivalent, or a course that you can take by correspondence at another institution, such as Athabasca University; see the table above.