Preference Selection for Fall 2023 Semester

Our Preference Selection opens at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 8, and closes at 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 14, 2023.

The following courses require students to give their preferred time for discussion or lab sections in Preference Selection.

The Chemistry DUS Academic Support team will email instructions to registered students at the beginning of August to rank their top three section choices from the courses below.

  • CHEM 134L General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHEM 136L General Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CHEM 161 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 163 Advanced General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 165 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 174 Organic Chemistry for First Year Students I
  • CHEM 220 Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 222L Laboratory for Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 330L Physical Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 332 Physical Chemistry with Applications in the Physical Sciences I

Students will then be able to rank specific days and times for discussion and laboratory sections in the Preference Selection system. Note, Friday and Wednesday lab sections are very limited due to spacing and lab capacities.

Once assignments are finalized, discussion sections will be automatically added to your registration worksheet. This may take up to two weeks. So please be patient and keep checking your worksheet.

To switch your discussion section, you must wait until the add/drop period and see the instructions on the registrar’s website.

For answers to frequently asked questions, read the Preference Selection FAQs.