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Welcome to the CSA Graduate Force Add Form for Spring 2023!

(Updated - 11/28/22)

Please read the following page carefully before submitting a force add request.

Availability:

  • The form will officially open at 12 noon ET on Monday, November 28, 2022.
  • The form will close for winter break at 12 noon ET on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.
  • The form will reopen from winter break at 12 noon ET on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
  • The form will officially close at 12 noon ET on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

Review Reminders:

  • Reviews this season are daily (M-F) except during winter break (12/23-1/3) while the University is closed.

New for Students *Outside* of Computer Science:

All force add requests received from students *outside* of computer science will be reviewed and processed starting the week of January 9, 2023. The only exception to this rule is for courses that do not have a high force add or enrollment demand.

Rules of the Game and the Force Add Request Form:

(read first before submitting your request)

A force add request does not guarantee placement into the course.

There are a lot of factors that go into reviewing a force add request which include, but are not limited to, physical capacity of a classroom, cross-list capacity of shared courses between departments, and instructor's workload. Please note that even online classes have their limits.

Ensure you have no holds on your account. We cannot override holds to process a force add request.

Also, make sure that you are not already registered for 18 credit hours for the term. We cannot force add beyond 18 credits hours for the term.

Ensure there are no time conflicts with your requested course.

If a time conflict is found, your force add request will not be processed.

Only submit requests for CS graduate courses. Note that some CS graduate courses are not accepting force adds. This will be noted on the form.

Do not submit requests for courses outside of the CS Department.

Please do not submit requests for undergraduate CS courses through this form (except for those who were instructed to take CS 2114). Please use the CS undergraduate form.

  • Reviews this season are daily (M-F) except during winter break (12/23-1/3) while the University is closed.

New for Students *Outside* of Computer Science:

  • All force add requests received from students *outside* of computer science will be reviewed and processed starting the week of January 9, 2023. The only exception to this rule is for courses that do not have a high force add or enrollment demand.

**Please note that all requests for CS 2114 submitted through this form will be reviewed/processed once a week.**

Please do not contact the CS Department in person, by phone, by email, etc. for an update on your force add request. We ask for your patience as we carefully review all requests. :-)

Did you review rules #1-6? OK. Good.

  • If you are ready to submit a *new* force add request for the first time, please proceed on to the force add form when it opens per the schedule below.
  • The form will officially open at 12 noon ET on Monday, November 28, 2022.
  • The form will close for winter break at 12 noon ET on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.
  • The form will reopen from winter break at 12 noon ET on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
  • The form will officially close at 12 noon ET on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

Please note that if there's an issue with your form, it might not be processed.

Please make sure you are logged into your VT Credentials as this Microsoft Form will require your VT Credentials. You may want to use an Incognito Tab to properly access the form.

The form closed at 12 noon ET on Thursday, January 19th. Have a great semester!