Today was registration day for the class of 2023, and many Barnard first-years found themselves unable to register for their required First-Year Seminar (FYS) or First-Year Writing (FYW) classes.
As part of their Foundations requirements, Barnard students must take both classes their first year, enrolling in one per semester. These classes are capped at 15 students, so while many are offered, a student’s schedule can often revolve around which section they get into, as sections fill up quickly.
However, many students with registration times after 11:30 AM today found all sections to be full, with no clear reason why. Bwog reached out in the Barnard Class of 2023 Facebook group to ask students who were unable to register what their registration times were. All had appointments after 12:00, except for one Bwogger with an 11:30 AM time, who was also unable to get an FYW section.
It is unclear how many students were unable to register at this time, but the number of spaces offered for FYS and FYW classes in total accommodates the entire first-year class size, meaning that everyone should have been able to register. Some upperclassmen students have said that this happens every year, and that affected first-years should expect the deans to resolve this issue soon.
First-Year Dean Wendy Garay sent the following email to all Barnard First-Years, indicating that one possible source of the issue is students double-registering.