How can I get into a course that is full/closed? 

Advisors CANNOT add students to a course that is already full. Students may add themselves to the automated wait list option if available, and keep trying to add the course during all the add/drop access periods. Being on a wait list is not a guarantee for getting into a class, and advisors have no way of predicting your chances of getting a class via the wait list; therefore, it is necessary to have an alternative class planned as a back-up. Students may also attend a course on the first day and request permission from the professor to be added after the 4th class day, however, doing so does not guarantee registration for the course. Students should continue attending all their other classes, in the event that permission to add the closed course is not granted.