In an effort to provide an equitable registration experience for all incoming NTC Freshmen, regardless of which Freshman registration event they participate in, the Registrar’s Office uses the following procedure to allocate seats during CAST (Freshman Registration in June).
While students cannot add themselves to waitlists during CAST, students already on the waitlist will not be affected. Any seat that opens during CAST will be offered to waitlisted students first according to normal waitlist procedures before becoming available to any incoming student.
YES! The Registrar will not exceed the section cap set by the department without permission and confirmation of available classroom space.
High School students across the country are not all available at the same time. Through no fault of their own, some cannot attend a Freshman Orientation event until later in June. In order to give these students a fair shot at popular courses, we must allocate seats across all registration events, rather than on a first‐come‐first served basis. Otherwise, popular courses would fill first, leaving students attending later registration events with little to no choice in their scheduling, which is contrary to Tulane’s ethos of student choice, interdisciplinarity, and exploration.