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MCB Course Restrictions and Waitlists for Fall 2019

MCB 101 – seats are removed from capacity in order to accommodate those on priority lists.  As registration progresses, seats held for those will be released as they register.  There will be some open seats to start with. For more information, email Deb Bielser at bielser@illinois.edu.

MCB 245 – registration is restricted until April 19.  Students can add their name to the online waitlist at http://go.illinois.edu/mcb245_FA19_waitlist

MCB 301 – registration is restricted to MCB and BIOC seniors and then juniors until April 15 when restrictions will be removed.

MCB 354 – registration is restricted to MCB and BIOC seniors and juniors. Students can request authorization from Alejandra via the online form at http://go.illinois.edu/MCB354FA19_AuthorizationRequest

MCB 364 – registration is restricted to MCB seniors and then juniors until April 15.  Students can add their names to the online waitlist at http://go.illinois.edu/mcb364ecbwaitlist_FA19

MCB 428 – registration is restricted to MCB and BIOC seniors and juniors until April 15 when restrictions will be removed.

MCB 450 – registration is not restricted.  When course fills students can add their names to the online waitlist at http://go.illinois.edu/mcb450waitlist_FA19

MCB 461 – registration is not restricted. When course fills students can add their names to the online waitlist at http://go.illinois.edu/mcb461waitlist_FA19

MCB 493 APL – Students can add their names to the online waitlist at https://go.illinois.edu/mcb493aplwaitlist_FA19

MCB Course Restrictions: Spring 2019

 

 

Course

 

Restriction

Date Removed  

Waitlist

 

Link/Contact

 

 

 

MCB 101

MCB reviews a priority list of students whose major requires this course and allots for those students in need of seats. Other students are permitted to watch for seats to become available to register – No wait list.  

 

 

After priority list has been accommodated

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

kenchap@illinois.edu

 

MCB 247 Students can only register for this course via a priority list (through their advisor) or our online waitlist Nov. 19 Yes http://go.illinois.edu/mcb247_SP19_waitlist

 

 

 

MCB 301

This course is restricted to MCB and Biochemistry Juniors and Seniors.  

Nov. 12

 

No

 

 

rlalt@illinois.edu

 

 

MCB 354

This course is restricted to MCB and Biochemistry Juniors and Seniors.  

Never

 

Yes

 

 

https://go.illinois.edu/MCB354SP19_AuthorizationRequest

 

MCB 364

This course is restricted to MCB and Biochemistry Juniors and Seniors.  

Nov. 12

 

No

 

https://go.illinois.edu/mcb364waitlist_SP19

 

MCB 408

This course is restricted to MCB and Biochemistry Juniors and Seniors.  

Never

 

No

 

 

None

 

 

MCB 450

There is no restriction for this course, but it fills up quickly.  

NA

 

Possibly

 

 

https://go.illinois.edu/mcb450waitlist_SP19

 

 

MCB 458

This course is restricted to MCB and Biochemistry Juniors and Seniors.  

Never

 

No

 

None

School of MCB Ceremony Ticket Lottery

Good News!  We have enough tickets remaining to offer each registrant for the School of MCB Ceremony up to an additional 2 tickets and to allow you to enter a lottery for even more tickets. If you would like to receive 1 or 2 tickets, in addition to what you requested when you originally registered, please fill out this form prior to 12:00 PM (noon) on Wednesday, May 9.  If tickets remain after we provide everyone with an additional 1 or 2, then we will use this form to hold a lottery for any remaining tickets.  We will send email confirmations with your total number of tickets by Thursday, May 10 at 5:00 PM. Please watch your email carefully for ticket information.

Please only request additional tickets if you need them for your guests. Tickets cannot be sold under any circumstance. These are being offered to you free of charge, and we appreciate your help in keeping this process fair.

All undergraduates will be asked to take the Illini Success Survey prior to picking up tickets. You should have received an email on April 18 with the subject “Class of May 2018 – What’s next after graduation?”. The email contained your individual link to the survey. If you didn’t receive the email, you can check your account status, or create your own survey account, using this general link.

Fall 2018 MCB Course Restrictions Information

MCB Course Restrictions for FA18 Registration

 

MCB 101 – seats are removed from capacity in order to accommodate those on priority lists.  As registration progresses seats held for those will be released as they register.

 

MCB 245 – registration is restricted until April 20.  Restrictions will be removed on April 2.  Students can add their name to the online waitlist at http://go.illinois.edu/mcb245_FA18_waitlist and will receive an email with registration information once I am able to authorize them.

 

MCB 301 – registration is restricted to MCB and BIOC seniors and juniors until April 16 when restrictions will be removed.

 

MCB 354 – registration is restricted to MCB and BIOC seniors and juniors. Students can request authorization from Alejandra via the online form at http://go.illinois.edu/MCB354FA18_AuthorizationRequest

 

MCB 428 – registration is restricted to MCB and BIOC seniors and juniors until April 16 when restrictions will be removed.  When course fills students can add their names to the online waitlist at http://go.illinois.edu/mcb428waitlist_FA18

 

MCB 450 – registration is not restricted.  When course fills students can add their names to the online waitlist at http://go.illinois.edu/mcb450waitlist_FA18

 

MCB 461 – registration is not restricted. When course fills students can add their names to the online waitlist at http://go.illinois.edu/mcb461waitlist_FA18

 

MCB 493 ECB – registration is restricted to MCB and BIOC seniors and juniors until April 16.  Students can add their names to the online waitlist at http://go.illinois.edu/mcb493ecbwaitlist_FA18

Changes for School of MCB Certificate Programs

The School of MCB offers three Certificate Programs for students who are interested in focusing their advanced MCB coursework.  Certificates are available in Cell and Developmental Biology, Microbiology and Neuroscience.

To declare a certificate, students must meet with an MCB advisor and complete the online declaration form, available on the respective websites, by the 10th day of their final semester.  To earn the certificate, students need to complete and pass all required courses, complete the appropriate certification form and turn in to the MCB Advising Office by the posted deadline.  Once requirements have been verified, students will be contacted with options for receiving the printed certificate.

Questions about MCB Certificates should be directed to advising@mcb.illinois.edu.

Important Information for Students Pursuing the Chemistry Minor

If you need advanced hours to complete the chemistry minor, you have a variety of classes to choose which should challenge and interest you.

Please note that some course seats such as CHEM 360 are in high demand by chemistry majors and seats may not be available for student’s pursuing the minor. Restricted seats will be opened according to this website. http://advising.scs.illinois.edu/information-on-chbe-and-chem-courses-restrictions/

Students who are needing advanced hours to complete the chemistry minor can choose any of the following courses:

CHEM 312 Inorganic Chemistry credit: 3 Hours.

CHEM 332 Elementary Organic Chem II credit: 4 Hours. – Never Restricted

CHEM 360 Chemistry of the Environment credit: 3 Hours.  Likely will be full before restrictions removed.

CHEM 436 Fundamental Organic Chem II credit: 3 Hours.  

CHEM 440 Physical Chemistry Principles credit: 4 Hours. – Never Restricted

CHEM 442 Physical Chemistry I credit: 4 Hours.

CHEM 444 Physical Chemistry II credit: 4 Hours.

CHEM 450 Astrochemistry credit: 4 Hours.

CHEM 474 Drug Discovery & Development credit: 3 Hours. – Never Restricted

CHEM 480 Polymer Chemistry credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

CHEM 482 Polymer Physics credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

CHEM 483 Solid State Structural Anlys credit: 4 Hours.

CHEM 488 Surfaces and Colloids credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

The following courses may not be used to complete the minor: CHEM 315 , CHEM 397, CHEM 420, CHEM 445,CHEM 447, CHEM 492, CHEM 494, CHEM 496, CHEM 497 and CHEM 499.

Information on MCB Course Restrictions

MCB 101 – Interested students should watch the course schedule closely for openings.  These will become available sporadically throughout the registration period.

MCB 199, Merit– All seats restricted and managed by Alejandra Stenger.  There are request forms available to fill out at http://mcb.illinois.edu/undergrad/opportunities/merit_program/

MCB 247 – Managed via waitlist at http://go.illinois.edu/mcb247_SP18_waitlist.  Must be on the waitlist to receive permissions for the course.

MCB 301 – Restricted to MCB and BIOC juniors and seniors until November 13.  Restrictions will be removed on November 13.

MCB 354 – Restricted to MCB and BIOC juniors and seniors. Restrictions will not be removed.  Non-majors or biology students wanting course should fill out the request form at http://go.illinois.edu/MCB354SP18_AuthorizationRequest

MCB 408 – Restricted to MCB and BIOC juniors and seniors.  Non-majors interested in taking the course should email Alejandra Stenger ( astenger@illinois.edu ) to be placed on a waiting list.

MCB 458 – Restricted to MCB and BIOC juniors and seniors.  Restrictions will not be removed.

MCB 493 FIP– Restricted to MCB and BIOC seniors.  Restrictions will not be removed.  Juniors in MCB and BIOC can email Lori Raetzman for permission (raetzman@illinois.edu)

MCB 493 ECB – Restricted to MCB and BIOC juniors and seniors until November 13.  Restrictions will be removed on November 13.

BIOC 455 – Effective immediately remaining seats will be restricted to juniors and seniors in Biochemistry.  This is to ensure that all biochem students that need the course are able to get it.  If seats remain after November 13 the restrictions will be lifted.

Important Information for International Students: Visa Issuance Bans

Over the past month, there has been the continued development of visa issuance bans via both executive order and diplomatic relation issues. The executive order that has been commonly referred to as the ‘travel ban’ now includes Chad, North Korea, and certain individuals from Venezuela, in addition to countries from previous versions of the order which include Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, and Iran. In addition, visa processing has been suspended in Turkey with Turkish citizens currently unable to obtain new nonimmigrant entry visas.

If you are a citizen of any of the aforementioned countries, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) strongly recommends caution if you are considering travel. If you do not have a currently valid entry visa, you would need one to return to the US which may not be possible depending on your country of citizenship. Furthermore, though current entry visas remain valid and should allow for entry to the US, it is reasonable to expect citizens of these countries may experience delays and potentially more serious issues when attempting to enter. ISSS emphasizes that all these issues affect entry to the US only and have no bearing on your ongoing legal nonimmigrant status within the US.

Throughout 2017, we have seen the effect of these bans on our international population. We have seen how it hurts you, especially those of you from the affected countries. We have heard that you feel you are not welcome in the US, and we want you to know that this is not true. The University of Illinois and ISSS are delighted that you are here and proud you chose our campus. We have seen the campus come together in support of international education throughout this year, and that commitment will continue regardless of what bans are placed or revoked.

The university has made a number of statements regarding these issues that can be found here, including an FAQ. The Counseling Center are available for one-on-one counseling if you wish to talk about this or any other issues affecting your mental health. The Graduate College also has statements and resources on this issue, and of course ISSS is always available for one-on-one in person appointments and phone calls: http://www.isss.illinois.edu/

Pre-Med Fellowship in India

Any undergraduate student who is interested in international community health should know about the Mabelle Arole Fellowship, awarded annually since 2002 through John Snow, Inc (JSI) Research and Training. Candidates must be admitted to medical school to be eligible. If awarded the Fellowship, s/he defers entrance to medical school for one year. Applications are due in mid-January 2018 and finalists are interviewed in early March in Washington, DC (at the candidate’s expense).

The Fellow would depart the US in mid-June 2018 and returns in spring of 2019. The Fellow, who receives $8,000 to cover all expenses, spends 10 months at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project at Jamkhed (in Maharashtra), one of the best examples of how mobilized/empowered communities can significantly improve their health/nutrition status. The Fellowship in 2018-19 will include work at a rural project in Nepal and, in addition to a focus on primary health care, attention will be paid to non-infectious diseases and periodic surgical camps.

All relevant information is available on the AMSA website (www.amsa.org, search for Arole) which has a link to Jamkhed site and contains reports by previous Fellows. Any questions can be directed to Dr. David Pyle at  dpyle@JSI.com or 503-894-8546 (in Portland, OR).

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