Students are expected to attend all class meetings, unless otherwise explicitly indicated. Instructors are not expected to accommodate absences due to enrollment in two or more classes that are scheduled to meet on the same day and time. By the first week of instruction, students should not be enrolled in classes with time conflicts.
You are responsible for your enrollment decisions. Time conflicts should be avoided and instructors may not be able to accommodate time conflicts in your class schedule.
When attempting to add classes with a time conflict, you may or may not be able to add them depending on each class’s assigned attribute. If you are able to enroll in classes with a time conflict, you must resolve the time conflict by changing your schedule before instruction begins. Students are encouraged to use the Swap function when being added to the waitlist for a class that conflicts with an enrolled class.
The system will block you from adding classes that have a time conflict unless the department has assigned a “time conflict override” attribute for at least one of the two classes. If the department did not assign this attribute, then students will be prevented from enrolling in another class with an overlapping schedule. If you cannot enroll in two classes that are scheduled during the same time it is because the department will not allow it. The Office of the Registrar and Cal Student Central do not review petitions from students who want to enroll in classes with time conflicts.