You don’t need to contact the course instructor to get permissions to register for CIS 4210/5210. Here are the steps that you should follow:
Step 1: You should request permission for the course in the Path@Penn tool at any point in time.
Step 2: You will be contacted via email when the CIS Waitlist opens up for the course you requested. You will need to fill out information that is requested of them in the CIS Waitlist. (This won’t begin happening until around May 11 after advance registration).
Step 3: Be Patient. The waitlist will be reviewed and permits will be issued during the summer and closer to the beginning of the semester on a rolling basis when spaces are available.
Step 4: If you have been approved for the course you will be contacted via email with how you can claim permission for the course in the Path@Penn tool and register.
Questions about the waitlist? Please read this overview of the CIS Waitlist System or contact email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info about CIS 4210/5210, check out the course homepage.
After you’ve added yourself to the waitlist, you’ll get assigned a category based on your degree and how many years you have left at Penn. I have increased the enrollment to allow 400 students in the class, so hopefully there will be enough room for everyone who is interested!
This course is programming intensive, and requires prior Python experience and previous computer sceince courses in data structures and algorithms. If you’d like to self-assess whether your background is appropriate, you can try out the first few homework assignments prior to the start of the class.