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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
This FAQ is intended to help students in the Department of Public Health – answers to these questions are relevant only to courses in the Department of Public Health and may not be applicable to other Cal State East Bay departments.
*Starting Summer 2022 course listing and course prefix will be PH - Public Health. Courses will no longer be listed under HSC - Health Sciences. BUT, they are all the same courses*
Issues with enrolling or registering for a class
The Department of Public Health does not use permission numbers. If there are no holds on your account preventing registration, you meet the pre-req requirements, and there is space in the class, you will be automatically added.If you want to add the class after the “Add/Drop Period without Instructor/Department Permission” (the first week of the semester) you should contact the instructor during the “Add Period with Instructor/Department Permission” to have you added to the class.
If you are on the waitlist, you will be automatically added when and IF there is space available in the class as long as you have no time conflicts or holds. Instructors do not know when you will be added and can not increase course caps. You should not be contacting the instructor before the semester begins to ask if there will be space available.
If you are on the waitlist and interested in enrolling in the class you can contact the instructor in the first week of class, but remember you can only be added through the waitlist and the instructor can not add you outside of the “Add Period with Instructor/Department Permission” which is usually the 2nd week of the semester.
In the case of PH 315, PH 330, and PH 400 - the lecture and lab classes are sometimes linked together. For example, if you register for the lecture PH 400-01, you will need to register for a lab/activity section that corresponds to that lecture, usually indicated by the number of the lecture, in this example -01. So if you register for PH 400-01 (Lecture) you must register for a lab/activity section such as PH 400-1A, PH 400-1B, etc., and not PH 400-2A, PH 400-2B, etc., which would be linked to the lecture PH 400-02.
It sometimes happens that the system will allow you to register for a mis-matched lecture and activity section, but you will be stuck on the waitlist until you choose a lecture and lab/activity section that link together.
(Similarly - I am taking XXX course over the summer/winter and it is a prerequisite for a course I want to register for in the following semester (fall/spring) – how can I register?)
Course availability; Course Requirements; Deciding what courses to take
Similarly: Will more sections of PH XXX open? I am waitlisted.
Financial Aid, the Library, Graduation, and Other Questions
Please contact the financial aid office for any questions about financial aid or scholarships
Telephone: 510-885-2784 or Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty, unfortunately, have little to no knowledge about financial aid, and it is best to ask the experts in the financial aid office to get an official answer.
If you are registered for a course in the Department of Public Health, faculty who request Slack workspaces will have these workspaces populated before the semester starts and you should automatically be added. Remember that you may need to find and access the workspace through the Slack website/desktop application/mobile application - it sometimes does not pop up automatically.
When classes start, your instructor will confirm if they are using Slack and can add students by email address as well if you added the course late.When in doubt you can always visit the Slack channel #help-slack and ask for assistance. Also, if you are new to slack, check out the Department of Public Health’s intro guide to slack.