Pre-Course Survey

LS 50: Integrated Science has room for approximately 30-40 students (freshmen only, no exceptions). We encourage you to complete our survey form by 11:59 PM EST on Monday, August 23rd. You don't have to do this to take the course, but if you do and you want to talk to us about the course, it means we already have some information about you to help guide the conversation. This survey is for informational purposes only!

For the first couple of years, we held a lottery and then had a wait list for those who didn't lottery into the class. In those years, we were able to give everyone on the wait list a chance to take LS50, since then we have beein doing things differently. Until registration, we try to hold the class in a larger room, and everyone who is interested is welcome to come, but we ask you to email us ( or either to tell us that you want to take the class, or to tell us, if you later change your mind, that you don't.

If, two days shy of registration, we have more than 40 students who want to take LS50, we'll hold a lottery to select no more than 40 students and notify you by email. Given that enrollment has ranged between 25 and 40 students, it is likely that we will have room for everyone who wants to take LS50. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 1st

Therefore, if you are sure you want to take this course, 1) send an email expressing your interest/intent, 2) petition to enroll in, 3) wait to see if we have to hold a lottery or if your petition is approved, and 4) remember to enroll once your petition has been approved. Complete the course survey to provide info so we have some background info on you.

If you would like to learn more about the course (beyond what you can find here and on the official course website ( before the fall semester begins, contact us at if you have any questions.