Spring Math Merit Program Registration Info

For returning students signing up for a Math Merit course for the Spring 2024 semester:

Are you currently taking a chemistry, math, or biology (IB or MCB) Merit course during the fall 2023 semester?

  • If YES: you are pre-approved to sign up for any Spring 2024 Math Merit course, space permitting. You do not need to get specific authorization or additional approval; simply see the instructions for course sign up below and sign up once your registration time-ticket opens.
  • If NO: You will need to request approval to sign up for Math Merit for the Spring 2024 semester by filling out this form. This approval will be granted on Thursday, November 16, 2023. On or after that date, please see instructions for signing up below.
  • All information regarding courses can be found on course explorer which is linked here.
  • Please direct any questions about Math Merit Registration to Dr. Jennifer McNeilly at jrmcneil@illinois.edu.

Please click on the course you will be taking in Spring 2024 (or scroll down) for specific Merit sign-up instructions:

Math 115Math 220Math 231Math 241Math 285Math 347

Math 115 Merit sign up instructions:

Math 115 Merit is an extra Math 199 class which meets once per week for 1 hour 50 minutes. To sign up for Math 115 with Merit, first, register for any Math 115 lecture and Thursday discussion section. Then, register for the Merit section below.

Section NameTypeDaysTimeCRNLocation
Math 199 PC1Merit SectionT3 – 4:50 pm48356314 Davenport Hall

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Math 220 Merit sign up instructions:

Math 220 Merit replaces the regular Math 220 discussion sections (which meet twice weekly for 50 minutes) with Merit discussion sections (which meet twice weekly for 1 hour 50 minutes). To sign up for Math 220 with Merit, follow the directions below.

  1. Sign up for Math 199 JM1 (CRN 48353). This is the extra hour of credit you get for taking a Math Merit course. This class does not actually meet. By participating in your Math 220 Merit discussion section (which you will sign up for in step 2) you get credit for this class.
  2. Sign up for a Math 220 lecture and a Math 220 Merit discussion by adding both sections at the same time.

Merit discussions for Math 220 are listed below (Sign up for one of the Math 220 lectures and one of the three Merit discussions):

Section NameTypeDaysTimeCRNLocation
Math 220 AL1LectureMWF9 – 9:50 am58600141 Wohlers Hall
Math 220 AL2LectureMWF10 – 10:50 am37538141 Wohlers Hall
Math 220 AD1Merit DiscussionTR9 – 10:50 am37536314 Davenport Hall
Math 220 AD2Merit DiscussionTR1 – 2:50 pm37535314 Davenport Hall
Math 220 AD3Merit DiscussionTR11 am – 12:50 pm58603314 Davenport Hall

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Math 231 Merit Sign Up Instructions

Math 231 Merit replaces the regular Math 231 discussion sections (which meet twice weekly for 50 minutes) with Merit discussion sections (which meet twice weekly for 1 hour 50 minutes). To sign up for Math 231 with Merit, follow the directions below.

  1. Sign up for Math 199 JM1 (CRN 48353). This is the extra hour of credit you get for taking a Math Merit course. This class does not actually meet. By participating in your Math 231 Merit discussion section (which you will sign up for in step 2) you get credit for this class.
  2. Sign up for a Math 231 lecture and a Math 231 Merit discussion by adding both sections at the same time. Note that both the lecture and the Merit discussion must start with the same letter for the system to allow you to sign up. (Example: Math 231 AL1 lecture must go with either Math 231 AD1 Merit or Math 231 AD2 Merit.)

“A” Lectures and Merit Discussions (Sign up for one of the Math 231 “A” lectures and one of the two Merit discussions):

Section NameTypeDaysTimeCRNLocation
Math 231 AL1LectureTR8 – 8:50 am58106100 MSEB
Math 231 AL2LectureTR9 – 9:50 am46026100 MSEB
Math 231 AL4LectureTR2 – 2:50 pm494892310 Everitt Lab
Math 231 AD1Merit DiscussionWF9 – 10:50 am460196 Burrill Hall
Math 231 AD2Merit DiscussionWF1 – 2:50 pm460221038 CIF

“C” Lectures and Merit Discussions (Sign up for one of the Math 231 “C” lectures and one of the three Merit discussions):

Section NameTypeDaysTimeCRNLocation
Math 231 CL1LectureTR1 – 10:50 am46038100 MSEB
Math 231 CL2LectureTR11 -11:50 am51775100 MSEB
Math 231 CL3LectureTR1 – 1:50 pm48046114 David Kinley Hall
Math 231 CD1Merit DiscussionWF9 – 10:50 am46032314 Davenport Hall
Math 231 CD2Merit DiscussionWF11 am – 12:50 pm52972314 Davenport Hall
Math 231 CD3Merit DiscussionWF1 – 2:50 pm56231314 Davenport Hall

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Math 241 Merit Sign Up Instructions

Math 241 Merit replaces the regular Math 241 discussion sections (which meet once weekly for 50 minutes) with Merit discussion sections (which meet twice weekly for 1 hour 50 minutes). To sign up for Math 241 with Merit, follow the directions below.

  1. Sign up for Math 199 JM1 (CRN 48353). This is the extra hour of credit you get for taking a Math Merit course. This class does not actually meet. By participating in your Math 241 Merit discussion section (which you will sign up for in step 2) you get credit for this class.
  2. Sign up for a Math 241 “B” lecture and a Math 241 Merit discussion by adding both sections at the same time.

Merit sections for Math 241 are listed below (Sign up for one of the Math 241 “B” lectures and one of the two Merit discussions):

Section NameTypeDaysTimeCRNLocation
Math 241 BL1LectureMWF12 – 12:50 pm55921100 MSEB
Math 241 BL2LectureMWF1 – 1:50 pm460743039 CIF
Math 241 BD1Merit DiscussionTR11 am – 12:50 pm460596 Burrill Hall
Math 241 BD2Merit DiscussionTR1 – 2:50 pm529792078 NHB

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Math 285 Merit Sign Up Instructions

Math 285 Merit is an extra Math 199 class which meets once per week for 1 hour 50 minutes. This is in addition to the regular Math 285 lecture/discussion. To sign up for Math 285 with Merit, first, register for any Math 285 lecture/discussion section. Then, register for the Merit discussion section below:

Section NameTypeDaysTimeCRNLocation
Math 199 DE1Merit SectionR3 – 4:50 pm53557314 Davenport Hall

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Math 347 Merit Sign Up Instructions

Math 347 Merit is a specific section of Math 347 that adds a discussion section which meets once per week for 1 hour 50 minutes. This section is reserved for students planning to pursue the Secondary Education minor in math and current or prospective Math majors who participated in the Merit Program. Interested students should contact mathadvising@illinois.edu with subject line “Merit Math 347 request” and include name, netid, UIN, and explanation of interest.

Once access is granted, to sign up for Math 347 Merit, follow the directions below:

  1. Sign up for Math 199 347 (CRN 48354) by typing the CRN in directly to the “Enter CRNs” window/tab. This is the extra hour of credit you get for taking a Math Merit course. This class does not actually meet. By participating in the Math 347 Merit discussion section on Tuesdays (which you sign up for through step 2) you get credit for this class. Please note: this Math 199 Section will not show up in the Course Explorer or the “plan-ahead” feature of the registration system; you will need to manually type in the CRN the day you register to add this credit hour.
  2. Sign up for Math 347 Merit section below using CRN 67115 (this one CRN will add both lines below).
Section NameTypeDaysTimeCRNLocation
Math 347 C2MLecture/DiscussionMWF12 – 12:50 pm67115G24 LCL
Math 347 C2MMerit SectionT9 – 10:50 am6 Burrill Hall

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