San Diego State University

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry 100: Introduction to General Chemistry

Fall 2021


Access to OWL for Waitlisters

Please follow the instructions below to register for your WAITLIST Chem 100 Section.

  1. Open a web browser and go to Please use your SDSU email to register.
  2. You will see Temporary Access for this course which will allow you to see and complete assignments while your waitlist status is decided. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BUY AN ACCESS CODE FOR THIS COURSE.
  3. Access codes are administered by the ShopAztecs University Bookstore. Your account will ONLY be charged for the course materials if you are able to make it off the waitlist into a course section by the add/drop date. All of your work and grades on assignments will be transferred with you if you make it off the waitlist into a course section.

This is a temporary web page for CHEM 100 materials.

This is NOT the official CHEM 100 website. Go to SDSU Canvas for the official CHEM 100 website that contains all the materials you will need throughout the entire semester. This temporary website was created for any student that currently does not have access to Blackboard. Go to Blackboard for all class notes, other documents and all pertinent information.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. When will I get in Chem 100?
    A: It all depends who drops each section. An AVERAGE of 2 people drop per section, some sections no one drops, some sections 6 people drop. It is better to be #1 on an 8 am lab waitlist than #10 on a 2 pm lab waitlist. As soon as someone drops, the next person can be added. If you are #1 on the waitlist and you see a spot open and it has been more than 12 hours, email and I will add you.
  2. But as long as I am on the waitlist I will eventually get in?
    A: Nope. If no one drops from a section, no one can be added. And you will still see your name on a waitlist even after the add/drop period ends- that does not mean you still have a shot at getting in, only that the registrar does not zero out names.
  3. I am a graduating senior and I really need this class, can I have priority?
    A: The waitlist takes units into account. You get a higher priority with more units. I have no way of changing that. But seriously- if you really need this class and you see a lab spot open at 8 am - TAKE IT! Everyone hates 8 am labs, but it is better than not getting a spot.

Accessing the Chem 100 textbook while on the waitlist

If you are on the waitlist for the CHEM 100 course and wish to receive access to the Introduction to General Chemistry eBook, please email and request access.



Please see the waitlisters FAQ.

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