Learn@UW - Sort Order for Courses and Semesters in List of Semesters
This document describes how courses and semesters are sorted in the "My Courses" widget.
Special characters are sorted first, followed by digits (0 to 9), and letters (A to Z, a-z: case insensitive).
Special characters likely to be used sort in this order:
# (pound sign) $ (dollar sign) ( (open parenthesis) ) (close parenthesis) * (asterisk) . (period) @ (at sign) _ (underscore) ~ (tilde) + (plus sign)
Leading hyphens or minus signs ( - ) are ignored; the sort order is determined by the second character. If the second character is a space, it sorts first in the list.
Therefore, with a low to high sort order set, any entry with with a hyphen and a space added to the beginning will rise to the top of the list.