Students will have the option to choose to waitlist for a course that is closed.

Faculty and Chairpersons will have the option to review students on a waitlist for a specific course.

  • When a student registers for a course and that course is closed, the waitlist option will be available to choose from under your registration options.
  • Students will be notified through email when a seat becomes available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is a 24-hour window for a student to register for the available seat. After that, the next student on the waitlist will be emailed regarding the available spot.
  • Administrators can track the demand for certain courses and better manage curriculum offerings.


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Procedural Instructions

Instructors and departments can see waitlisted students in their class rosters on Self-Service.

If a student wants to get into a waitlisted class, advisors need to direct the student to sign up for the waitlist.

Waitlisting eliminates the need to use capacity overrides or permission forms to enroll a student.

In order for the system to work correctly, capacity registration overrides and/or add/drops cannot be processed during the waitlist period.

Instructors and departments will still be able to override other restrictions such as pre-requisites, co-requisites, duplicates, and special permissions.

Students should be encouraged to drop waitlisted sections if they are no longer wanted. This enables other students to move up more quickly on the waitlist.

Pre-requisite for Waitlisting

Students must meet all of the course prerequisites and requirements in order to sign up for a waiting list.

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