Waitlist Information & FAQs

Information on Waitlisting a Class

Don't wait until the first day of the term to get into a class that's full! Put yourself on the waitlist and be first in line to fill a vacated spot! Waitlisting in WebAdvisor allows students to electronically "wait in line" for the next available space.

During the registration period, students may place themselves on the waitlists for specific classes which are filled. Students on the waitlist will be notified if vacancies occur and will receive an email.  Make sure we have your correct email address.  You will have three days to register for the class once you receive the email.  Go to "Manage my Waitlist" in your WebAdvisor account.

WebAdvisor checks for schedule conflicts for waitlisted courses, so don't waitlist for a class that meets at the same time or overlaps with a class for which you're already registered. WebAdvisor also checks for completed prerequisites, so don't waitlist for a class until you are ready to take the class.

You also can't be added into a class from the waitlist if you're already registered in another section of the same class, or if adding you into the waitlisted class will give you a unit overload.

After the last day to add without the instructor's signature, the faculty control who is registered from the waitlist.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

What if the section I want is full? 

 

Get on the waitlist by using WebAdvisor (look for the "Waitlist" action when registering).  If the waitlist is full, keep checking back to try to get on it.  If space becomes available and you are the next person on the waitlist, you will receive an email letting you know that you are eligible to register in that section. 

 

Note that we said "eligible to register".  We don't automatically register you when space opens up.  Instead we notify you via email that you have three days from the time space becomes available to register.  If you fail to register during this window, we will drop you from the waitlist.

 

Who may waitlist for a class?

 

Anyone who has a valid email address on file may waitlist.  This is important since this is how we notify students who are on the waitlist if space becomes available.  You must also meet the prerequisites and not be waitlisted for another section of the same class. 

 

Can I sign up for multiple waitlist sections for the same course?

 

No

 

If I have a hold on my record, will I be able to register for the class in which I am waitlisted?

 

No.  No registration activity is possible with a hold.