Office of the Registrar

Waitlisting

If a course is not waitlisted but it is full and you would like to enroll, please contact the instructor to request a permit or to create a waitlist.

What is Waitlisting?

Waitlisting is an option for students who encounter classes that are ‘Full’ but may still want to try to register, if a seat opens again.

How does Waitlisting work?

Students who attempt to register for a class that is ‘Full’ may put themselves on a waiting list.

When an open seat becomes available, an email will be sent to the next student in the Waitlist queue via their student rocket email address.

The student will have 24 hours from the delivery of the email to add the class.

Waitlisting will be available to students until 10 p.m. on the evening prior to the start of the semester.

All Holds and Registration Restrictions will still apply to be eligible to waitlist a class.

Do all classes have a waitlist?

No. Many courses do have a waitlist enabled; however, there are some that do not. Use the Browse Classes and the Register for Classes links in Student Registration to see if a course has an enabled waitlist. The ‘Status’ column will display the enrolled seats remaining and the waitlist seats remaining.

How do I get on a Waitlist?

In ‘Find Classes’ you may find a class with a ‘Full’ status that you may be interested in taking. Full courses are marked with a red exclamation point in the status column. If a course has a waitlist, there is a blue exclamation point beneath that displays the waitlist seats remaining.

 Additionally, you can click on the course title to display ‘Class Details’ and select the ‘Enrollment/Waitlist’ tab to see more enrollment and waitlist information (such as the enrollment and waitlist actual, maximum, and seats remaining).

Getting on a Waitlist on the Find Classes Tab

  • Search for classes on the Find Classes tab
  • Find the course you would like to waitlist; select the “Add” button on the far right of the page
  • In the summary box, select ‘Waitlisted’ from the dropdown action menu
  • Submit changes
  • Note:  If you select ‘Web Register’ from the dropdown menu, a ‘Registration Add Error’ displays because the course is full. You can continue by selecting ‘Waitlisted’ from the dropdown action menu and submitting the change.

Getting on a Waitlist by Entering a CRN

  • Find the CRN (course reference number) for the course you would like to waitlist
  • Enter the CRN in the Enter CRN box.
  • Select ‘Add to Summary’
  • In the Action dropdown menu, select ‘Waitlisted’
  • Submit changes
  • Note:  If you select ‘Web Register’ from the drop down menu, a ‘Registration Add Error’ displays because the course is full. You can continue by selecting ‘Waitlisted’ from the dropdown action menu and submitting the change.

Waitlist Queue - The wait is over!  

  • When a seat is available and you are at the top of the waitlist, you will receive an email notification stating that the class is now available in your university rocket email account.
  • The Notification Expires 24 hours after it is sent. 
  • **Check your email daily if you are waiting on a wait list!** 
  • If you change your mind and no longer wish to be on a waitlist, please drop the class so that others may move up on the list.

I got an Email Notification!  

  • If you have waitlisted a class you will need to check your university rocket email daily! You will have a 24 hours to add the waitlisted class once a notification is sent to you. 
  • The email will give the information of the class that is open for registration and the deadline. 
  • If you are already registered for the same class but a different section, you need to drop that section before you add the new waitlisted section.
  • If you are registered for other waitlisted sections or other classes that you no longer want, please drop them. This will enable other students to move up on the waitlist.

How do I change from Waitlisted to Registered?

  • Once an email notification is sent, you will have 24 hours to go to your student portal to change the status from waitlisted to registered.
  • In the ‘Action’ column, choose **Web Registered**.
  • Submit changes.

How do I get off of a Waitlist?

  • Waitlisted classes can be dropped like any other class. Choose ‘Web Drop/Delete’ in the ‘Action’ column.
  • If you never get off the waitlist, the waitlisted class will be purged from your schedule after 10 pm on the day before classes start for the semester. 

Classes have started; I still need to add the class; waitlisting is not available and the class is full. Can I still register for the course?

After classes start for the semester, waitlisting is no longer available. An instructor may allow you to add the course by entering an override for you online through the portal. If an override is given, you MUST add the course by Friday of the first week of classes.

Summary

  • Register for classes in your student portal and if a class is closed, check to see if a waitlist is offered and has waitlist seats available.
  • Add yourself to the waitlist. Remember that the same restrictions and/or holds will stop you from registering on a waitlist also.
  • Students may register for one section of a course and place themselves on the waitlist for one preferred section of the same course. 
  • Check your University Rocket email daily for a waitlist notification and take action within 24 hours. 
  • Register for the waitlisted class. If you have already registered for another section of the same class, be sure to drop the unwanted section first.
  • If you no longer wish to be on a waitlist, drop the class so that others may move up on the list.

Need more help?

Get additional help by emailing the Registrar's Office.

Last Updated: 4/17/20