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Course Waitlists: Questions & Answers

How do I get on a waitlist for a class that is full?

Follow the waitlist instructions for Online Services.

How will I know when I can register for a waitlisted class?

You will receive an ACCmail notice if a seat becomes available. If you receive a notice, you must register for the class promptly to claim the seat. Otherwise, the offer will expire and you will be removed from the waitlist. IMPORTANT: You will not automatically added to the class.

Help! I can't register for my waitlist class!

See the chart below for reasons you may be unable to register.

Unable to Register for Waitlist Class? Check These Reasons
Reason Solution
Duplicate class You cannot register for two sections of the same course. If you registered for another course section of a waitlisted class, you must drop that section before you claim your seat in the waitlisted class.
Expired deadline Once you are notified a seat is available, you have until midnight the following day to register for the class. If you do not act within that time frame, you are removed from the waitlist and will not be able to register for the class.
Student hold Clear any student holds.
System downtime Check registration system downtimes.

When are waitlist notifications emailed?

Waitlist notifications are emailed at approximately 5 p.m. daily including holidays. View your waitlist status in Online Services under "Manage My Waitlists."

How do I drop myself from the waitlist?

Log in to Online Services and follow the add/drop instructions to drop the waitlisted class.

Can I see my ranking on the waitlist?

No. Your confirmation email includes the number of names on the waitlist, but it does not indicate your placement on the list.

What if I don't get a seat in the class?

A waitlist does not guarantee you will be able to enroll in a class. If you cannot enroll by the end of open registration, you can attempt to add the class during the schedule change period. You also can take the class in a future semester.

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