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Waitlisting for a Class

Things to Know about the Waitlist:

How to Add Yourself to a Waitlist:

Frequently Asked Questions about the Waitlist:

How often does the waitlist run?

The waitlist runs every hour, Monday-Saturday, from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm and on Sundays from 12 pm to 10 pm. So if someone drops a class at 6:15 am, that seat will be held until 7:00 am when it runs again.

Why does the system show a seat available, but I can’t enroll in it? The system tells me it’s closed, but it shows at least one seat open.

If you want to add a class that appears to have one or two seats available, you will want to check first to see if there is a waitlist for that class. If there is a seat open, but a waitlist already in effect (number under WL Act for the waitlist is greater than 0), you will NOT be able to enroll in that seat. You have caught the system at a time when a seat became available prior to the processing (done once each night) of the first person on the wait list.

When will the waitlist be dropped?

For fall and spring full-semester (16 week) classes the waitlist will end at 4 p.m. on the fourth day of the class.  The waitlist for first and second half semester classes (8 weeks) will end at 4 p.m. on the third day of the class. These dates coincide with the last day to add a class and the last day for a 100% refund for the class. 

During the summer semester the waitlist will end at 4 p.m. on the last day for a 100% refund for the class.

After the above deadlines, if you wish to get into a full class you will need to speak with the department chairperson over the course.  Academic advisors and individual instructors do not have the authority to override a full section.  If a department chair gives you permission for a late enrollment, they will need to enroll you in the course.

If you are added to a class from the waitlist, you will receive an e-mail to your UCM account.  If you are not added to the class before the waitlist shuts off, you will not be notified.  Be sure to check your schedule in MyCentral to confirm your enrollment.  Students are responsible for payment and grades in all classes they are enrolled in.  Do not assume you will be dropped from a class if you've never attended.

What is my responsibility when I add myself to a waitlist?

Students waitlisting a course assume responsibility for taking themselves off the wait list if they no longer want to enroll in the course. If you waitlist a course and a seat becomes available, you will automatically be enrolled in the course. If you are registered for a course from the waitlist, an email notifying you of this action will be sent to your university email account.