During registration, if you try to register for a class that is full (CLOSED - Wait Listed), you will be given the option to add to the Wait List for that class until the Wait List fills. Remember, being on a Wait List does not guarantee you a seat in a class. If seats become available, those on the Wait List will be enrolled in the order they were added to the list.
Important: Campus Solutions will allow you to get on a Wait List, however, you will not be enrolled if you have any holds, time conflicts, repeat or prerequisite errors, duplicate courses, excessive units, or any type of registration error.
There is a daily automated process that moves students from the waitlists into a class if a space becomes available. Students are notified by email when they are enrolled through this automated waitlist process in PeopleSoft.
The auto-enroll process from the waitlist stops a day before the first day of the term (i.e., Sunday, August 20, 2022).
A full class will remain closed as long as there are students in the waitlist.
We stop the auto-enroll process in order to provide faculty with the most accurate roster on the first day of class. Faculty manage the enrollment for closed classes on the first day of class.
We encourage faculty to prioritize the students on the waitlist for issuing permission numbers in classes with limited seats.
Anyone can get on a waitlist if the waitlist for the class is available, but you will be enrolled in the class if:
- You meet the class prerequisites
- The class time does not conflict with another class in which you are already enrolled
- You are not enrolled in another section of the same course
- You have no repeat errors or holds on your record
- The class units do not exceed your maximum allowed.
When the daily process runs and space in the class is available, if you are on the waitlist but do not meet the criteria above, instead of being automatically enrolled in the class you will remain on the waitlist.
If one seats become available, students will automatically be enrolled in the class in the order in which they were added to the waitlist as long as there are no errors or enrollment restrictions.
- Enrollment appointment date/time has not yet been reached
- The last day to add to the waitlist has passed
- Class is not yet closed
- Waitlist is at its capacity
- You have reached the limit for waitlisted units (waitlisted and enrolled units cannot exceed 10 units in summer, and 18 units in fall and spring)
Yes. When a class is marked as closed only students from the waitlist can be enrolled.
Before the first day of classes, a daily process runs to automatically enroll students from the waitlist. If all waitlisted students are successfully enrolled in the class and there are still seats available, the class will reopen. However, if all students from the waitlist are moved to the class filling the class to capacity, the class will remain closed and the waitlist will re-open.
If by the first day of class you are still on the waitlist, you will need to attend the first class meeting and obtain a permission number from your instructor in order to enroll in the class.
Yes, but they cannot be enrolled in both. A student can be enrolled in the open section of a class and at the same time be on the waitlist for a different section of that same class (maybe the waitlisted section was their first choice, but it has reached capacity).
However, a student will not be auto enrolled in the waitlisted section when a seat becomes available, even if they are eligible. In this instance, they will need to drop themselves from the section they are currently enrolled.