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Waitlist FAQs

  1. What is a Waitlist?
  2. Do all classes have a Waitlist?
  3. How will I know if a class has a Waitlist?
  4. What should I do if the class has a long Waitlist?
  5. How do I put myself on a Waitlist?
  6. I followed the instructions above and the computer won't let me put myself on a Waitlist. What happened?
  7. How will I know my position on the Waitlist?
  8. Once a seat becomes available, will I be registered for the class?
  9. Why was my name removed from the Waitlist?
  10. How do I register for a class when I receive email notification that a space is available?
  11. How do I remove myself from a Waitlist?
  12. Can I be on a Waitlist for more than one section of the same class?
  13. Can I be on a Waitlist for a class that has a time conflict with another class that I am currently registered in?
  14. Can I be on a Waitlist for a class that I have not met the pre-requisite, co-requisite or other registration restriction?
  15. What if I am still on the Waitlist when the class starts?
  16. Do waitlisted courses count toward your credit hours?
  17. Are you guaranteed a seat in a class for which you have waitlisted?
  18. What happens if the Maximum Enrollment is increased, while there are students sitting on the waitlist?
  19. Can I add myself to a waitlist, if the waitlist maximum has been met?
  20. If I have a HOLD, can I place myself on a waitlist?
  21. Do registration restrictions prevent you from adding yourself to a waitlist?
  22. I was third on the waitlist for the course and now I'm fourth. How did this happen?

Waitlist FAQs

Q: What is a Waitlist?

A computerized function that allows students to place themselves on a Registration Waitlist when a class enrollment is full. If you are on a Waitlist and a space opens, you will be notified through your Brockport email. Note: The waitlisted student is strongly encouraged to check his/her Brockport email account daily. The waitlist system operates 24/7, including weekends and holidays.

Q: Do all classes have a Waitlist?

No. We are just implementing this feature and only select departments are participating. How will I know if a class has a Waitlist? A positive number will appear under the columns WL Cap (Waitlist Capacity), WL Act (Waitlist Actual) and WL Rem (WL Remaining) in the Search for Open Classes form in the Registration system. If there are zeros in these columns, the class does not have a waitlist. What should I do if the class has a long Waitlist? Place yourself on the waitlist. Each academic school closely monitors the waitlists and will notify you if a new section can be opened.

Q: How will I know if a class has a Waitlist?

A positive number will appear under the columns WL Cap (Waitlist Capacity), WL Act (Waitlist Actual) and WL Rem (WL Remaining) in the Search for Open Classes form in the Registration system. If there are zeros in these columns, the class does not have a waitlist.

Q: What should I do if the class has a long Waitlist?

Place yourself on the waitlist. Each academic school closely monitors the waitlists and will notify you if a new section can be opened.

Q: How do I put myself on a Waitlist?

  1. From the drop down menu in the Action column for the class, choose: "Waitlisted"
  2. Click on "Submit Changes"
  3. Verify your Waitlist status under Status in your add/drop classes form

Q: I followed the instructions above and the computer won't let me put myself on a Waitlist. What happened?

A Registration Add Error Message will be displayed that specifically indicates the reason you cannot put yourself on the Waitlist. Ex.: the Waitlist may be full; you may not have met the requirements, etc…

Q: How will I know my position on the Waitlist?

Go to the registration menu and click on "Your Class Schedule". Your position number will be indicated next to the waitlist position on the "Your Class Schedule" form

Q: Once a seat becomes available, will I be registered for the class?

No. You will be notified through your Brockport email. It is your responsibility to register for the class within the time allotted in your Brockport email . (See Waitlist Deadlines). Or, you can check to see if the option "Registered" is available, by clicking the drop down menu, under the Action column next to the class, from the Add/Drop classes' screen.

If the student does not register for the class within the time allotted in the email notification, he/she will be removed from the Waitlist. The Waitlist system operates 24/7, including weekends and holidays. Also, you are responsible for dropping any unneeded Waitlisted courses that you are on.

Q: Why was my name removed from the Waitlist?

Your Waitlist notification may have expired because you didn't register for the course within the time allotted in your Brockport email. Or Registration Waitlists will be turned off when every part of term begins in which the class is offered (see Waitlist Deadlines). This means a student will not be able to Waitlist a course for that part of term and, registration can only occur through the regular registration process or, as a result of a faculty-approved course overload

Q: How do I register for a class when I receive email notification that a space is available?

  1. Go to "Add/Drop Classes"
  2. From the drop down menu under the Action column next to the class, choose "Registered"
  3. Click on "Submit Changes"

Q: How do I remove myself from a Waitlist?

  1. Go to "Add/Drop Classes" screen from the Registration menu.
  2. From the drop down menu under the Action column next to the class, choose "Dropped Course"
  3. Click on "Submit Changes"

Q: Can I be on a Waitlist for more than one section of the same class?

Yes.

Q: Can I be on a Waitlist for a class that has a time conflict with another class that I am currently registered in?

Yes. However, you will be unable to register for the course due to the time conflict. You will first have to drop the course that conflicts with the waitlisted course.

Q: Can I be on a Waitlist for a class that I have not met the pre-requisite, co-requisite or other registration restriction?

No. Prerequisites, corequisites, and repeat limits will be checked.

Q: What if I am still on the Waitlist when the class starts?

Registration Waitlists will be turned off when every part of term begins in which the class if offered. (See Waitlist Deadlines). You may choose to attend the first day of the class. Ask the instructor if there is space. Some instructors may approved course overload.

Q: Do waitlisted courses count toward your credit hours?

No you are not registered for the course.

Q: Are you guaranteed a seat in a class for which you have waitlisted?

No – being on the waitlist only guarantees an opportunity to register for the course if a seat becomes available and you are next in line.

Q: What happens if the Maximum Enrollment is increased, while there are students sitting on the waitlist?

The students on the waitlist will be emailed the waitlist notification.

Q: Can I add myself to a waitlist, if the waitlist maximum has been met?

No

Q: If I have a HOLD, can I place myself on a waitlist?

No

Q: Do registration restrictions prevent you from adding yourself to a waitlist?

Yes

Q: I was third on the waitlist for the course and now I'm fourth. How did this happen?

Waitlists are based on preference according to class standing, senior, junior, sophomore, and freshman, in that order. If a student with a higher class standing places themselves on a waitlist, others will be moved down the waitlist.

Last Updated 3/7/18

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