Effective for the spring of 2015 registration period, waitlists are now available on undergraduate labs and recitations and their associated lecture sections.
When seats become available in a closed class section, the class remains closed until a process runs that automatically enrolls students from the waitlist. The class remains closed until the waitlist empties or the enrollment capacity has been met, whichever comes first.
If a student does not meet the criteria to enroll in the class, the process will select the next student on the waitlist according to their position number.
Students that were on the waitlist and were not enrolled will maintain their position number. Students will have an opportunity to be auto-enrolled the next time a seat is made available, if they resolve the issue that prevented them from being auto-enrolled previously.
If the waitlist process runs and no students are enrolled, then the class will open and other students will be given the opportunity to enroll (even if there are still students on the waitlist that did not meet the criteria to be auto-enrolled).
If there are no students on the waitlist, the class will open as usual when seats are made available.
Please note the following:
- Students cannot be waitlisted for alternate lab/recitation sections if already enrolled in a lecture and lab/recitation combination, unless they are also attempting to get onto a waitlist for a different lecture section. Since enrollment into lectures and labs/recitations must occur simultaneously, students would have to give up their seat in the lecture section until space is made available in the closed lab/recitation.
- Students can be waitlisted for multiple sections of stand-alone labs.
- SWAP should not be used to attempt to get on a waitlist for a closed lab or recitation, if students are already enrolled in the lecture associated with that closed lab or recitation. Students will be dropped from their enrolled class and placed on the waitlist for the lecture until a seat opens in the closed lab/recitation, since students cannot be enrolled in a lecture section and waitlisted for that same lecture simultaneously.
Additional information regarding waitlisting can be found on our Waitlist FAQ page