Frequently Asked Questions About Waitlisting

How Does Waitlisting Work?
When you register for a class and all the seats are filled, the WebAdvisor system,
or if you register in person you will be asked if you want to be placed on a waitlist.
This means that all seats in the class are taken, and you will be waiting for a
seat to open up. If you answer yes, you will be added to the waitlist. Then as students
drop themselves out of the class, or are dropped for non-payment, seats will become
available up until the Thursday before classes begin for the term. The college will
then enroll students from the waitlist into the class automatically. As students
are enrolled, students remaining on the waitlist will move up closer to the top
of the list.

What Happens if I am Moved from the Waitlist into the Class?
Once you are moved into the class from the waitlist, we will notify you that you are enrolled and
have 10 calendar days to pay your fees. You should pay your fees right away. If
you do not pay within 10 calendar days, you will be dropped from the class and also
lose your place on the waitlist. If you do not want the class, you can go to WebAdvisor
and drop it from your schedule, however, please keep in mind that you cannot be
placed back in your previous position on the waitlist.

What Should I do to Prepare for Automatically Being Moved from the Waitlist
to the Class?

  • You have already logged into your  Student E-mail accounts.
    We will contact you only through the student e-mail.
  • You do not have any holds from a previous term.
  • The class is not one you have taken previously.
  • You have met all course prerequisites by submitting transcripts/requisite equivalency
    prior to the start of the registration period.
  • The class does not conflict with other classes on your schedule.
  • You will not be enrolled in more than 18 units if you are moved into the class.

Can I be Placed Back on the Waitlist in the Same Position if I Don’t Pay My

No. You can attempt to place yourself back on the waitlist, if there is room, but
there is no guarantee you will be able to get on the waitlist again.

When are waitlists no longer used?
Once classes begin, you can no longer put yourself on the waitlist you must go to
the first day of classes and obtain and a signed add form from the instructor and
bring that to Admissions & Records.

If you have further questions, please contact the Admissions & Records Office