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Course Registration Waitlist

Some courses at the University now have a Waitlisting option available. Waitlisting enables students to be notified if a seat opens in a closed class and then provide an opportunity to register for it. These instructions cover how to use this waitlist functionality for courses that have a waitlist.

  • View the registration instruction manual (PDF) for a step-by-step guide on Waitlisted courses.
  • Please note: If you are not fully registered for at least 12 credits, your financial aid that requires full-time enrollment will not disburse/be reflected against your semester tuition bill until you are registered for a minimum of 12 credits. The course(s) for which you are waitlisted does not count towards your enrolled credit total.

How do I know what courses are closed?
When searching for courses, in the Self-service Registration Module, please look at the "Status" column. Course with no remaining seats will have a "FULL!" indicator. Please note, waitlist courses will appear as open, but are NOT. Students who have placed themselves on the waitlist will be notified if a spot becomes available. They will then have 24 hours to register for that class. If they choose not to register the available seat will be offered to the next student on the waitlist.

How do I get into a waitlist course?
After some courses become full and close to new registrants students may have an option to place themselves on a waitlist for that course. The waitlist is an automated process with random selection based on class standing. Seniors have higher priority than juniors and so on. The waitlist period ends one week prior to the start of each semester. If you are offered a seat, you must drop any potential conflict and be sure there is room for the waitlisted course credit load.

If I get selected from the waitlist how much time do I have to register?
An email notification will be sent to your Pace email account. Once notified, you will have a deadline of 24 hours to register for the course. It is important that you check your Pace email frequently if you are on a waitlist for a class. Once the 24 hour deadline to register has passed the seat will be offered to the next student on the waitlist and you will lose the offer. If you lose the seat you must drop the waitlisted course and re-register yourself for the waitlist course again.

When does the waitlist process end?
The waitlist ends one week prior to the start of each semester.

How do course restrictions work for waitlisting?
Restrictions work the same as regular registration. Students must meet all of the course requirements, co-requisites, and restrictions in order to sign-up for a waitlist.

Can students get on the waitlist for more than one section of the same course?
Yes. Students can waitlist themselves for more than one section of the same course.

Is there a way for students to see their position on the waitlist?
No, a student position on the waitlist is not displayed.

Can students get on a waitlist for a class that has a time conflict with another course?
Yes, the waitlist is not an actual registration. Students can waitlist for sections with which they have day or time conflict. However, once a student is selected from the waitlist they must drop all potential conflicts and be sure there is room for the waitlisted course credit load on their student account.

If a student has a hold on their account can they add to a waitlist?
No. The same restrictions apply to the waitlist that apply to registering for a course. Any holds have to be cleared in order to waitlist and register for courses.