The Spring 2015 semester doesn’t start until mid-January and, although there is still time to enroll into classes, the unthinkable has happened…the classes that YOU WANTED are all filled up!
So, now what? Get your name on the wait list!
Putting your name on the wait list doesn’t mean that you are officially enrolled, but it does mean that if other students drop the course, then – depending on where you are on the list – there is a possibility that you may be added into the class.
Here is how it works…
If a class is already full, then students can place their names on the wait list if the limit hasn’t been reached. Some wait lists allow up to 10 students to add their names and other wait lists allow up to 20 students to add their names. (NOTE: If a wait list is full today, that doesn’t mean that a spot won’t open up tomorrow.) It may seem like a hassle, but it is important to log onto eServices EVERYDAY. (If you can log onto Facebook a dozen times a day, you can certainly log onto eServices!) You never know what can happen…in the last hour, someone may have dropped from a wait list leaving that one last spot open just for you!
Getting your name on a wait list doesn’t guarantee you a seat in the class, but, unfortunately, some students will be dropped for non-payment of fees, not meeting prerequisites, or because they simply changed their schedules. If you are #2 on the wait list, you have a good chance of getting added into the class. If you are #20, don’t lose hope…you still need to show up on the first day. What if the first 10 students on the wait list don’t show up and permission numbers are being given out? If you do not show up and your name is called from the wait list, the professor will continue onto the next student.
Wherever you are on the wait list, it is IMPORTANT that you continue to monitor your status! If you are #2 on the wait list and three students suddenly drop, then you are in. Once you are in, you NEED TO PAY TO STAY! Unfortunately, no one is going to send you a text message that you have to pay…you just need to remember!
But, whether you are #2 or #20, you should still plan to attend class on the first day! By the end of the first week, you should have a better idea whether or not you will be added into the class.