What is a Registration Waitlist?
Students who attempt to register for a class that is full may put themselves on a waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis.
The first student on the registration Waitlist is notified via email when a space becomes available. Wait list processing ends based on the length of the course; 1st Friday for 16 week courses; 1st day of classes for shorter offerings.
If the student does not register for the section within this timeframe, he/she will be dropped from the wait list for that section and the next student on the wait list will be notified.
Registration holds will prevent the student from adding a waitlisted course, even if the student was sent an email.
Students will need to meet the same requirements to waitlist for a section as they would to register for that section. Students will not be able to waitlist for a class if they have not met the pre-requisites or corequisites. Students will not be able to waitlist if they do not meet the registration requirements or special authorization permissions.
Waitlisting is not registration nor is it a guarantee for future registration. Students should use registration to get courses they need and want, register for open sections rather than waitlisting for closed sections, and use waitlisting only to revise or optimize their schedules.
Frequently Asked Questions
You may get on the Waitlist when you attempt to register for a section that is full. When the class drops to the Summary section of your registration page, you may select 'Waitlist' from the dropdown menu under Action. If there is no space available on the waitlist for that section, you will not have the option to 'Waitlist' and the Registration Add Error will indicate the section is full.
Prerequisites and restrictions are checked before you are allowed to join a Waitlist.
An email will be sent to your UIW Email account 'firstname.lastname@example.org', notifying you there is a space available.
You will have until the deadline noted on the email to register for the section which is 24 hours from the time the email was sent. If you do not register within that timeframe, you will be dropped from the Registration Waitlist. If you miss your registration window but still wish to register for the class, you may register for the Registration Waitlist again.
You may sign up for as many registration Waitlists as you choose. There is no limit. However, we strongly encourage you to remove yourself from all Waitlist once your registration has been finalized so that others may have an opportunity to join the Waitlist.
If you do not register within the designated time period from the time the email was sent, you will automatically be dropped from the waiting list. The next student on the Waitlist will move to the top of the list. You must re-register for the Waitlist if you still wish to register for the course/section.
Yes. When you review your student detailed schedule page in BannerWeb, you will see your actual position on the waitlist.