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Waitlist Policy

A course waitlist is a list of students who wish to register for a section of a course that has reached its authorized maximum enrollment capacity. Students must sign up for a waitlist through Genisys using the instructions provided below. The first student on the registration waitlist is notified via email when a space becomes available. This student then has a maximum of 24 hours to register for that section. If the student does not register for the section within this timeframe, he/she will be dropped from the waitlist for that section and the next student on the list will be notified. Course waitlists are generated and maintained by the Registrar's Office. Course instructors cannot authorize enrollment for waitlisted students.

Information, Policies and Procedures Related to Course Waitlists:

  1. Any eligible student wishing to enroll in a course that has reached its authorized capacity may add him/herself to the waitlist for one or more sections of that course via the Genisys registration module. (instructions below)
  2. Students are waitlisted in the order in which they attempt to register for the course. The university reserves the right to reorder the waitlist priority in certain special cases (such as disability accommodations, senior standing, etc.).
  3. A student on a waitlist is not officially enrolled in that course and thus is not eligible to receive financial aid or a grade for the course.
  4. It is the responsibility of the student to check her/his Regent email account regularly for notifications regarding available seats. When notified, the student then has a maximum of 24 hours to register for that section. If the student does not register for the section within this timeframe, s/he will be dropped from the waitlist for that section and the next student on the waitlist will be notified.
  5. Students must meet all registration requirements (prerequisites, co-requisites, financial obligations, etc.) for the course before being allowed to register. Students with administrative or academic holds should contact their Academic Advisor for registration assistance.
  6. If a student no longer wishes to remain on the waitlist s/he should drop through Genisys as a courtesy to other students.
  7. Course waitlists are maintained through the end of the first week of each term for all students. After the first week of the term the Registrar's Office will close all waitlists and remove the remaining students from the lists.

How to add your name to the Waitlist:

  1. Log in to Genisys through the web portal
  2. Select "Student Services & Financial Aid" tab
  3. Select "Registration" option
  4. Select "Add/Drop Classes"
  5. Select "Term"
  6. Type in the CRN number in the add/drop box at the bottom of the page, then select "Submit Changes" in the bottom left corner of the page.
  7. If you need to Waitlist, you will get a drop-down field next to the course title that says "none" for action. Select the drop-down arrow so that the field states "Wait list web." Then select "Submit Changes" in the bottom left corner of the page.
  8. To confirm that you are on the waitlist, view your "Student Detail Schedule."
  9. Check your Regent email account daily for notification of available seats.

How to remove your name from the Waitlist:

  1. Log in to Genisys through the web portal
  2. Select "Student Services & Financial Aid" tab
  3. Select "Registration" option
  4. Select "Add/Drop Classes"
  5. Select "Term"
  6. Locate the CRN number of the course you wish to drop. You will get a drop-down field next to the course title that says "none" for action. Select the drop-down arrow so that the field states "Web Drop." Then select "Submit Changes" in the bottom left corner of the page.
  7. To confirm that you have been removed from the waitlist, view your "Student Detail Schedule.

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