What does it mean to be on a waitlist?
By joining a waitlist, you acknowledge you might be enrolled in that class without further notification, as well as your obligation to pay any fees resulting in your registration in the class. Being on a waitlist means that you are on a list of students who will be enrolled automatically in a class if seats become available and you meet all other requirements. Other requirements that could keep you out of a class are:
- you are in another section of the same course and the course does not allow multiple enrollments in the same semester;
- you have another class on your schedule and the time of that class conflicts with the waitlisted class;
- instructor permission is required to get into the class.
This means that if you are on a waitlist, a seat becomes available, and you meet all of the requirements to get into the class, you will be enrolled in the class without additional notice to you. You will not be charged for being on a waitlist, but you will be charged if you are subsequently enrolled in that class and the additional enrollment results in an increase in what your fees should be.
Being on a waitlist does not mean you will necessarily be enrolled in a class. Not all students who are on waitlists get into those classes. This could be because they don't meet some additional requirements (as described above) or simply because seats do not become available for the classes. You should not assume you will be enrolled in a class for which you waitlist.