Waitlist FAQs




Waitlist

1. Will there be any limit on the number of students that can be added to a particular Waitlist?
2. Will time conflicts with other registered or Waitlist classes be allowed?
3. Are students allowed to Waitlist a course that they are either enrolled or Waitlisted for?
4. Are any students excluded from using a Waitlist?
5. Will a field be added to the web Schedule of Classes to communicate the Waitlist status?
6. Will students be able to see where they are on a Waitlist?
7. Are students added into Waitlisted courses automatically?
8. When does Waitlisting open?
9. Is the student guaranteed a seat if they get on a Waitlist?
10. How are students notified when a seat becomes available on a Waitlisted class?
11. Which email address will the student receive the notification?
12. What happens if a student drops a class that has an active Waitlist?
13. Is there a maximum number of hours a student can Waitlist?
14. Is a student left on the Waitlist if they don't register within the 24 hours?
15. Are Waitlisted classes counted toward the student's credit hours?
16. Do registration restrictions prevent a student from registering for a Waitlisted class?
17. What do Waitlist Maximum, Actual, and Remaining mean under ‘Look Up Classes'?
18. What happens if the student misses the 24 hour timeline and still wants the class?
19. What happens if the student is placed on Academic Suspension?




Waitlist

1. Will there be any limit on the number of students that can be added to a particular Waitlist?
Baylor plans to provide an unlimited capacity to section Waitlists so that the University can accurately gauge the full demand for individual courses.

2. Will time conflicts with other registered or Waitlist classes be allowed?
While time conflicts are not allowed on a student's schedule, the student can choose to be on a Waitlist even if the Waitlisted class has a time conflict with another class on the schedule. When the student is notified of an opening, the student will have to decide which class to take. If the Waitlisted class is preferred, the student must drop the currently enrolled class before adding the Waitlisted class.

3. Are students allowed to Waitlist a course that they are either enrolled or Waitlisted for?
A student may not Waitlist for multiple sections of a course or Waitlist for a section when they are already registered for another section of the same course.

4. Are any students excluded from using a Waitlist?
No student groups will be excluded from a Waitlist.

5. Will a field be added to the web Schedule of Classes to communicate the Waitlist status?
At this time, one field will be added that will display Waitlist actual to show how many students are on the Waitlist.

6. Will students be able to see where they are on a Waitlist?
Students will be able to view their position on a Waitlist in BearWeb.

7. Are students added into Waitlisted courses automatically?
No. The student will receive an email notification once a seat comes open and will have the option to register into the class. If the student does not complete the registration process within 24 hours, they will be removed from the Waitlist and the next student on the list will be notified via email.

8. When does Waitlisting open?
If a class has been set up with the Waitlist option, the Waitlist will become available via BearWeb once the class is closed.

9. Is the student guaranteed a seat if they get on a Waitlist?
No. Waitlisting does not guarantee a seat in the class. Students should check their Waitlist position regularly. If they are not moving up on the Waitlist, they may want to consider alternate classes to register for.

10. How are students notified when a seat becomes available on a Waitlisted class?
The student will automatically receive an email notifying them the class has a seat available. The student will then have 24 hours from the time the seat opened to register into that class. If the student does not register into the class by the deadline, they will be removed from the Waitlist and the next student in line will be notified of the available seat. This is the only notification the student will receive.

11. Which email address will the student receive the notification?
Waitlist notifications will be sent to the student's Baylor email address. It is the student's responsibility to check their email.

12. What happens if a student drops a class that has an active Waitlist?
If a student drops a class which has an active Waitlist, they cannot re-enroll into the class. They must add themselves on the Waitlist or enroll in a different section that does not have a Waitlist.

13. Is there a maximum number of hours a student can Waitlist?
No. There is no maximum for the number of Waitlisted hours for a student.

14. Is a student left on the Waitlist if they don't register within the 24 hours?
No.. After the 24 hours has ended, they are dropped off the Waitlist. The student can get back on the Waitlist if the student wishes to do so.

15. Are Waitlisted classes counted toward the student's credit hours?
No. Waitlisted classes do not count into the student credit hours.

16. Do registration restrictions prevent a student from registering for a Waitlisted class?
Yes, all registration restrictions (pre-requisites, minimum test score, departmental approval, etc.) apply to Waitlisted sections.

17. What do Waitlist Maximum, Actual, and Remaining mean under ‘Look Up Classes'?
Waitlist Maximum displays how many students are allowed on the waitlist, Waitlist Actual displays how many students are on the waitlist, and Waitlist Remaining displays how many students can still add to the waitlist.

18. What happens if the student misses the 24 hour timeline and still wants the class?
The student will be dropped from the waitlist, but can add himself or herself back on the end of the waitlist.

19. What happens if the student is placed on Academic Suspension?
If a student is scholastically dropped, all classes including any classes on the waitlist will be dropped.

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