Students cannot get on a waitlist until their enrollment appointment or open enrollment has begun.
The last day to get on a waitlist for a class will be the Thursday before the start of the term. Waitlist processing ends on the Friday before the start of the term.
Yes, students can waitlist for multiple sections of the same class, with the following stipulations:
NOTE: each section a student waitlists counts towards the 21 credit waitlist maximum
If classes have a reserve capacity and the only open seats are restricted for the reserve capacity, students who do not meet the reserve capacity can get on the waitlist for the class. Students will be auto-enrolled into the class if an unrestricted seat becomes available.
A process is run each week night. If there are available seats in a class the process will add try to enroll students from the waitlist into the class using the priority of the waitlist position. If a student is enrolled from the waitlist and email notification will be sent to the Chapman University email account.
If a student does not meet the criteria to be enrolled in the class (see FAQ # 8) the process will select the next student on the waitlist.
Note: if students are not enrolled from the waitlist due to any of these issues, they will be passed over and the next eligible student on the waitlist will be enrolled.
If students are already enrolled in another section of the class for which they want to waitlist, SWAP should be used.
Students may also want to use SWAP if there is a known time conflict between an already enrolled class section and the section for which they want to waitlist.
Students may also want to use SWAP if they are already enrolled in the maximum number of units for a term and want to still get on a waitlist.
Student should NOT use SWAP to get on a waitlist for a closed lab if they are already enrolled in the lecture associated with that closed lab. Students will be dropped immediately from their enrolled class and placed on the waitlist for the lecture until a seat opens in the closed lab, since students cannot be enrolled in a lecture section and waitlisted for that same lecture simultaneously.
Students are not able to see who is on a waitlist for a class. Students are only able to view those classes they have waitlisted for on their class schedule.
Faculty can view the students on the waitlist for their class via the Class Roster page in Faculty self-service.
Faculty and Advisors can also see whether an individual students is on a waitlist via the following pages in Faculty or Advisor self-service: Enrollment Summary, Study List, Student Services Center, and Advisee Class Schedule.