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How do I know if a class has a waitlist?

The waitlist option is only available once all seats in a class have been filled and the section closes. When a Class Search is performed that includes the closed classes, users will see a yellow triangle beside classes that have available waitlists.  When the waitlist capacity of a class has been reached, the waitlist feature is unavailable, and a blue closed class icon will display beside those sections.

How does the waitlist process work?

  • A process is run each weeknight. If there are available seats in a class, the process will enroll eligible students from the waitlist into the class using the priority of the waitlist position. Students are notified by email only if the waitlisted class was enrolled. The notice is sent to the Chapman University email account.
  • If students do not meet the criteria to be enrolled, or have a hold on their record, the waitlist process will skip ineligible students and enroll the next eligible student on the waitlist.