Waitlists

Waitlists

Instructions for Waitlisting

Waitlisting is a function that academic departments may employ that allows students to add to a waitlist for a course that is closed. Once a student has waitlisted for a course section, he or she will receive notification via email if a seat becomes available in that section. Waitlisted students are notified on a "first-come-first-serve" basis, and once the notification is received, he or she will have a specified window of time to register for the course. The email notification will specify your window of time. Students will have 12 hours to register for the course section after notification. Waitlisting is not registration or enrollment in the courses.

Departments that are currently using the waitlist function for one or more course sections:

  1. Biology
  2. Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering
  3. Chemistry
  4. Computer Science
  5. Economics
  6. Mathematics
  7. Industrial and Systems Engineering
  8. Physics

Additional departments may employ the waitlisting option. For the most up-to-date information, please use the Schedule of Classes search described below.

How to identify a course sections with an active waitlist:
  1. Log into Buzzport
  2. On the Home tab Locate the "Registration and Student Services" channel
  3. Select the "Registration – OSCAR" link
  4. Select "Student Services and Financial Aid
  5. Select "Registration"
  6. Select "Look Up Classes"
  7. Perform a search for the course in which you are interested
  8. From the results, you may identify course sections using waitlist by the "WL" columns
  9. Course sections with an "WL Cap" of more than "0" are currently using a waitlist
    In this example, CRN 80957 is closed but currently using a waitlist.

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If the course section is closed, but has waitlisting enabled, students may follow the below instructions to waitlist for the course section.

How to waitlist for a course section:
  1. Log into Buzzport
  2. On the Home tab Locate the "Registration and Student Services" channel
  3. Select the "Registration – OSCAR" link
  4. Select "Student Services and Financial Aid
  5. Select "Registration"
  6. Select "Look Up Classes"
  7. Perform a search for the course in which you are interested
  8. Once the results are returned, you may identify course sections using waitlist by the "WL" columns
    Take note of the Course Registration Number (CRN).

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  9. Take note of the Course Registration Number (CRN)
  10. Select "Add to Worksheet"
  11. Enter the course section CRN and Submit Changes
    Enter the course section CRN and Submit Changes.

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  12. From the "Registration Add Errors" section, select "Wait Listed Course" under the "Action" column and "Submit Changes
    Select "Wait Listed Course" under the "Action" column and "Submit Changes.

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  13. Review your changes before exiting
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