Waitlisting at UCO 

Spring 2014 Waitlisting Details

January 13, 8 am - The time limit to respond to an offer of a seat goes to 12 hours for Spring courses.

Block I 8-week classes.

Wednesday, January 15, 11 am - Last chance to get on a waitlist for a Block I 8-week course.

Wednesday, January 15, 12 pm Noon - Waitlists for Block I 8-week courses are closed, and students not offered a seat are deleted from the waitlists.   Students who have been offered a seat prior to this time will have the normal 12 hours to respond and grab the seat.

Seats opening up after the noon deadline will be available on a first come, first serve basis until 11:59 pm

Full 16-week classes.

Friday, January 17, 11 am - Last chance to get on a waitlist for a Full term 16-week course.

Friday, January 17, 12 pm Noon - Waitlists for 16-week courses are closed, and students not offered a seat are deleted from the waitlists.   Students who have been offered a seat prior to this time will have the normal 12 hours to respond and grab the seat.

Seats opening up after the noon deadline will be available on a first come, first serve basis until 11:59 pm

Block II 8-week classes.

January 18, 8 am - The time limit to respond to an offer of a seat goes to 24  hours for Block II  courses.

March 7, 8 am - The time limit to respond to an offer of a seat goes to 12 hours for Block II  courses.

Tuesday, March 11, 11 am - Last chance to get on a waitlist for a Block II 8-week course.

Tuesday, March 11, 12 pm Noon - Waitlists for Block II 8-week courses are closed, and students not offered a seat are deleted from the waitlists.   Students who have been offered a seat prior to this time will have the normal 12 hours to respond and grab the seat.

Seats opening up after the noon deadline will be available on a first come, first serve basis until 11:59 pm

How Waitlists Work

Once a CRN/class fills up and closes, students may add their names to the waitlist, if one is offered for the course.   Whether or not a class has a waitlist is determined by the department offering the course and not all courses can support a waitlist.   Courses that have a waitlist are designated by values greater than 0 in the Waitlist columns on the "Look Up Classes to Add" web page on UCONNECT.  The column headings are WL Cap (waitlist capacity); WL Act. (current students on the waitlist) and WL Rem, (waitlist slots remaining) and show up just to the left of the Instructor column.

If a course has a waitlist, and a student currently enrolled drops that course or the department raises the class limit, the next eligible student on the waitlist is notified ONLY by an email sent to their UCO email address.  The email will inform the student a seat is now open, and give the student a specific length of time (usually 24 hours, but only 12 hours during the last week of enrollment) in which to go on to UCONNECT and register in the course.    If the student does not register within that time period, their name is removed from the waitlist, and the next eligible student is notified.

PLEASE NOTE:   Being waitlisted in a course does not guarantee you'll eventually get a seat.   Departments can remove or close waitlists or remove students from the waitlist as they choose.

Procedure for Getting on a Waitlist:

  1. Find the CRN of the class for which you wish to be waitlisted.
  2. If the class is not closed, you cannot be added to the waitlist.
  3. Go to the "Add or Drop Classes" option on the Registration Tools channel on UCONNECT.
  4. Enter the CRN in one of the boxes and click on Submit.
  5. If the error message CLOSED- xxx WAITLISTED appears, then click on the drop down arrow beside the message, and click on "Wait List".  
  6. Click on Submit Changes, and you'll be added to the waitlist.
  7. If the error message says CLOSED- WAITLIST FILLED, then you must choose another course.
  8. If you receive the message "OPEN - xxx WAITLISTED", then you can add yourself to the waitlist.   This message means a seat has opened up but is being held for the next eligible student on the current waitlist.

Please Note:  All holds must be cleared and prerequisites met, and other registration restriction must be met before entering a waitlist.

Courses Which Have Corequisites:

Students enrolling in courses which have a corequisite, e.g. separate Biology lecture and lab courses, or Chemistry lecture and lab courses, must  enroll in both CRNs at the same time, for the computer to recognize the corequisite. Therefore, students may not enroll in a lecture, but only waitlist for the lab.   In order to waitlist a corequisite course, the student must first be fully enrolled in the pair of CRNs, to meet the corequisite requirements, THEN waitlist the desired CRN.

Procedure for Removing Yourself from a Waitlist:

  1. Go to the "Add or Drop Classes" option on the Registration Tools channel on UCONNECT.
  2. Click on the drop down arrow on the course you wish to remove and ...
  3. Choose "Drop Course or Waitlist, Refund" and click on Submit Changes.

Procedure for Moving from a Waitlist to Registered in the Class.

  1. If the class opens up and you are the next eligible student on the waitlist, an email will be sent to your UCO email account.
  2. Follow the directions in the email and log on to UCONNECT.
  3. Go to the Add or Drop Classes option on the Registration Tools channel on UCONNECT.
    a.  If you are currently enrolled in another CRN of the same class, you must first drop the other CRN before switching to the newly available CRN.
  4. Click on the drop down box for the course for which you are now eligible to enroll and ...
  5. Select "Web Registered", and click on Submit Changes.

Please Note:  All holds must be cleared and prerequisites met, and other registration restriction must be met before enrolling in the class.   If you have a financial hold and are attempting to enroll outside of UCO working hours, you must pay online the amount due before enrolling.

You can see in which courses you are currently waitlisted by using the new Registration History web page or the Enroll, Add, or Drop Courses web page, both of which can be found by clicking on the My Schedules option on the Registration Tools channel.

Waitlist Rules:

  1. Not all courses will have a waitlist.
  2. Students cannot be added to a waitlist until the course is closed.  Students will not be added to a waitlist in anticipation that the course will be closed when their enrollment time slot comes up.
  3. All holds, prerequisites and other registration restrictions are checked and must be met or cleared before a student is allowed to enter the waitlist.   Plan ahead:  most holds cannot be cleared outside of normal UCO working hours, and if you can't clear the hold, you may lose your slot and have to start over.
  4. PLEASE NOTE:   Being waitlisted in a course does not guarantee you'll eventually get a seat.   Departments can remove or close waitlists or remove students from the waitlist as they choose.
  5. Departments can set priorities for their waitlist, and the order in which students are processed from the waitlist may not be the same order in which they entered the waitlist.  In other words, a business major may have enrollment priority on a business course waitlist over a science major even though the science major signed up for the waitlist first.
  6. The time limit by which students must change their enrollment from waitlist to registered may vary from course to course depending upon the needs of the department, and possibly upon the time of the year.   For instance, Biology may wish to allow students 36 hours to respond, while Management may allow 48 hours.   Or, during the last week of enrollment, the time limit may be dropped to 12 hours.
    PLEASE NOTE:   The deadline for almost all course is 24 hours.   That is a very short time window.  If you are waitlisted for a course which you think may open, please be prepared to monitor your UCO email account frequently.
  7. No exceptions will be made for students who do not register for the class within the time period stated in the notification email.   Students signing up on a waitlist must pay close attention to their email account.   "No exceptions" includes the following:   a)  UCONNECT is not available;  or   b)  the student was out of town on an emergency;  or  c)  the student's computer crashed;  or  d)  Oklahoma ice storms;  or  e)  the student never received the email.