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Fall 2020 Waitlist

Spring 2021 Waitlist

Summer 2021 Waitlist

Waitlists offer students an opportunity to get in an electronic line for a possible opening in a closed class, and if a seat is offered, enroll from home without coming to UCO. 

  1. Waitlist Notifications are sent to UCO student email addresses only.
  2. Students cannot waitlist a course until it has reached maximum seat capacity.
  3. Holds, prerequisites and other registration restrictions must be cleared before waitlisting a course.
  4. Being waitlisted does not guarantee you'll eventually get a seat in a course.
  5. Departments reserve the right to change order, close or remove students from waitlists. Not all courses have a waitlist.
  6. The deadline for most  courses is 24 hours. No exceptions will be made for students who miss their deadline.

Fall 2020 Waitlist Ending Dates

Monday, August 17, 8 a.m.- Time limit for responding to "Seat Available" email drops to 12 hours.

BLOCK I COURSES: Aug. 17-Oct. 7

  • August 19, 11 a.m. - Last time a student can enter a Block I waitlist.
  • August 19, 11:45 a.m. - Last time a student will be sent a "seat available" email.
  • August 19, noon - Block I waitlists will be closed and purged.   Students who have been sent a "seat available" email will have until the deadline specified in the email to enroll. Any Block I courses coming open afternoon will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until midnight Wednesday, August 19.

Full-Term (Aug. 17-Dec. 11)

  • August 21, 11 a.m. - Last time a student can enter a waitlist.
  • August 21, 11:45  a.m. - Last time a student will be sent a "seat available" email
  • August 21, noon - Full-term waitlists will be closed and purged. Students who have been sent a "seat available" email will have until the deadline specified in the email to enroll. Any full-term courses coming open afternoon will be available on a first come/first serve basis until midnight.

August 21, noon - Time limit for responding to "seat available" email goes back to 24 hours for Block II courses.

October 8, 8 a.m. - Time limit for responding to "seat available" email goes back to 12 hours for Block II courses.

BLOCK II COURSES: Oct. 8-Dec. 11

  • October 12, 11 a.m. - Last time a student can enter a Block II waitlist.
  • October 12, 11:45 a.m. - Last time a student will be sent a "seat available" email

October 12, noon - Block II waitlists will be closed and purged. Students who have been sent a "seat available" email will have until the deadline specified in the email to enroll. Any Block II courses coming open afternoon will be available on a first come/first serve basis until midnight Monday, Oct. 12.

 

Spring 2021 Waitlist Ending Dates

Monday, Jan. 11, 8 a.m. Time limit for responding to "Seat Available" email drops to 12 hours.

BLOCK I COURSES (January 11 –March 3)

  • January 13, 11 a.m. - Last time a student can enter a Block I waitlist.
  • January 13, 11:45 a.m. - Last time a student will be sent a "seat available" email.
  • January 13, noon - Block I waitlists will be closed and purged.   Students who have been sent a "seat available" email will have until the deadline specified in the email to enroll. Any Block I courses coming open afternoon will be available on a first-come/first-serve basis until midnight Wednesday, January 13.

Full-Term (January 11 - May 7)

  • January 18, 11 a.m. - Last time a student can enter a waitlist.
  • January 18, 11:45  a.m. - Last time a student will be sent a "seat available" email
  • January 18, noon - Full-term waitlists will be closed and purged. Students who have been sent a "seat available" email will have until the deadline specified in the email to enroll. Any full-term courses coming open afternoon will be available on a first come/first serve basis until midnight Monday, Jan. 18.

January 18, noon - Time limit for responding to "seat available" email goes back to 24 hours for Block II courses.

March 5, 8 a.m. - Time limit for responding to "seat available" email goes back to 12 hours for Block II courses.

BLOCK II COURSES (March 5 - May 7)

  • March 9, 11 a.m. - Last time a student can enter a Block II waitlist.
  • March 9, 11:45 a.m. - Last time a student will be sent a "seat available" email

March 9, noon - Block II waitlists will be closed and purged. Students who have been sent a "seat available" email will have until the deadline specified in the email to enroll. Any Block II courses coming open afternoon will be available on a first-come/first-serve basis until midnight.

 

Summer 2021 Waitlist Ending Dates

June 1, 8 a.m.- Time limit for responding to "Seat Available" email drops to 12 hours.

Block I Courses: June 1-25

  • June 2, 11 a.m. - Last time a student can enter a Block I waitlist.
  • June 2, 11:45 a.m. - Last time a student will be sent a "seat available" email.
  • June 2, noon - Block I waitlists will be closed and purged.   Students who have been sent a "seat available" email will have until the deadline specified in the email to enroll. Any courses coming open afternoon will be available on a first come/first serve basis until midnight Wednesday, June 2.

Full-Term: June 1-27

  • June 3, 11 a.m. - Last time a student can enter a  waitlist.
  • June 3, 11:45  a.m. - Last time a student will be sent a "seat available" email
  • June 3, noon - Full-term waitlists will be closed and purged. Students who have been sent a "seat available" email will have until the deadline specified in the email to enroll. Any full-term courses coming open afternoon will be available on a first come/first serve basis until midnight Thursday, June 3.

June 3, noon  - Time limit for responding to "seat available" email goes back to 24 hours for Block II courses.

June 28, 8 a.m. - Time limit for responding to "seat available" email goes back to 12 hours for Block II courses.

BLOCK II COURSES: June 28-July 27

  • June 29, 11 a.m. - Last time a student can enter a Block II waitlist.
  • June 29, 11:45 a.m. - Last time a student will be sent a "seat available" email
  • June 29, noon - Block II waitlists will be closed and purged. Students who have been sent a "seat available" email will have until the deadline specified in the email to enroll. Any Block II courses coming open afternoon will be available on a first come/first serve basis until midnight Tuesday, June 29.

 

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 the 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. 
  7. Please note: The deadline for almost all courses 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.
  8. 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" include 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.

WAITLISTING PROCEDURES