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Waitlists

How to use waitlisting in eServices

The waitlist option is offered on a first-come, first-served basis for select courses when a class is full. This option is not available for every class.

Adding yourself to the waitlist

From eServices Registration section, select Register for Classes.

select Register for Classes [View Image] 

Select the term of registration and click Continue

  click Continue [View Image]

Perform a search for the course in which you are interested.

 Perform a search for the course in which you are interested [View Image]

If a class is full and can be waitlisted, you can identify the number of waitlist seats remaining listed under “Status”: Example “1 of 1 waitlist seats remain”  

 “Status”: Example “1 of 1 waitlist seats remain” [View Image]

To add yourself to the waitlist, select “Add”.  This will add the course to the “Summary” section.

 select “Add”. This will add the course to the “Summary” section [View Image]

Click the drop-down menu listed under “Action”, select “Waitlist” and then click “Submit”.

 Click the drop-down menu listed under “Action”, select “Waitlist” and then click “Submit”. [View Image]

Once you have successfully added yourself to the waitlist, the status will change from “Pending” to “Waitlisted” and you will receive a “Save Successful” confirmation message.

 Once you have successfully added yourself to the waitlist, the status will change from “Pending” to “Waitlisted” and you will receive a “Save Successful” confirmation message. [View Image]

Viewing your Position on the Waitlist

To view your position on the waitlist, go to SCHEDULE DETAILS, find the waitlisted class and look for WAITLIST POSITION.  The number shows your position on the waitlist.

 go to SCHEDULE DETAILS [View Image]

Receiving the Notification

If an opening in your waitlisted course becomes available, an email will be sent to your vcu email account. You will have 24 hours from the time the message is sent to register for the course before you are automatically dropped from the waitlist. 

Receiving the Notification [View Image]  

To register for the class once a seat becomes available:

1.  Select the Student Tab
2.  Select Registration twice. This will re-direct you to the Registration screen.
3.  Click Register for Classes and then select the term for registration
4.  Locate the waitlisted course in the Summary section and choose either "Registration done on web" or "Drop" from the Action drop-down box.

1. Select the Student Tab 2. Select Registration twice. This will re-direct you to the Registration screen. 3. Click Register for Classes and then select the term for registration 4. Locate the waitlisted course in the Summary section and choose either [View Image]

5. Click Submit to complete the registration or drop

6.Once you have successfully registered for the course, the status will change from “Waitlisted” to “Registered” and you will receive a “Save Successful” confirmation message.

 5. Click Submit to complete the registration or drop 6.Once you have successfully registered for the course, the status will change from “Waitlisted” to “Registered” and you will receive a “Save Successful” confirmation message. [View Image]

Special Advisory:

If a course that offers waitlisting displays seats remaining on the Schedule of Classes but also has seats filled on the waitlist, please don’t drop yourself from a class in which you are already enrolled in anticipation that you will be able to register for the waitlisted course.  Priority is given to the first student on the waitlist.  In addition, all remaining seats are reserved for those students on the waitlist.

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