Generally, the status of the class is CLOSED. There is ONE scenario where a class
appears as open with students on the waitlist: if there are only non-eligible students
on the wait list and the section has open seats, the section will show as OPEN (with
the ineligible students are on the wait list). Unfortunately, such a scenario would
only be apparent by reviewing the system for errors in the enrollment process for
students from the waitlist (by the Office of the Registrar) – so, if you have a concern
or have questions about this particular scenario, please let us know. To recap:
- Appears when there are available open seats and no eligible students on the wait list, even once classes begin.
- Appears when the class capacity has been reached (e.g. the class is fully enrolled).
- Appears when a student gets on the wait list, unless that student is currently ineligible
to enroll, such as when seats are being reserved for particular major(s)/minor(s)
or student group(s) in that class.
- Appears when there are eligible students on the wait list.
- Appears when a class is TENTATIVE, which means no one can enroll in the class.
You can find additional details and a breakdown of how waitlists work before and after
the start of the semester, as well as best practices for students, on the Waitlist FAQ page. And for those creating the class schedule, the Academic Scheduling site offers additional tips and information regarding the creation of waitlists in
the class schedule.