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Enrollment Information

This page is intended to inform staff and faculty how wait lists work, what to look for when they don't, and what permission numbers can be used to override and what they cannot be used to override.  For more in-depth information for faculty, please visit the Faculty and Staff Resources page.

Helpful Information

  • The Faculty Center has developed a Checklist to Prepare for an Online Course with materials to help manage rosters and engage students, including during add/drop.
  • Requests for Administrative Drop are unchanged; given the change to online teaching, Faculty should plan for updated attendance requirements and include in course materials (see the Checklist to Prepare for an Online Course for suggestions)
  • Students are directed to contact their instructor for a permission number, as required (closed/waitlisted classes first week, all classes second week).

Prereq Waivers & Enrollment Issues

Due to our recent switch to virtual instruction, some changes have been made to the traditional prerequisite waiver process. See the Prerequisite Waivers & Enrollment Issues webpage for more information.

Enrollment Timeline

  • Before Classes Begin:
    • The wait lists will run once per day, most often in the early morning. Eligible waitlisted students will be moved into open seats. See the Wait Lists section below for more information.
  • First Week of Classes:
    • Wait lists do NOT run once classes begin.
    • Both regular and open-enrollment students can enroll themselves in any OPEN class. It is expected that faculty will honor first week enrollments. 
    • All students, including those on the wait list, will need a permission number to enroll in CLOSED classes.
  • Second Week of Classes:
    • Students will need permission numbers to enroll in any/all courses.

NOTE: Open enrollment students can enroll directly in classes during the first week and faculty are expected to honor their enrollment. Regular students have had access since their enrollment appointment months before the semester starts.

Wait Lists

Wait lists are put on class sections when the class is built in PeopleSoft. They can be added or removed at any time with the approval of the department.

Wait lists should always be built with "Auto-Enroll from Wait List" turned on. This feature allows students from the wait list to be pushed into the class when a seat opens up - please be aware the process to push wait listed students into open seats is usually run once per day. If the "Auto Enroll" option is not turned on, when a seat opens up in the class, any student can enroll in it directly, even if there are students on the wait list.

Eligible students on the wait list with "Auto Enroll" turned on, makes the section show as CLOSED in the schedule. However, if the wait list process is run to move students in and there are only non-eligible students on the wait list, those students will NOT be enrolled in the course, they will stay on the wait list. When this happens, if the section now has open seats, the section will show as OPEN even though students are on the wait list.

For more on Wait Lists, please visit the Waitlist FAQ

Permission Numbers

Permission numbers are only generated for consent required classes the day before continuing student registration begins.

When classes begin to fill, permission numbers are generated for no consent required courses, equal to the number of classroom seats minus the class cap.

During the first week of classes students do not need a permission number to enroll in OPEN classes. 

After the first week of classes, permission numbers are generated equal to the number of classroom seats minus the enrollment of the class.

Permission numbers may be requested via the Permission Number Request form. However, permission numbers will NOT be generated by request unless there is space in the classroom assigned, which means students must have dropped the course or be administratively dropped (See Administrative Drop webpage). Faculty may submit a room change request if a larger classroom is needed, this should be done prior to submitting this permission number request form.

Administrative Drop 

Faculty have the option of dropping students who do not meet stated attendance requirements during add/drop. For an Administrative Course Drop to occur, instructors must send the request to the Office of the Registrar. Faculty wishing to exercise the Administrative Course Drop option should follow the instructions on the Administrative Drop webpage.