Waitlisting is available for certain courses that have reached their maximum student capacity and are closed. They are identified by the red WL code which will not appear in the course schedule until the course is closed. To use waitlisting, you must have a wou.edu e-mail account.
These steps are explained in greater detail below.
If a class is closed and can be waitlisted, you will see a red WL code in the course information.
Students who meet the prerequisites for a waitlisted course should follow the steps below.
Step 1. Check the box next to the CRN for the course or courses you are interested in. If the course requires a lecture and a lab, check the box corresponding to the lab you need to waitlist, not the lecture CRN. Waitlisting on these types of courses is done only on the lab portions of the course.
Step 2. Click "Register."
Step 3. When the course you wish to waitlist appears, select "Waitlist" from the drop-down list (if available) and click "Submit Changes."
The waitlisted class is now included on your "Current Schedule" with a "Waitlisted" status.
Note: Your waitlisting status begins the moment you select "Waitlist" in the action column and click "Submit Changes" in the previous step. You can verify that you are on the waitlist now by looking at your status in the left hand column, which shows you exactly when you entered waitlisted status.
Note: If there is no "Waitlist" action available in the drop-down list, this means either:
There are restrictions on waitlisting a course:
The student in the example below is first on the waitlist.
If for any reason you need to take yourself off of a waitlist, drop the course as you would any other. From the “Add Classes Worksheet”, select "Web Drop Pre-term" from the “Action” column on the left and click "Submit Changes." Remember that if you do drop from a course you have waitlisted, you can get back on the waitlist for that course, but you will be put at the bottom of the list.
If an opening in your waitlisted course becomes available, an email will be sent to your wou.edu 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, at which time the next student on the waitlist is offered that open space. Read your email notice carefully!
Step 1. Once you are notified that you can register for your waitlisted class, log into Wolf Web and navigate to "Register for Classes."
Step 2. In the "Action" column (located to the left of the course) select "Web Reg" from the drop-down list.
Step 3. Click "Submit Changes." Wolf Web now displays the registered status of the class (left column).
If the course you are registering for is a lab that has a related lecture, you will need to register for both at the same time. Choose "Web Reg" from the drop-down list to the left of the lab you are adding. Do not click "Submit Changes!" First, enter the CRN for the associated lecture into the field at the bottom of the screen. When both the lecture CRN is entered and "Web Reg" is selected in the associated lab drop-down list, click "Submit Changes."
Congratulations, you have successfully registered for your waitlisted course!
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