Waitlisting for Courses

Southwest uses waitlisting for select classes. The "Waitlist" option will allow you to wait on a list, on a first come, first "Waitlisted" basis, in the event that a space in a desired course becomes available.

The "Waitlist" is the only method that will be used to "crash" a closed class.

You must be eligible to register and must meet all requirements for enrollment in the class, such as prerequisites and other course restrictions. If you do not meet the class registration requirements, you will not be allowed to waitlist for the class.

Example:

  1. A class is closed or full. You choose the "Waitlist" option:
    1. Click the "Registration/On-line Services" link
    2. Click "Registration"
    3. "Select the Term"
    4. "Add or Drop Classes"
    5. Enter the CRN in the box under "Add Classes Worksheet" box. (The CRN is the five-digit number associated with the course example: 12345)
    6. Click "Submit Changes"
    7. From the "Action" column, select "Waitlist" from the drop-down box
    8. Click "Submit Changes"
  2. A space becomes available in the class selected for waitlist.
  3. The first person on the "Waitlist" will be notified by email to their Southwest email account.
    1. The email will indicate the deadline for registering for the class. If the first person does not register by the deadline, the next person will be notified by email and given a deadline.
    2. If you do not register for the course by the deadline, you may again sign-up for the "Waitlist" if the registration deadline has not passed and if the number of waitlisted spaces has not been exceeded.
  4. You may sign-up for a waitlist until the date prior to the posted last date of late registration.
Waitlist Sign-Up Dates
Semester Dates Last Date
Summer 2014 (May 27-August 8, 2014) May 25, 2014
Summer 2014 Flex I Term (May 27-June 27, 2014) May 25, 2014
Summer 2014 Flex II Term (July 8-August 8, 2014) July 6, 2014
Fall 2014 (August 25-December 12, 2014) August 23, 2014
Fall 2014 Flex I Term (August 25-October 12, 2014) August 23, 2014
Fall 2014 Flex II Term (October 15-December 12, 2014) October 13, 2014

After you have received email notification that your waitlisted class is available, you must then register for the class by the deadline date and time as indicated in your email.

  1. Click "Registration"
  2. "Add or Drop Classes"
  3. Select the appropriate "term"
  4. You will see the class for which you have waitlisted
  5. From the "Action" column, select "Web Registered" from the drop-down box
  6. Click "Submit Changes"

Note: Courses with sections beginning with "R" are not available for waitlisting.

Still have questions? Check out our Waitlist Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).