Waitlisting for Classes

Fall 2014 WL Notification Schedule | Exclusions from WL
Waitlist Resources | After Waitlist Period - Greenslips | Waitlist FAQs

Many high demand courses have electronic wait lists available.  When a class reaches maximum enrollment capacity, the course is said to be “closed”.  A student will not be able to register for a "closed" class but will be given an option to be put on a Wait list also referred to as being "waitlisted".

When a spot opens up in the class, the student will automatically and immediately be notified by email (MCC) to register.  The student will be given 72 hours to respond and register themselves into the class, changing their status from “Waitlist” to “Web Registered”.

The week before classes start, the student’s notification time to register from the waitlist is reduced from 72 hours to 24 hours. The automatic Waitlist notification process is turned off the Friday before classes start.

A student’s real-time waitlist position, notification time and status is listed in the Student Detail Schedule in Self-Service Banner / MyMCC.


Student's Now Manage their Waitlists!

As in the past, student's can waitlist for as many of the same classes (sections of a course) as they want. There is no limit. The waitlist system does not check for things like time conflict, prereqs or coreqs. This is all done at time of registration.

Our Automated waitlist process allows a student to register for one class (i.e. ENG 101-100) and continue to stay on the waitlist for other instances of the class (i.e. ENG 101-200) that may become available. If and when a spot becomes available in the waitlisted class, the student must drop the previous instance of the class (i.e. ENG 101-100) and add the register for the new one (i.e. ENG 101-200). When the student does attempt to register for the new course, the registration process will check for time conflicts, prereqs, coreqs, holds and more.

>> Fall 2014 Automatic Waitlist Notification Schedule
(for Full-Term classes)

  • 72 hour notifcation through August 24
  • 24 hour notification through on August 29 @ end of business day
  • Automatic Waitlist turned off August 29
    • Registration & Records will manually move students into classes and accept requests (greenslips) from Instructors. Because the AWL is turned off, students can’t manage their waitlist schedule during this period. The student needs to come in person to Registration & Records or go through an instructor or advisor. 

    • When processing manual changes to students' schedules, students are registered into a class OR by request, will be dropped from one class and added into another.  When a student is manually moved from the waitlist or greenslipped, the student is dropped from all sections of the same course.  For students who are already registered in a class, they are dropped from all other sections of the same course. 
  • For late starting classes, the Automatic Waitlist process is turned off the day before the class begins.


>> Exclusions from Fall 2014 Automatic Waitlist: Most BIO classes are excluded (except BIO 120 & 142) from the Automatic Waitlist process for Fall 2014. Also, HSP 102 (Hospitality Service) which has Lecture, Lab and Conference components is excluded.

Questions regarding BIO waitlist, please contact the BIO department at 292-2720.


>> Automatic Waitlist Resources

  • Students - Automatic Waitlist Tutorial pdf
  • Faculty - Automatic Waitlist Tutorial pdf
  • Advisors - Check Wait List order through Self Service. Go to:
    > Faculty Services > CRN Selection > Summary Wait List OR Detail Wait List
  • Waitlisting for a Lab / Lecture combo
    • When waitlisting for a lab/lecture combo which has two distinct CRNs, you only need to waitlist for the lab. You cannot waitlist for both the lab and lecture. Once a spot becomes open in the lab, you can add the lecture at the time when you register for the lab.
  • How Do I Drop myself from the Waitlist?
    • Before the First Day - You can add and remove yourself from the waitlist until the first day of classes without any penalty.
    • After Classes Have Started - You can remain on a class waitlist up to one week after the first day of class. At the one week mark, the Registration office will purge or remove all waitlisted students. You do not need to remove yourself from a waitlist.

      Being on the waitlist means that you have not been officially registered for classes. We recommended that you attend your class, especially if you are close to the top (#1-3) of the waitlist.


>> After the Waitlist Period - Green slips

Once the automatic waitlist process is discontinued for the semester (i.e. the day before classes start), you must request permission from the instructor to be admitted into a “closed” course. If the instructor grants permission, a “green slip” must be signed by the instructor and chairperson.  Since policy on “green slips” differs among departments, you should contact the faculty member or department staff during the registration period. 


Questions or Concerns?

Please call (585) 292-2300 or email Registration@MonroeCC.edu