What is the advantage of enrolling to a waitlist?
A waitlist is an electronic process that auto-enrolls students in closed courses as seats become available. This enables students to get into the classes they want without having to continuously check Campus Connect for possible openings. Waitlists operate on a first-come, first-served basis, so this process ensures that students who enroll sooner have a better chance of getting into a closed course.
Do all classes have a waitlist?
Not all classes or departments offer waitlists. If a waitlist is available, an orange triangle icon will appear next to the section in the Class Schedule. For courses with no waitlist available, you will need to check Campus Connect regularly for possible openings or contact your academic advisor.
What is the Swap function and how does it work?
The Swap function allows you to swap a class you are currently enrolled in for a different one. If you are currently enrolled in a different section of the same course or in a class that has a time conflict with the waitlisted course, using the Swap feature will automatically replace the enrolled course with the desired waitlisted one when a seat becomes available.
How do I use the Swap function?
You can use the Swap function after you are successfully enrolled in your second choice class. To set up this feature follow this path:
Campus Connect > Student Center > Academics > Course Cart > Enroll > Swap
Once you have reached the Swap page, select the Term you are enrolling in and continue to the next page. Select the class from your current class schedule you wish to swap, and continue to the next drop-down box to choose the desired class you want to get in to.
I was in position number 1 on a waitlist; why wasn't I enrolled when a seat opened?
The requirements to be moved from waitlisted to enrolled are the same as regular registration:
- You will not be enrolled from the waitlist if you are already enrolled in another section of the same class (see Swap).
- You will not be enrolled in a class if it conflicts in meeting times with another class in which you are enrolled (see Swap).
- You will not be enrolled in more quarter hours than permitted in that term.
- You will not be enrolled if you have not met the prerequisites for that class.
- You will not be enrolled if you have a registration hold, e.g., Financial Hold, Library Fines, etc.
Will anything prevent me from getting on a waitlist?
The requirements to be added to a waitlist are the same as regular registration:
- You must have an enrollment time
- You must have met all the prerequisites for the class
- A waitlist must be available for that class
- You will not be able to waitlist if you have any registration holds
Can I waitlist in more than one section of the same class?
Yes, you can waitlist for multiple sections of the same class. Once you have been enrolled in one section of a class, however, you will be removed from the waitlists for all other sections of that class. If you are already enrolled in one section of a class, you may waitlist for additional sections, but you will not be enrolled from the waitlist until you drop the section that you are enrolled in. For more information on how to successfully enroll in a waitlist for more than one section of a course, see information on the Swap function.
Where can I find my waitlist position number?
In your class schedule, there is a checkbox to show waitlisted classes — if you check this box, you will see all classes that you are waitlisted for as well as your position number.
If I have Financial Aid, how will adding a class to my schedule from the waitlist impact my award?
Because most financial aid is disbursed 10 days before the term begins, it is important to consider the timing of your added waitlist course and the timing of your financial aid disbursement, as well as any additional tuition charges associated with your added course. If the added course will result in additional tuition charges and your aid has been entirely disbursed at the time you add the additional course, it is possible that you will be responsible for the additional tuition charges. We recommend that you contact a financial aid counselor or visit DePaul Central if you are concerned about the effect that your added course will have on your financial aid.