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Waitlists are available on most course sections. Placing yourself on a waitlist allows you to reserve a place in line for the next available seat in the section. When a seat opens (due to another student dropping the course), the first student on the waitlist will be eligible to register in the section.

Some important things to know about the automated waitlist process:

  • If you are on a hold that prevents you from registering on the web, you will not be allowed to waitlist.
  • Placing yourself on a waitlist does NOT guarantee that you will eventually be able to enroll in the section.
  • Open seats are offered based on your position on the waitlist. The first person who signs up for the waitlist is the first person offered an open seat.
  • Check your email often! Notification of an open seat is sent by email to your MyJCCC account only so check your MyJCCC email frequently if you are on a waitlist. This will NOT be sent to your Canvas email.
  • You have 24 hours from the time of notification to register for the section. If you do not register in that time period, you will be dropped from the waitlist and the next person on the list will be offered the open seat. There are no exceptions to the 24-hour rule.*
  • To be added to a waitlist you must meet all the pre-requisites, restrictions, and required approvals just as though you were registering for the course. If you obtain an override for an approval or restriction so that you may be added to a waitlist that override will carry over to your actual registration.
  • You can enroll in one section of a course and also waitlist in another section of the same course. However, when your name comes up on the waitlist, if you are enrolled in a different section of the course and wish to switch, you must drop the section you are enrolled in first and then enroll in the waitlisted course.
  • Be careful when dropping courses on your schedule. If the course is full and has a waitlist, you will not be able to add the course back if you make a mistake when dropping. You would have to waitlist for the course instead.
  • If you are a student that must maintain 12 credit hours due to athletic eligibility or immigration status, and need to switch a section due to a waitlist notification, be sure to change your “Waitlisted” status to “Web Registered” AND drop the other course at the same time BEFORE you submit your change.
  • If you have registered in a course and placed yourself on waitlist in another course, you must pay your tuition for the registered course by the payment deadline or you will be dropped from both courses. 

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Waitlist enrollment will be closed from 6 to 9 p.m. each semester on the payment deadline and will reopen at 9 p.m. that evening. (The last day to add your name to a waitlist is the payment deadline, see academic calendar for payment deadlines). All waitlist reservations will be deleted the following day at 9 p.m. If an email notification is received during this time, the 24-hour timeframe to enroll in the class will not apply and students may have a much shorter timeframe to enroll.