How to use waitlisting in eServices
The waitlist option is offered on a first-come, first-served basis for select courses when a class is full. This option is not available for every class.
Adding yourself to the waitlist
If a class is full and can be waitlisted, you will receive a Registration Add Error: Example “Closed - 0 Waitlisted.”
To add yourself to the waitlist, select “Waitlist” from the Action drop-down box and click Submit Changes.
Once you have successfully added yourself to the waitlist, the STATUS will update. Ex: “Waitlist on Mar 02, 2017”
Viewing your position on the waitlist
To view your position on the waitlist, go to STUDENT DETAIL SCHEDULE, find the waitlisted class and look for WAITLIST POSITION. The number shows your position on the waitlist.
Receiving the notification
If an opening in your waitlisted course becomes available, an email will be sent to your VCU 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.
To register for the class once a seat becomes available:
- Select the Student tab in eServices.
- Select Add or Drop Classes.
- Locate the waitlisted section and choose Register from the Action drop-down box.
If a course that offers waitlisting displays seats remaining on the Schedule of Classes but also has seats filled on the waitlist, please do not drop yourself from a class in which you are already enrolled in anticipation that you will be able to register for the waitlisted course. Priority is given to the first student on the waitlist. In addition, all remaining seats are reserved for those students on the waitlist.