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Waitlist FAQ

What is a waitlist?

A waitlist is an electronic list of students who would like to enroll in a closed class.  Waitlisting does NOT guarantee enrollment into any class and not all classes have waitlists. Waitlisted students must meet all registration requirements, including time conflicts and prerequisite requirements.

How do I place myself onto a waitlist?

Log on to myGateway, go to “Registration Tools” and click “Add/Drop Classes”. Enter the CRN of the class. You will be advised if the class is closed, and be given the option of adding to the wait list if wait list seats are available. To place yourself on the waitlist, use the drop down menu and select “Waitlist”, then click “Confirm Your Choices”.

Can I add to more than one waitlist?

Yes, you can add to more than one waitlist for different subjects but you CANNOT add to more than one waitlist for the same course.

How can I monitor my waitlist position?

Log on to myGateway, go to “Registration Tools” and click “Check Waitlist Status.” If a seat is available for you to attempt to add, you will see a date and time in the “Notification Expires” field.

How will I know if a seat in the class becomes available while I am on the waitlist?

If a seat becomes available, you will be notified via a Personal Announcement on myGateway.  We strongly recommend that you check your Personal Announcements daily!  As a secondary means of notification, we will also send a waitlist notification to your preferred email address on file. The college is NOT responsible for undelivered email, or incomplete email received by Yahoo email users. (see following notice)

Attention Yahoo Email Users
If your email address on file is from Yahoo, you may not receive message text in the body of the email. We have contacted Yahoo, but they have yet to resolve the issue.
We suggest two alternatives:

  1. Switch to another email provider for college communication.
  2. Frequently monitor the Personal Announcements window in myGateway for messages from the college, including registration, and waitlisting.

How do I add the class once I am notified via Personal Announcement or Waitlist email notification?

Log on to myGateway, go to “Registration Tools” and click “Add or Drop Classes”. Go to the specific waitlisted class in your list of classes and use the drop down box to register for the course. Don’t forget to click “Confirm Your Choices and “Complete Registration”.

How long do I have to add the class when a seat becomes available?

Once a seat becomes available you have 48 hours to add the class OR until midnight prior to the start day of class, whichever comes first. 

What if I miss the 48 hour deadline to add the class after a seat opens?

Your name is automatically removed from the waitlist and the next waitlisted student is notified.

What if I am on a waitlist and no seat becomes available before the first class meeting?

You must attend the first class meeting. Your name will appear on the instructor’s roster as waitlisted.  If there are seats available, the instructor will provide you with an Add Authorization code. Waitlisting does NOT guarantee enrollment into any class.

What if I am on a waitlist and the instructor provides me with an Add Code at the first class meeting?

IMPORTANT - You cannot add a course with an Add Code until AFTER the first class meeting.

Log on to myGateway, go to “Reg Tools” and click “Add or Drop Classes”. Go to the specific waitlisted class in your list of classes and use the drop down box to drop from the waitlist. Enter the CRN, and follow the prompts to enter the 4 digit Add Code. Don’t forget to click “Confirm Your Choices and “Complete Registration.”

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