All wait listing is done through online registration.
Students will wait list for the course during their assigned registration time or
after. To wait list you must select from the drop down box associated with the closed
course the option to wait list. When a seat becomes available in the course, the student
at the top of the wait list will be notified by email to their IWU email address.
Please be advised you will have 24 hours from the start time listed in the email notification
or midnight of the last day to add, whichever comes first, to accept and change your
Once the student receives the wait list notification, they must login to their registration,
click add/drop classes, click on the action drop down box associated with the wait
listed course, select web registered or drop the course. This will then automatically
change the status from wait listed to registered or dropped, whichever was chosen.
Some things to keep in mind when wait listing:
- Once the notification has expired the system automatically moves to the next person
on the wait list. If no action is taken during the allowed time, the student will
have to wait list for the course again to attempt to get a spot in the course. If
the student makes an error when trying to change from wait listed to registered and
instead drops the course, they only have until the expiration time to get in touch
with the Registrar’s Office to correct the issue. Therefore, when receiving notifications
which require action when the Registrar’s Office is not open, please be mindful of
the action being taken as there will not be a staff member available to correct an
- Students must meet all academic requirements, such as prerequisites and restrictions
on a course, in order to wait list for a course.
- Wait lists will only be maintained to the end of the add period for a given term.
- As a courtesy to other students, it is expected that students will drop themselves
from the wait lists of any courses they no longer plan to take.
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