Waitlisting Frequently Asked Questions

Information on how to use waitlisting, how waitlisting will effect payment, and other frequently asked questions about waitlisting.

Can any student use waitlisting?
Yes, however a student on academic probation can only register or sign up for waitlisting in-person and with an academic advisor’s signature.

Who should use the waitlisting function?
Any student who has a need or desire to be in a specific section of a course, but the section(s) meeting that need are currently closed.

How do I put myself on the waitlist?
To put yourself on a waitlist, use Web Advisor or come in-person to the registration counter. If you would like to be added to a waiting list at the registration counter, just fill out the registration form with the information of the closed course section. The registration staff will add you to the waiting list.

How do I remove myself from a waiting list?
You can remove yourself via Web Advisor or at the registration counter (bldg 10, 2nd floor).

Can I put myself on a waitlist for any course?
The majority of all courses have the option of placing yourself on a waitlist. Courses that have co-requisites do not have a waitlist option.

What happens after waitlisting is turned off?
You will be notified that waitlisting is over for the term and that you will not be registered for the section through the waitlisting process even if the section becomes available at a later date.

How will this process affect me if I am waiting to see if course sections become available after the first payment deadline date?
Currently, we have a large number of students who wait until after the first payment deadline date to see if non-paying students are de-registered from their courses, thereby opening up space in the course sections. Using this, if students are removed from course sections for non-payment, their spots will be filled by those people on the waitlist. Regardless of when classes start for a quarter, the last day a students can sign up for waitlisting is the Monday of late registrations at 5:00 PM, when the waitlisting function is turned off. The last day students can be registered for waitlisting is the Tuesday morning of late registration. If any students are solely registered for a particular quarter by waitlisting, then all late fees are waived. All tuition follows the same payment schedule, regardless of automatic registration from a waitlist.

I forgot that I added my name to a waitlist and I was automatically registered for the course section. What can I do?
By placing your name on the waiting list, you are agreeing that you are financially obligated to pay for that course. If it is before the deadline to drop with a refund, you can go through the procedure to drop the course and receive a refund. If it is beyond that date, you may still withdraw from the course and receive a "W," but you are financially responsible for the course.

I want to take a specific section of a course. My first choice is closed. Can I register for an open section and still add my name to the waitlist for the section I really want?
No, do not do this. The computer system only allows you to be registered for one section of the same course. If a student who is waitlisted in one section of a course subsequently registers in another section of the same course, the computer will automatically remove the student from the waitlist.

How will I know if I am registered for a waitlisted course section?
All students will be notified via their my.sinclair email address. If you have added yourself to a waitlist, we suggest that you check your my.Sinclair address daily for notification.

Can I see how many people are on a waitlist?
Yes. Using Web Advisor you can see how many students are already on the waiting list before you place your name on the list. You can also monitor your progress up the list via Web Advisor. The Registration staff can also provide you with this information at the Registration counter.

I do not intend to use waitlisting. Will this impact me anyway?
The only way waitlisting could affect you is if you fail to pay your bill or secure your financial aid. Using this waitlisting process, if students are removed from course sections for non-payment after the first payment deadline date, their spots will automatically be filled by those people on the waiting list. This effectively means that de-registered students will not have the opportunity to re-register for their previous sections.

What is the last day to sign up for a waiting list?
Regardless of when classes start for a term, the last day a students can sign up for waitlisting is the Tuesday of late registrations at 5:00 PM, when the waitlisting function is turned off. The last day students can be registered by waitlisting is the Wednesday morning of late registration. If any students are solely registered for a particular term by waitlisting, then all late fees are waived. *Please notes the dates vary for B term sections.

What is the last day I can be registered by waitlisting?
Regardless of when classes start for a term, the last day a students can sign up for waitlisting is the Tuesday of late registrations at 5:00 PM, when the waitlisting function is turned off. The last day students can be registered by waitlisting is the Wednesday morning of late registration. If any students are solely registered for a particular term by waitlisting, then all late fees are waived. *Please notes the dates vary for B term sections.