·         What is a waitlist?

If a section is full, students who are interested in the section should a seat become available are given the option to add their names to a list.  If a seat becomes available in that section, the next student on the waitlist will be notified about registering for the open seat.

·         Will waitlists be used on all courses?

Elon will use registration system waitlists for most undergraduate courses, with the following exception:

Registration system waitlists will not be used on individualized instruction such as music lessons, independent study, or research.

·         What happens when a seat in a waitlisted section becomes available?

The registration system will automatically send a notice to the first person on the waitlist.  That person has one day to decide whether or not to register.  For example, if the student receives the notice at 11:00 a.m. today, they will have until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow to make a decision.  One of three things will happen:

o   the student will register for the class;

o   the student will choose to not register for the class;

o   the student does nothing.  If they do nothing, they lose their place in the waitlist and the system will move on to the next student on the list.

·         If I’m on a waitlist for a course, does that mean I will get a seat in it?

No, putting yourself on a waitlist does not guarantee that you will get a seat.  If a section you want is waitlisted, plan to take something else.  If a seat does open, you can change your schedule at that time.

·         What happens if my notice to register arrives on the weekend or on a holiday?

The window to register runs 24/7.  If you don’t register during your window of opportunity, you will lose your place on the waitlist.  If you’re on a waitlist, you need to check your e-mail for waitlist messages.

·         I got the notice that a seat is available.  How do I register for the section?

Go to the Plan and Schedule page OnTrack and then to the term involved. Select the section and then register for it.

·         Will I know how many students are on the waitlist? 

Yes – you will see the total number of students on the waitlist in the registration screen.

·         Can I add myself to the waitlists of multiple sections of the same course?


·         I am on the waitlist for multiple sections of the same course. What happens to my place on the waitlists of the other sections if I register for an available seat?

You will be dropped from the other waitlists if you register for an available seat.

·         Can I add myself back to a waitlist if I am already enrolled in that particular course?

Yes, once you register in a section, you can add yourself to the waitlist for another section of the same course.