Baylor sets an unlimited capacity to section Waitlists so that the University can accurately gauge the full demand for individual courses.
While time conflicts are not allowed on a student’s schedule, the student can choose to be on a Waitlist even if the Waitlisted class has a time conflict with another class on the schedule. When the student is notified of an opening, the student will have to decide which class to take. If the Waitlisted class is preferred, the student must drop the currently enrolled class before adding the Waitlisted class.
A student may not Waitlist for multiple sections of a course or Waitlist for a section when they are already registered for another section of the same course.
No student groups will be excluded from a Waitlist.
Waitlist information is available on the Schedule of Classes in the Students Waitlist column. It is also available in the Look-Up Classes pages in BearWeb. Waitlisted sections have a red WL to the left of the CRN and the WL Actual field displays the number of students currently on the Waitlist.
Students will be able to view their position on a Waitlist in BearWeb by viewing their Student Detail Schedule.
No. The student will receive an email notification once a seat comes open and will have the option to register into the class. If the student does not complete the registration process within 24 hours, they will be removed from the Waitlist and the next student on the list will be notified via email.
The Waitlist will become available via BearWeb once the class is closed.
No. Waitlisting does not guarantee a seat in the class. Students should check their Waitlist position regularly. If they are not moving up on the Waitlist, they may want to consider alternate classes to register for.
The student will automatically receive an email notifying them the class has a seat available. The student will then have 24 hours from the time the seat opened to register into that class. If the student does not register into the class by the deadline, they will be removed from the Waitlist and the next student in line will be notified of the available seat. This is the only notification the student will receive.
Waitlist notifications will be sent to the student’s Baylor email address. It is the student’s responsibility to check their email.
If a student drops a class which has an active Waitlist, they cannot re-enroll into the class. They must add themselves on the Waitlist or enroll in a different section that does not have a Waitlist.
No. There is no maximum for the number of Waitlisted hours for a student.
No. After the 24 hours has ended, they are dropped off the Waitlist. The student can get back on the Waitlist if the student wishes to do so.
No. Waitlisted classes do not count into the student credit hours.
Yes, all registration restrictions (pre-requisites, minimum test score, departmental approval, etc.) apply to Waitlist.
The student will be dropped from the waitlist, but can add himself or herself back on the end of the waitlist.
If a student is scholastically dropped, all classes including any classes on the waitlist will be dropped.
Yes. Once the Waitlist is active for a given term it will remain open (even during holidays) until the last day to add a class for that semester through BearWeb. Students who are on a Waitlist should check their Baylor email account throughout the holidays in case a notification is sent that a seat has opened. Once a notification has been sent, students have twenty-four hours to act on a notification.
When students experience this, they should log-out of BearWeb, close their browser, and then log back into BearWeb. The Waitlist option will be available upon logging back into BearWeb.
Do NOT drop yourself from the Waitlist. This will automatically initiate an email to the next student on the Waitlist.
- Make sure the section you are trying to add does not have other required components (i.e. BIO 2106 requires both lecture (01) and lab (A) AND BIO 2306 (01))
- Look through the Student Instructions document on our website (Waitlist instructions begin on page 6).
- If your problem persists, take a screen shot and contact our office as soon as possible.
Waitlisted sections do not count toward a student's enrolled hours. Financial aid eligibility and full-time status are determined by a student's enrolled credit hours. Academic scholarships or other awards may not be applied to a student's bill if the student is not enrolled in sufficient credit hours.
Students should try to create a full schedule with other available classes (See FAQ#2 regarding Waitlisting for Time Conflicts). If a student is uncertain of other courses that will allow progress toward graduation, the student should speak to his or her advisor. In the event that a Waitlisted section does not open up, a full schedule that enables progress toward graduation is better than "the perfect schedule" that is unavailable.
The waitlist is automatically purged at 11:59 pm on the last day to add classes. After this point, students are no longer able to add themselves to classes and therefore the waitlists are cleared. The system automatically drops all students from their respective waitlists. If the course was required for graduation or progression, the student should reach out to their advisor immediately.