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How to Handle Wait Listed Classes In SIS

Watch the Wait list video (0:14-1:06).

TIP: To find out your position on the wait list, view it on My Class Schedule as shown:

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Things to Know about Wait Lists:

  • A wait list process runs 4 times a day in SIS. Each time the process runs, SIS automatically enrolls students in spaces that have become available in a “first-on, first-off” basis.
  • You have to be the first eligible student, not necessarily the first person on the wait list, to be enrolled.
  • TIP: If you were on the wait list and have received “ad hoc” instructor consent to add the class, first use drop to drop yourself from the wait list, and then re-enroll.

What to Do If You Prefer a Wait Listed Course:

  • Waitlisted lecture? If you prefer a waitlisted lecture over your current one:
    Do not use Swap to change classes. Instead, add yourself to the wait list and select a “drop if enroll” class. This approach will only drop your enrolled class once the waitlisted class becomes available.
  • Waitlisted discussion or lab? If you prefer a waitlisted discussion or lab over your current one:
    If you want to remain in the same lecture, there is no way to make this change without being added to the end of the wait lists for both components. Drop or swap the lecture and associated discussion or lab and submit a new request with the “wait list if class is full” box checked. You will be added to the end of the wait list for both components.

Having Problems with a Wait Listed Class?

  • Do you have any holds? You cannot be enrolled off the wait list until you resolve it. Learn how to view your holds.
  • Are you trying to get into a waitlisted lecture with an associated discussion or lab? Since there are 2 wait lists, you will need to be eligible for both the lecture and its associated discussion or lab wait lists before you will be enrolled.
  • Are you being passed over on the wait list slot comes open? Avoid being bypassed due to time conflicts or exceeding credit limits by using Edit to designate a class to drop if you become eligible to be added. (By selecting a “drop if enroll” class, you can prevent a time conflict or too many credits).

How to View...

Your Enrollment Appointment, Holds, To Do’s & Credit Limits in SIS

  1. Log into SIS to get to your Student Center.
  2. Look at the far right column as shown to see:
    • your holds
    • your to do’s
    • your enrollment appointment—when you can enroll in classes (click on Enrollment Dates to see the date & time)
    • how many credits your school will allow you to enroll in, or get on the wait list for (displayed at the bottom of the Enrollment Dates page)
enrollment

How to View...

Your Academic Requirements & What-If Reports

(Not available in SIS Mobile)

  1. Log into SIS to get to your Student Center.
  2. In the "Academics" section, click on "My Academics" to see links for:

How to Add a Class in SIS

View the Adding a Class video (0:38-2:54)

Step 1 of 3: Add Classes to Your Shopping Cart

Anytime within the 2 weeks before your enrollment date, add your desired classes to your Shopping Cart. As shown below, you can search by:

  • Class Number
    Search by 5 digit class number.
  • Class Search
    Search the entire schedule of classes.
  • My Requirements
    Search by classes required for your major (identified in your academic requirement report).
  • My Planner
    Search for classes in your planner.

TIP: Identify time conflicts or unmet prerequisites by clicking “validate” as shown.

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Step 2 of 3: Enroll in Your Courses

On or after your enrollment appointment, select classes from your Shopping Cart and click “enroll.”


Step 3 of 3: Complete Your Course Enrollment

Review your Enrollment Preferences options and make your selections:

  1. Check the “Wait list if class is full” box as shown.
  2. Does the class have a wait list?
    • If so, to avoid being bypassed on the waitlist due to time conflicts or exceeding credit limits, select a class from the pulldown menu as shown to designate a “drop if enroll” class. This indicates which class you want to drop if you become eligible for the waitlisted class.
    • If you don’t designate a “drop if enroll” class now, you can do it later using using Edit.
  3. Proceed to the final screen to confirm your classes and click “Finish Enrolling” to review the results.
enrollment preferences

Having Problems Adding a Class?

  • Do you have a hold? You cannot proceed until you resolve it. Learn how to view your holds.
  • Is it too early? Wait until the correct time on your enrollment date to complete Steps 2-3 above. (Step 1 should be done earlier.) Learn how to view your enrollment appointment.
  • Are you trying to enroll in too many credits? View your school’s maximum credit limits which may vary during the enrollment period.
  • Does the class require you provide justification to add? Learn about classes requiring instructor consent.
  • Is there a wait list? Learn about wait lists.
  • Will adding the class cause a time conflict? Use Swap to simultaneously drop one class and add another.
  • Do you meet the class requirements? Carefully review the class description in SIS.
  • Are your classes in My Planner instead of your Shopping Cart? You are not automatically enrolled in classes from My Planner. My Planner is an optional tool for laying out classes that you may want to take in the future. To enroll you must add classes to your Shopping Cart.

Dropping a Class in SIS

Watch the Dropping a class video (03:12-03:36).

Things to Know about Drop:

  • If a class has a lecture and an associated discussion or lab, Drop will drop both components.

Having Problems Dropping a Class?

  • Do you have a hold? You cannot drop until you resolve it. Learn how to view your holds.
  • When is the latest you can drop a class? Check with the University Registrar to ensure you are within the current add/drop/withdrawal dates.
  • Will dropping the class cause you to go below the minimum credits required by your school? If you can’t drop, another option is to use Swap to drop and add another open class simultaneously, or use Edit to change an associated discussion or lab.

Swapping a Class in SIS

Watch the Swapping a class video (04:34-05:29).

Things to Know about Swap:

  • Use Swap to simultaneously drop one class and add another. (Make sure the desired class is open first.)

TIP: If the class you want has a wait list, DO NOT use Swap. Instead:

  1. Add yourself to the wait list of the desired class.
  2. Select “drop if enroll” for the current class.

TIP: If you want to change your associated discussion or lab, DO NOT use Swap; use Edit instead.

Having Problems Using Swap?

  • Do you have a hold? You cannot swap classes until you resolve it. Learn how to view your holds.
  • Is there a time conflict with one of your other enrolled classes? If so, Swap will not work. View your class schedule to identify any scheduling conflicts.
  • Are you trying to take too many credits? If adding this class will cause you to exceed your allowed credit limit, Swap will fail. View your school’s maximum credit limits.

Editing a Class in SIS

Watch the Editing a class video (03:31-04:34).

Things to Know about Edit:

  • Use Edit to change your discussion or lab section (it must be open to do this).
  • Use Edit to change the grading basis or credits for a class you’re already in (not available for all classes).
  • Use Edit to change or add a “drop if enroll” class, as shown.

TIP: Be sure to select one of your enrolled classes from the “Drop this Class if Enrolled in Wait Listed Class” pulldown menu to prevent being bypassed on the wait list due to time conflicts or exceeding credit limits.

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Having Problems Using Edit?

  • Do you have a hold? You cannot edit your classes until you resolve it. Learn how to view your holds.
  • Don’t see the discussion or lab that you want? Edit only shows open and available discussions and labs. If you want to change to a waitlisted discussion or lab see how to handle waitlisted classes.

About Classes Requiring Instructor Consent to Add

Watch the Instructor consent video (2:08-3:15)

Things to Know about Instructor Consent:

  • If you have to type a justification when attempting to enroll in a class, it has a “permission list.”
  • The class will be listed in your Shopping Cart as pending, with a clock icon.
  • If the instructor grants consent:
    • You will receive an email notifying you.
    • The clock icon will become a green icon as shown.
    • You enroll following the normal process, before the expiration date (listed next to the icon, as shown) which varies from 10 days to 24 hours, depending on the time of year.
expiration date

Having Problems Adding a Class with Instructor Consent?

  • Do you have any holds? You cannot proceed until you resolve it. Learn how to view your holds.
  • Did you miss the expiration date? If so, you must delete the class from your Shopping Cart, and re-request consent.

Tips on Checking Grades

Grades submitted by your instructors during the day are updated overnight by UREG and will appear in SIS the following day.

SIS Help Videos

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  Page Updated: Thursday 2016-02-18 16:48:59 EST