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How Waitlists Work

On Search for Sections you can see if a course is open, the number of seats available and if a waitlist has been created and how many students are currently on the list.

If a course is closed add yourself to the waitlist first, then register for an open course.

You may add yourself to more than one waitlist.

Waitlists are maintained every business day. When a space becomes available in a waitlisted course, the first student on the list will be notified by L&C email and will have 4 days to register for the course. On the 5th day the seat will be offered to the next student on the waitlist.

If you are on a waitlist make sure to check your L&C email often, even during the break. This is an automated process and emails may be sent at any time.

If you have any questions please call us at 503-768-6030 or email at

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