Waitlists & Permission Numbers

Useful information regarding SOCI waitlists & permission numbers:

  • Required courses for the Sociology major, and some high demand Sociology courses use the waitlist feature in Student Admin. All other SOCI courses are available on a first come first served basis.
  • For courses that use the waitlist feature:
    • As a first step, please be sure to add your name to the waitlist in Student Admin. Then if you have questions, you may contact the person who handles the waitlist:
      • Kathy Covey handles the waitlists for SOCI 3201, 3211Q, and 3251/W.
      • Waitlists for other SOCI courses are handled by their instructors.
    • Waitlist priority is not the same as position on the waitlist. Priority for required courses is based on major, minor, and class standing. For example, a senior Sociology major would be given the highest priority.  Priority for other high demand courses is determined by the individual instructor, who may consider major, minor, class standing, ACES students, interdisciplinary major demands, etc.
    • You will receive an email if we can issue you a permission number.
  • Again, if a SOCI class does not use the waitlist feature, then it is first come first served. If you are trying to enroll in a class that is full and does not use waitlists, we encourage you to check often for seats to open up.


Instructions on how to add yourself to a waitlist:

If the course is already in your shopping cart:

  1. Follow these instructions to change preferences to Waitlist if Full (see Step 5).
  2. Then attempt to enroll in the course to be added to the waitlist

If the course is NOT in your shopping cart:

  1. Click on the “Manage Classes” tile on your homepage
  2. Click on “Class Search and Enroll” in the left side panel
  3. Type in the Course Number in the search field
  4. Click anywhere in the box of the course section you want
  5. Click the yellow “Next” button in upper right corner
  6. Change the tab for “Add to Waitlist if Class is Full” to YES
  7. Click the green “Accept” button
  8. Decide if you want to enroll or add to shopping cart
  9. Click “Next”
  10. Click “Submit”
  11. You must attempt to enroll in the course to add to the waitlist. The shopping cart is not the waitlist.


Contact the Registrar’s Office or Kathryn Upson for further help.