Wait Lists & Permission Numbers FAQs

The Sociology Department uses the wait list function in Peoplesoft (Studentadmin). If you are unable to enroll in a SOCI class because the class is full or the open seats are reserved for others, as long as you have met the prerequisites, you can put yourself on the wait list for the class.

Once everyone has had opportunity to register, we will begin to issue permission numbers (P#) to others on the wait list. We will also continue to issue permission numbers to those on the wait lists as students drop their seats in the class until the semester begins and through the add/drop period during the first 2 weeks of the semester.

The permission number system for the SOCI Department is centralized and we will strictly go based on the waitlist to ensure all students have the same opportunity. Therefore, it is best to put yourself on the wait list and you will be emailed if we can issue you a permission number.

If a SOCI class does not have a wait list in Studentadmin, then it is first come first served as seats open up, or the instructor of the class manages permission numbers for that class.


How do I add myself to the wait list?

If the course is in your shopping cart:

– Click on the blue link for the class number.
– You will see a check box for “wait list if full”. Check the box, even if the class has open seats.
– Click the green button on the bottom till you get back to your shopping cart.
– Then enroll in the class by selecting the square radio button to the left of the class and click the green “ENROLL” button.
– Click the green button on the bottom to enroll and continue to click the green buttons to confirm until you see a green check mark confirmation that you have been added to the wait list for that class.

If the course is NOT in your shopping cart:

– Search for the class
– As you try to add the class to your shopping cart, one screen will have a check box that says “Wait list if full”. Check the box, even if the class is not full.
– Click the green buttons on the bottom until it has successfully been added to your shopping cart.
– Then try to enroll in the class by selecting the square radio button to the left of the class and click the green “ENROLL” button.
– Click the green button on the bottom to enroll and continue to do so to confirm until you see a green check mark confirmation that you have been added to the wait list for that class.

How to Waitlist


Should I contact the instructor of the class for a permission number?

If the class has a waitlist in Studentadmin, you should not contact the instructor. You should waitlist for the class which will ensure you have met the course pre-reqs and give everyone the same opportunity. After everyone has had the opportunity to enroll, any remaining open seats, and seats that open as others drop, will be issued to those on the waitlist only.

If the class does NOT have a waistlist in Studentadmin, either the class is first come first served as seats open up, or the instructor is managing the waitlist themselves. You may contact the instructor for these classes only.

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How can I know what number I am on the wait list?

There is no easy way to identify where you stand on the wait list as it is based on the seats available at a given time and who is on the list at the time. We must first accommodate majors, then others on the list based on priority. We will also consider class standing (if someone needs it to graduate that semester) and other factors. Otherwise, we will go in order of date when students placed themselves on the list.

This is the order of priority:

SOCI Majors
SOCI Minors
CLAS Students
Others

We also give priority based on class standing within these groups.


Can I see my position on the Wait List?

When you register for the wait list, you are notified of your position on it. However, that might not be the order in which P#’s are issued. Often the course administrator may issue P#’s based on priority of those currently on the waitlist at a given time.


When will I hear if I can receive a permission number?

After everyone has had opportunity to register, we will begin to issue permission numbers to others on the wait list by email with a P#. We will also continue to issue P#’s as students drop their seats in the class until the semester begins and through the add/drop period during the first 2 weeks of the semester. Therefore, you may be emailed a permission number anytime between registration through the first two weeks of classes. If you no longer want a permission number, please delete your wait list entry so we can issue the number to the next person in line.

Please note: emailing does NOT give you higher priority on the wait list. If you email, you will be asked to wait list for the class in Studentadmin.

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What is the first day I can Wait List?

Once your Pick Time (registration date/time) occurs.


What is the last day I can Wait List?

The last day of add/drop (the 10th day of classes.)


Why am I not able to wait list for a class?

If you are not offered the wait list option for a SOCI class, you most likely have not met the pre-requisites. Check the pre-reqs for the class in the course descriptions. Some other reasons may be:

–  Pick Time (enrollment appointment date/time) has not yet been reached
–  Requisites for the class are not met (Message is returned to student that requisites are not met, does not tell them specifically what type of requisite is not met). This could either be a pre-requisite in the course description or the reserved seat capacity requirements. Look at both to determine what you are not meeting.
–  Maximum units to wait list reached (10 credits at any time)
–  Instructor or Department Consent required to enroll in the class. This is listed in the course info area.
–  The academic department has chosen not to offer wait list seats for the class.
–  You have a hold that prevents adding a class
–  The last day to wait list has passed
–  You are already on the wait list for the class
–  Class is not yet closed
–  Wait list is at its capacity


What do you mean by requisites for the class?

This could either be pre-requisites listed in the course description:

–  Class Standing needs to be met, based on number of credits that you will have completed on your UConn transcript at the time the class begins.
–  Courses that need to be completed on your UConn transcript at the time the course begins.

Or  it could be the remaining open seats are reserved for a certain population of students that you do not meet, such as:

–  honors status
–  class standing (ie: freshmen and sophomores only) – based on number of credits
–  SOCI majors only


If an enrolled student drops a class and a seat opens up, do Wait Listed students get in first?

The class will remain closed and only those students issued permission numbers will be allowed to enroll. Permission numbers will only be issued to those on the wait list which ensures you have met pre-reqs and have proper priority among those waiting.

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Can I be on the Wait List for more than one section of the same class?

Yes. Under certain circumstances you can waitlist for more than one section of the same class:

–  Class has a single component only, such as lecture.
–  Wait listed for another section of a multiple component class (such as lecture and discussion or lecture and lab) that does not auto enroll into the same lecture.


How will I move from the Wait List to be enrolled in the class?

Students are emailed a class P# to use to enroll themselves in the class via the student administration system. Permission numbers will have expiration dates that could be as long as 24 hours to a few weeks. Be sure to enroll before the deadline, otherwise the seat will be given to someone else.


Do I need a Permission Number to add myself to the Wait List?

No, class permission numbers are used only for official registration.


Can I Wait List for a class that conflicts in meeting time with an enrolled class?

Yes, you are allowed to wait list for classes that may conflict with enrolled classes. You would have to resolve the time issue when allowed to enroll in the class. Permission numbers do not override time conflicts.


Is there a limit to the number of classes that can be Wait Listed?

The limit is set by using credits/units rather than classes. You can waitlist for up to 10 credits/units at any given time.

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Are the Wait Listed credits counted into my total credits for the term?

Enrolled units and wait listed units are counted separately. Waitlisted courses are not counted towards full-time status or calculated in bills.


How does Wait List work for classes with a reserved capacity?

If the non-reserve capacity enrollment limit has been reached, you can wait list for the class. You will receive the error message that only reserved seats remain or the class is full and that you have been added to the waitlist.


Will Wait Listed classes appear on the Study List and Enrollment Summary?

Yes, wait listed classes will appear on both.


Can I be both enrolled and Wait Listed for different sections of the same class?

Yes, you can enroll in a class and then waitlist for another section of the same class if you prefer another section that is full or reserved.

–  Only if the class has a single component such as a lecture
–  Class with multiple components that does not auto enroll into the same lecture.
–  Class with multiple components that does not share any class numbers.

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If I enroll in one section of the class, am I removed from the wait list of another section of the same class?

Yes, the system believes you are accommodated and removes you from the waitlists for any other sections of the same course. If you want to remain on the waitlist for another preferred section, you will need to re-waitlist for that class.


Do I remain on the Wait List after they have enrolled in the class?

No, the student’s name is removed from the wait list for that class and any other section of the same course. If a student is enrolled in a class but prefers another section, they may re-waitlist for the other section after enrolling in the current section.


When are Wait Listed classes removed from the Study List and Enrollment Summary?

Wait list class rosters will be deleted at the end of add/drop or the second week of classes. This allows time after the “last day to waitlist” for departments and faculty to issue permission numbers during add/drop.


Once wait listed classes have been removed from the Study List and Enrollment Summary, can a department still track who was on the Wait List?

Once it is removed from the Study List and Enrollment Summary, it is removed from all areas in the production database.

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How do departments and instructors know who is on the Wait List?

Class wait lists are available through class rosters in Student Administration.


Can I see who else is on the Wait List for a class?

No, you can only confirm that you are on the wait list for a class.


Can I drop myself from a Wait List?

Yes and you SHOULD when you decide you no longer want a permission number for that class, so the number can be issued to the next person in line.


If a class has multiple components (i.e. lecture/lab) and multiple sections, do all sections of the class need to be closed before I can add myself to the wait list?

No. Once the enrollment component of the class is closed, students can add themselves to the wait list. If a class offers 3 different discussion sections that all auto-enroll into the same lecture, once the discussion section is closed, students can add themselves to the wait list. The lecture and other discussion sections do NOT have to also be closed.

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