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Wait List FAQ

Question:  I see a spot available in a course I really need, but when I try to register, I only have the option to put myself on the wait list. Why can’t I get the available spot?

Answer: The wait list means that there is already a number of people who are waiting to add the course. If someone drops the course, a seat becomes available, and an invitation is sent to the person at the top of the wait list. You have two choices: Add yourself to the wait list, or register for a different course.

Question:  How do I add myself to the wait list?

Answer:

  •  Go to your BU Brain student registration worksheet and put in the CRN

  •  Click “Submit Changes”

  •  You will get an error: “Closed – Wait listed”

  •  Click on “Action” drop down menu

  •  Click on “Wait list”

  •  Click “Submit Changes”

  •  Status will then indicate: “Wait listed”

  •  You have successfully placed yourself on the wait list for that course.

  •  If someone drops the course and a seat becomes available, you will be notified via email that you have 24 hours to register for the course or you will be dropped from the wait list. Instructions will be included in that email on how to register.

  • You can drop from the wait list anytime by clicking on “drop” option from the “Action” drop down menu.

  • If you do not intend on registering for the course, please drop from the wait list immediately so that the next student can register into the course

Question:  What if the course doesn’t have a wait list? It’s closed, but I really need this class. How can I register?

Answer:  You aren’t able to register for a course that is at maximum enrollment. Watch enrollment numbers on BU Brain, and if a seat becomes available, you’ll be able to register.

Question:  Can you tell me where I am on the wait list?

Answer:  No, we cannot tell you where you are on the wait list.  If you need credits for full-time status, register for another course as a back-up in case you don’t get a seat in the wait listed course.

PLEASE NOTE:  REGISTRATION ON THE WAIT LIST DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SEAT IN THE COURSE. 

Last Updated: 7/27/16