2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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If you are eligible to take a class but find that it is closed/full, you may request to be placed on a waitlist (if available) through UCDAccess. Placing your name on a waitlist does not guarantee that you will be enrolled in that class. However, waitlists have proven to be a very effective tool for students wishing to register in closed classes.

You cannot be enrolled in, and/or waitlisted, for classes offered at the same time. You cannot be enrolled/waitlisted for two sections of the same class (except in the case of Special Topics classes). Use the ‘drop this class if enrolled’ function in UCDAccess to maximize your enrollment choices.

Monitor your status on the waitlist; you will be enrolled in the class if space becomes available. You may attend all classes until you confirm whether or not you are officially enrolled in the class. You are responsible for the tuition if you become enrolled from the waitlist, even if you do not attend. If you do not wish to take the class, you are responsible for dropping it according to the published deadlines in the Academic Calendar.

Waitlist Positions and Enrollment

When someone drops a closed class, the student who is next in line on the waitlist is automatically enrolled. Schools and colleges reserve the right to make exceptions to manage their waitlists based on unique needs and circumstances. Please check your class schedule on UCDAccess to see if you have been enrolled in the class(es).

CU Online-Waitlisted Courses

You will have access to an online class while you are on the waitlist. While you are waiting for confirmation or denial of enrollment, you may participate in a waitlisted online class. After the first week of class, if you have not been automatically enrolled into the class, you will be dropped. If you want to be added to a closed class, you must obtain permission from the instructor. Contact CU Online for assistance in contacting the instructor.

Dropping Waitlisted Courses

If you choose not to remain on a waitlist, drop the class as soon as possible. Or if you find that you have been enrolled in a class that you no longer want, drop the class as soon as possible.