If a class is full, wait listing allows you to add your name to an electronic wait list and potentially be added to the class, but only if space becomes available, and you meet all the course requirements.  Wait listing does not mean enrollment in a course and is not a guarantee of enrollment in a course.  The option to add your name to a wait list will begin on the first day of enrollment.  See the Academic Calendar for the deadline to add yourself to a wait list.

When you are on a wait list, it is up to you to monitor your enrollment.  If you no longer want the wait listed class you are responsible for dropping off the wait list.  When you are added to a class from the wait list and decide you no longer want the class, the normal add, drop, swap process applies.  It is recommended that you drop yourself from any wait list once you have set your final schedule.

Note:  the wait list option is not available for Marquette Core Curriculum Foundation and ESSV1 courses.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I add myself to a wait list?

You will select the course that you would like to register for as you normally do under the Enroll function in CheckMarq. You will know that the course has a wait list by the yellow triangle that will be under the Status heading.

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After selecting the course, you will see that the Wait List box on the following screen.

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 After checking the Wait List box, a drop down will appear that will allow you to select a class that is already on your schedule to drop in the event you are enrolled in the wait listed class.  

You are not required to select to drop.  However, please keep in mind time conflicts and credit maximums for the semester when you are adding yourself to a wait list.  If the wait listed class conflicts in time with a class that is already on your schedule, or the credits from the wait listed class would push you over the maximum allowable for the semester, you will not be successfully enrolled in the class from the wait list without selecting a class to drop.

wait-list-3 After adding the class to your shopping cart, click or tap Proceed to Step 2 or 3, then Finish Enrolling.  You will then see the result message that you have been added to the wait list, and it will state what your position on the list is.

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Is there an option to drop another class that is already on my schedule if I am successfully enrolled from the wait list?

When adding yourself to a wait list, you will be prompted to select a class that is already on your schedule to drop in the event you are successfully enrolled from the wait list.  You should use the Drop This Class option in the following scenarios:

  • If you are already enrolled in another section of the same course for which you wish to wait list; 
  • If you have a time conflict between an existing class section on your schedule and the class section for which you want to wait list; 
  • If you are already enrolled in the maximum number of credit hours for a term and want to still get on a wait list.

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How will I be notified if I am taken off the wait list and added to a class?

You will receive an email notification to let you know that you have been enrolled in the wait listed class.

What is the likelihood that I will be enrolled in a class from the wait list?

Although the wait list is a valuable tool because it allows you to be enrolled in a class that is full without continuously checking to see if an open seat becomes available, you should not count on being enrolled in a wait listed class.

You are encouraged to enroll in a full schedule of classes prior to adding yourself to a wait list.  Use the Drop This Class function when adding yourself to a wait list to select another existing class on your schedule to drop in the event you are enrolled from the wait list.  This way, you ensure you remain enrolled in a full schedule.

What is the deadline for adding myself to a wait list?

For classes that start at the beginning of the semester, the deadline to add yourself to a wait list is the Thursday of the first week of classes.  Refer to the Academic Calendar for deadlines associated with sessions that start after the beginning of the semester..

Where can I see that I am on the wait list for a class?

Wait listed classes will appear on your schedule along with enrolled classes.

Class schedule view:

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Calendar view:

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Where can I find my wait list position?

You can see your wait list position by viewing your class schedule for the term.

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Can I take myself off a wait list?

Yes.  You can drop a wait listed class the same way that you drop a regular class in CheckMarq.

On the Drop function, select the wait listed class (appears with a yellow triangle) from the list of classes.

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Click or tap the Drop Selected Classes button, then click or tap the Finish Dropping button on the subsequent screen.  You will then receive a message that you have been successfully dropped from the wait listed class.

Will I need a permission number to add myself to a wait list?

There may be instances where you will need to receive a permission number before you will be able to add yourself to a wait list.  These instances include, but are not limited to, not meeting the required prerequisites, or if instructor consent is required.  Students will receive a permission number from the department that is offering the class.

I can't add myself to a wait list because I will be over the credit limit.  What should I do?

You will need to submit a Credit Overload request form to your college office.

How will my billing be affected when I am on the wait list for a class?

Courses with a status of Waiting will not be billed and are not counted toward your enrollment until you become officially enrolled in the course.  If you are registered full-time without the wait listed course(s) included, you will be billed as normal as a full-time student.  If you are not a full-time status with the courses you are actually enrolled in, you will be gilled at the per credit hour rate.

How is my financial aid affected when I am on the wait list for a class?

Some undergraduate financial aid awards require full-time enrollment and will not appear on the student account or bill until you are enrolled full-time.