Waitlists

  • A waitlist is a way to indicate your interest in a course without actually registering for the course. Therefore, a course in which you are waitlisted will not have an effect on your enrollment status.

    It is important to note that securing a position on a waitlist does not mean that you are registered in the course, nor does it guarantee that a seat will eventually become available. The waitlisting process is intended as an administrative tool to measure course demand.

    You will add yourself to a waitlist by signing into MyIUP. Please read these instructions carefully.

    A course section available for waitlisting is closed, and will not appear when you search for open sections. Thus, you need to know the CRN of the course section in which waitlisting is being offered. When viewing the University-Wide Class Schedule on MyIUP, a course section status of “WAITLIST” (instead of “OPEN” or “CLOSED”) indicates waitlisting is offered in that section.

    Getting on the Waitlist

    To enter the CRN of the section available for waitlisting, Sign into MyIUP using your IUP network account and password and follow these links in order:

    1. Go to the MyIUP Academics page.

    2. In the Course Registration and Textbooks section, click Registration Toolbox, Register for Classes.
    3. Select the appropriate term.

    4. Enter your alternate PIN.

    You will then enter the Registration area, as shown in this screen shot. On the Find Classes Tab, insert the class search criteria, then Search.

    Waitlist Find Class

    A waitlisted class will provide this error message in the status column shown in the below screen shot. Click Add.

    Waitlist Search Result

    The waitlisted class will now appear in the Summary Panel in the bottom right of the screen as shown in the screen shot below. In the Action drop down menu, select the Waitlist option, then click Submit.

    Waitlist Submit_2

    Please note, limits are set on how many students can get on a waitlist, so it is possible the waitlist for that course section has reached its limit. If this is the case, the option to get on the waitlist will not be available.

    Once you have successfully added yourself to the waitlist, it will appear here under your current schedule. However, waitlisted courses will not appear on any of your printable schedule options: Student Schedule by Day and Time, Student Detail Schedule, or Concise Student Schedule. This is because you are not actually registered for the course; you are merely waitlisted for it.

    Being on the Waitlist

    If you choose, you may remove yourself from the waitlist at any time by selecting Remove (from within the options available within the pull-down menu, as previously described), then clicking on Submit.

    Even if you are on a waitlist, you are encouraged to look for seats in any other section of the course that become open.

    Moving from Waitlist Status to Registered

    You will not have the option to move from waitlisted status to registered for the course unless you receive notification that a seat has become available. Notification will be in the form of an e-mail sent to your IUP e-mail account.

    Thus, it is extremely important that you regularly check your IUP e-mail account on a daily basis if you are waitlisted for any courses. Regularly checking your e-mail will ensure you receive notification in a timely manner and are able to take action before your window of opportunity expires.

    Upon receiving this notification, you will have a window of time to register yourself for the course section. You will not have the option to register for the course after your notification expires.