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Office of the University Registrar

Waitlist Process

When a section of a course has reached full enrollment capacity, students may add themselves to the waitlist in Eagle Service. As space becomes available, students have the opportunity to enroll in that course through the automated process.

Please note that students may not waitlist for more than one section of any course at any given time. Students may not waitlist for more than three unique courses at any point in time.

How the Waitlist Works

Students may add themselves to a waitlist by selecting "waitlist" in the Plan and Schedule tab of Student Planning in Eagle Service. Students may also drop themselves from a waitlisted section in the same tab of Student Planning. 

Active students on a waitlist are granted permission to register as space become available on a first-on/first-off basis. Before 8 AM, eligible students receive an email in their AU email account from the University Registrar that alerts them to an available space in the waitlisted section. Students will have until 5:59 AM the following day to enroll in that section of the course. If a student does not register within this allotted time frame, their waitlist status expires and the space becomes available for the next eligible student.

To view their position on a waitlist, students may log into their account and select "My Waitlisted Sections" under their "Academics" expanded menu.

Student eligibility and registration rules, including prerequisites, are always enforced.

For more information, please email