If a class is full and closed, students can place themselves on a waitlist, a standby line that fills seat openings when they become available, beginning Phase 2 of registration through the last day to add classes without departmental approval during the term (excluding summer term).
See the Academic Calendar to see Phase 2 dates.
If the class you want to register for is full and has a waitlist, you will see an option during registration.
Step 1: Log in to MyOregonState
Step 2: Select the Academics tab
Step 3: Under Academic Resources, click Register/Add/Drop Classes
Step 4: Select the term, click Submit
Step 5: Enter the CRN for the course in the Add Classes Worksheet section
Step 6: Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page. The page will reload.
Step 7: Find the course you wish to waitlist and use the drop-down box under the Action column to choose Waitlisted
Step 8: Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page
For linked courses such as lecture and laboratory or lecture and recitation, both CRNs, for lecture section and laboratory/recitation section are required at the time of registration. The waitlist process allows students to waitlist a lab/recitation independent of the lecture. For example, you should enroll in an open lecture and lab/recitation combination, and then waitlist for the preferred lab/recitation.
Waitlist courses are open to students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once you are on the waitlist for a course, monitor your ONID email account frequently.
See Adding Courses – Second Week of Term for more details.
The process for registering in the waitlisted course is the same, regardless of the day when the
student receives the email. If the student receives the email on the weekend, there is still a 24-
hour time period for registering for the section.
This is one of the reasons why arranging for necessary time conflict overrides ahead of time,
and frequently checking ONID email are important for students who have waitlisted sections.
Email notifications of seat availability in a waitlisted section are sent to the students’ ONID
If a student has forwarded the ONID email account to a different email account, the email will
be forwarded. However, it is the students’ responsibility to respond to the email notification
within 24-hours, regardless of what account the email ultimately goes to.
Yes, a student will be limited to three credit-bearing courses.
The waitlist process ends before the beginning of second week adds. The last planned
notification will be Saturday evening of week 1, giving students 24 hours to register. The end of
the waitlist does not conflict with the start of the second week add process.
The second week add process begins on Monday of week 2. If students were not able to get
into sections from the waitlist can obtain a SAPR override, they can register for the course. If
the department cannot approve SAPR overrides for the waitlisted class, then students will not
be able to register.