So you’re on the Waitlist. . .
Bad news and good news. The bad news, of course, is that you
didn’t get in a class that you wanted. It closed (filled up). The good
news is that you were automatically added to the Waitlist (WL), and this
means that there’s a chance you may get in the class yet, depending on
where you are on the WL and whether or not (and how many) people drop
the class before it is too late to add it. Of course, if you are not
interested in being waitlisted for the class, you can remove yourself
right away, or any time in the future, and we encourage you to do so.
How did the class close? A class can close in two ways. First,
the capacity of the room (in accordance with Fire Department
regulations, for your safety) may have been reached. We have probably
tried to move it to another room and could not. However, something may
still be worked out which would allow us to move it to a larger room and
reopen the class. If this creates an opening for you, we will let you
know (see the procedures below). Secondly, there may be an agreed limit
based on the nature of the class. For example, New Testament exegesis
classes are limited to 30 students. Preaching Practica are limited to 9
students. This limit cannot be changed by the instructor (he or she
cannot give permission to let you or someone else in the class), so
don’t ask. And it wouldn't matter if we had a larger room available.
We want to help you get in the class if at all possible. Others who
got into the class ahead of you may drop the class before the quarter
starts, or during the first week, making room for someone to get in from
the Waitlist. Here’s how this works.
- DROP IT IF YOU DON'T WANT IT. If at ANY time you are
no longer interested in getting into the class, just log into Portico,
go to the Registration form, and drop the waitlisted class.
- WE WILL ADD IT WITHOUT ASKING. If you are still
on the Waitlist for a class and an opening occurs for which you are
eligible, we will assume it is because you still want the class and we will add you without trying to contact you first
(as long as there is no conflicting class, in which case, we will
contact you by email). We will notify you that we have added the class
using your fuller.edu email address. If you want to drop another class
as a result of being added to a class from the Waitlist, it is up to you to drop the class through Online Registration.
- KEEP CHECKING IT. Check your schedule on Portico.
If the status column says "Registered" instead of "Waitlisted", you're
in! You'll get notice from us by email at your fuller.edu address, but
this way you can know that you're in the class that much sooner.
- DROP IT IF YOU DON’T WANT IT. If after we have added you from the Waitlist you don't want the class, it is up to you to drop the class within the applicable deadlines in order to get a full refund. The
fact that you may not be aware that you were added to the class because
you did not check your schedule or your email is not a basis for an
exception to drop and refund deadlines.
That’s it. Rest assured we'll do our best to get you into the classes
you want. But we need your help. Keep these notes about the Waitlist
handy and be sure to ask if there's anything you don’t understand.
Attend the class, until the deadline for adding the class, so you won’t
miss anything in case you do get in. And keep in touch, one way or
another, as the quarter starts. Together maybe we can make it happen.
Remember, though, that if we can't get you into the class by the time
the deadline to add the class comes (e.g. Friday of the first week of
the quarter for 10-week classes), you'll have to stop attending the
class. You’ll get an email from the Registrar’s Office if time runs out
and we were not able to get you into the class.
QUESTIONS?? Contact Lisa Avila
Assistant Registrar for Registration Services