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Waitlist Registration Instructions for Students

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Students who attempt to register for a class that is full may put themselves on a waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis. If a class has linked components, e.g. lecture, lab, seminar, etc, students can only waitlist the lecture section.

When an open seat becomes available, an e-mail will be sent to the Preferred E-mail Address (see below) of the student at the top of the waitlist. The preferred E-mail address is normally the University of Regina E-mail address unless a request was submitted to change to another E-mail address. Please note that this e-mail is the ONLY notification that students will receive regarding the availability of a seat in a waitlisted class. It is important that students check their preferred e-mail address on a regular basis. Students can check or change their preferred e-mail account in your UR Self-Service account under the 'Personal Information' tab.

If the waitlist notification email is sent prior to the first day of classes, the student will have 24 hours to register for the class. For the Fall and Winter terms, from 10:00 am on the first day of classes until the waitlists are deleted, the student will have 12 hours to register for the class. The student may either register through UR Self-Service or by requesting assistance from the student’s academic office during office hours. Otherwise, after the time limit has expired, if the student did not register for the waitlisted class, the student will be removed from the waitlist, and the next student on the list will be notified.

The waitlist notification process moves students from the waitlist priority queue (WPQ) to the waitlist notification queue (WNQ). The notified student has an assigned deadline by which he/she must act on the available opening. During this period it may look like there is an opening, but the student at the top of the WPQ will not receive a notification until the deadline for the previously notified student passes or the student decides not to register. For example, if your waitlist position on UR Self-Service is 1, you are on the waitlist priority queue, not waitlist notification queue. Although you can see 1 seat available in the class, there is another student in the WNQ who has yet to act on his/her notification.

Registration Holds will prevent a student from registering in a waitlisted class, even if the notification e-mail was sent to the student.  Holds should be addressed before registration.  A student can view their registration holds in their UR Self-Service account under the 'Student' tab.

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