Limited-Enrollment Courses and Waitlists
If a course has limited enrollment, it is noted in the course description and course search results.
Tips for registering for courses with limited enrollment
- Check course availability using the course search as soon as registration begins. Search results display the course limit, as well as course and waitlist enrollment.
- Register early. Courses with limited enrollment fill quickly. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Many courses fill and close before classes begin.
- Register online. It is the fastest registration option. You know immediately whether you are admitted, waitlisted, or closed out of a course so that you can register for an alternate course, if necessary.
- Take any required placement tests early. For many courses requiring the test of critical reading and writing skills, you cannot register until you have passed the test.
- If a course is full, you may register for a place on the waitlist. You are charged full tuition. If the course is closed, the waitlist is full and you may not register for it.
- To hold your seat once registered you must:
- Pay all Summer School tuition and fees by May 20. If you are not paid in full by this date, you will be dropped from all limited-enrollment courses and waitlists by the Registrar’s Office.
- Attend all classes or participate in online courses and complete all required work through the late registration period. Otherwise, you may be dropped from limited-enrollment courses by the Registrar’s Office. After classes begin, if you add a course you have not attended, your registration may be canceled by the Registrar’s Office.
Tips for students on waitlists
- Log in regularly to see if you are still waitlisted. You will be sent an e-mail message the next business day after being admitted to a course or closed off of a waitlist.
- Your waitlist position is based on the date and time of your registration. We cannot predict your chances for admission.
- Pay in full by the May 20 payment deadline to keep your waitlist place and be eligible for admission to the course. If you are not paid in full by this date, you will be dropped from all limited-enrollment courses and course waitlists by the Registrar’s Office.
- Attend all classes or participate in online courses, and complete all required work. Once classes begin, instructors report attendance to the Registrar’s Office to ensure only attending and participating students are admitted.
- Do not ask instructors for special consideration. Instructors do not admit students. Only the Registrar’s Office does.
- Attend an alternate course in case you are not admitted from the waitlist. If the alternate course is also limited, you should register and pay for it. You are charged full tuition if you register for alternate courses.
- If you are an international student with an I-20 from the Summer School and you are not admitted from the waitlist, you must register in your alternate course to meet the full-time enrollment requirement.
- To be removed from a waitlist, drop the course (online if possible) by the full-tuition refund deadline.
- Most waitlists are resolved by the end of late registration. If you are not admitted, you are issued a full-tuition refund.