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Waitlisting for Classes

Cal Poly Pomona allows "waitlisting" for most classes. Waitlisting provides students the opportunity to "get in line" to get into a closed class.  Waitlists are processed hourly, seven days a week, while registration is open and through the last day of the term's Add/Drop period. We ask that you use the waitlisting system with care, and that you drop all waitlisted classes once your final schedule is determined.

How it works

  • Students will be given an option during the registration process to put their name on a waitlist if the class they want is closed.

  • Students will be instantly notified if they were successful in adding their name to a waitlist and will see their position on the waitlist through their Student Schedule in BroncoDirect.

  • Students may remove the waitlisted class from their "enrollment cart" any time while registration is open.

  • When the waitlists are processed, students on waitlists will be moved to "enrolled" status in classes that have open seats, if the following conditions apply:

    • The student meets all class prerequisites
    • There are no co-requisites for the class for which the student is waitlisted
    • There is no time conflict with a student's class schedule
    • a student is not already enrolled in another section of the same class
    • A student has not reached the enrollment limit

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many units may I waitlist?

A: Students may waitlist up to 9 units.

Q: How will I be notified if I receive a space in a class?

A: Students moved from the waitlist to a class will receive an email notification in their CPP email accounts.

Q: Can you waitlist for two sections of the same class, or waitlist for another section of the same class in which you are already enrolled?

A: It is not recommended that students waitlist for two sections of the same course.

Q: Do classes I waitlist for count towards my total unit cap?

A: No, waitlisted classes do not count towards a student’s total enrollment

Q: What are my chances of getting a seat in a class for which I am waitlisted?

A: This depends on a number of factors, chiefly how many students drop the course for which you are waitlisted.

Q: I am trying to waitlist for a class and I am unable to, why is this?

A: There are several reason a student may not be able to waitlist for a class. Two common reasons a student may be unable to waitlist for a class are: 1. the class has a co-requisite 2. The student has not met a prerequisite for a class.

Q: If I have finalized my schedule, do I need to remove myself from the waitlist?

A: It is strongly recommended that a student drop waitlisted classes, once the student's schedule is finalized. If a space opens up in a class, and you have not reached your enrollment limit, you will be enrolled in the class, and responsible for     completing it.

Q: Will I be able to waitlist for a class that has a co-requisite that I have already taken and passed?

A: You will need to get a permission number from your department to waitlist a class in this scenario.