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.