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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 daily while registration is open and through the last day of the quarter's Add/Drop period.

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.

  • The waitlist process that moves students from waitlisted to enrolled status runs five times a day, Monday through Friday, 7:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:45pm, and 9:30pm.

Situations when students are not able to be on a waitlist:

  • Students do not meet the class prerequisites.

  • The desired class has a co-requisite, such as a lab, activity, or lecture.

Students are not moved from waitlisted to enrolled status when one of the following situations occurs:

  • There is a time conflict between an enrolled class and the waitlisted class.

  • The student is already enrolled in another section of the waitlisted class.

  • The enrollment limit for enrolled and waitlisted classes has been reached or will be reached if the waitlisted class is enrolled


  • Students moved from the waitlist into the class will receive an email notification in their CPP email account.

Financial Aid

  • Units from waitlisted classes are not considered part of a student's enrollment and do not satisfy financial aid eligibility requirements.