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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Wait Lists

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Wait Lists are lists of students waiting to get registered for particular classes that are currently full.

Students are placed on a wait list in order and when a seat becomes available, the first person on the list will be offered that seat (notified via university email).

Students are not automatically enrolled in a class.

The offer of a seat is valid for 24 hours.

Students place themselves on wait lists during the registration process.

It is possible that a student could have other registration issues that prevent enrollment in a class, even though they are offered a seat.

The exact details of the process are as follows:

If a student puts themself on a wait list and receives an offer of an open seat, he/she has 24 hours to accept that seat.  I

If a student searches for a class that happens to be full and does have the wait listing feature enabled, he/she will be able add himself to the wait list.  At the time the student chooses to add himself to a wait list, the system will display other sections with available seats or other closed sections for which the student may also wish to wait list himself.  Existence of a valid email address is required and verified.

On the wait list page, students will see the courses for which they are wait listed, in the order they added them, and their position on the list.  They will be notified by email of position promotions and should check their institutional email account frequently, since they have only 24 hours to respond to an offer of an open seat.  This will also give students an opportunity to remove themselves from wait lists in the event they are no longer interested.

The student at the top of the list is notified when a seat opens along with their deadline date and time for registration.  The open seat is additionally displayed in the sidebar cart and on the manage page itself.  If the student does not register within 24 hours, he is removed from the wait list.

Students are notified by email when his/her wait list changes including removals and position promotions.

Questions concerning wait lists should be directed to

the Registration Help Center

room:  WA 132; phone:  389-2252