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Class waitlists

Interested in a class but it is full? Add your name to the waitlist. If a space becomes available, you may join the class. There are separate waitlists for each section of a course, so you may be enrolled in one section but on the waitlist for the other. 

There are 15 spots on each waitlist. The waitlist ends when registration ends.

View course schedules and registration information to see the classes in which you can enroll. Be sure to check the semester registration deadlines to ensure you make the add/drop deadline.

How the waitlist works 

During registration, students add and drop classes as needed. This means a class that is full can free-up one or more seats during this time period. Don’t be discouraged if a class fills up quickly—join the waitlist as early as possible and you may get to join.

If you are on the waitlist and a seat opens, you will be notified via Pima email. You have 48 hours to accept or decline the spot before it is offered to someone else on the waitlist.

  • To accept the seat, use the registration process to complete your registration. Be sure to drop any duplicate courses or sections you might have enrolled in first.
  • To decline the seat, you do not need to do anything. After 48 hours, you will be removed from the waitlist.

On the first day of class, the waitlist closes. Open seats will no longer be offered. If you would still like to enroll in an open class after registration ends, you will need the instructor’s signature and a completed registration form. 

How to join a waitlist

Add yourself to a waitlist using the Pima course registration system in MyPima. If a class is full and a waitlist is available, you will see “Closed section—waitlist seats available.” Choose “Waitlist” from the drop-down menu to add yourself to the list.

Joining a waitlist does not guarantee a seat in that section. You will not be charged any tuition and fees for the waitlisted class until you have been offered the seat and accepted.

Waitlisted classes do not count towards your enrolled hours. If your financial aid requires full-time enrollment, be sure you have enrolled in enough credits without counting the waitlisted class. 

If you are accepted into a waitlisted class and would like to drop another course to make room for the new course, learn how you can do so within the registration deadlines.

For additional support or help deciding if the waitlist is an option for you, speak to an academic advisor.

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