new waitlist system is now available and this
FAQ is here to answer your questions.
You can watch a quick video below and there
are questions and answers for you to browse
on a Waitlist
Q: What is a waitlist?
A: The waitlist system allows
students to sign up on a list for a full class on a “first come,
first served” basis and enables the system to fill open seats as they
Q: Do all classes have a waitlist?
A: No, not all classes will have a
waitlist - it's up to the instructor for each
the Class Schedule, Waitlist
Available will appear for full or closed
classes that are waitlist enabled.
The Details page will show you how
many students are currently on the waitlist
for each class.
Q: How do I sign up for a waitlist?
A: By registering for a class. If
the class is closed and it has a waitlist, you will be prompted
during registration if you want to be added to the waitlist.
Q: Will the waitlist check my class
A: No. This is because you may want
to make adjustments to your schedule if the desired class you want to
take becomes available.
Q: How do I know if was added to the
A: You will receive a confirmation
message in registration. In addition, you will be sent an email
Q: Can I get on the waitlist if I have
not met the prereq for the class?
A: No - if you don’t
meet the prereq
for a class, you can’t get on the waitlist.
Q: Once I am on a waitlist, am I
automatically enrolled in a class?
A: No. If a seat opens before the
class starts and you are in the first
place position on the waitlist then you will receive a
notification, which includes an APC that you can use to register for
Q: Can I be on more than just one
A: Yes - you can be on as many waitlists
as you want for the same course, even if you
are already enrolled in a different section
of that course.
Q: Does the waitlist ever close?
A: Yes - you will not be able to sign
up for a waitlist if the first day of instruction
for the class has occurred or the instructor
has identified a date to stop accepting waitlist
signups, whichever comes first.
Q: Where in MySite
can I see my waitlist information?
A: Go to My Classes and click the Waitlists link. You can see your place on a waitlist, the
status, and other information.
Q: Can I view my waitlists on my
A: Yes, use the MySite Mobile app, which also has a waitlist
page. You can find MySite Mobile inside the
Saddleback and IVC mobile apps, which are available for iPhone and
Q: How do I keep track of what place I
am on the waitlist?
A: You can monitor your place on your
waitlists in MySite
under My Classes -> Waitlists,
or through the MySite
Q: How do I remove myself from a
A: Go to My Classes and click the Waitlists link. Find the class
you want to remove yourself from in the grid and click the box in the
Remove column, and click on
the Remove button below.
You will receive an email confirmation of the removal.
Q: If I remove myself, do I get my
same place back if I change my mind?
A: No – you can add yourself back to
the waitlist but you will be at the end of
Q: What types of notifications will I
receive when I sign up for waitlist?
A: You will receive email
confirmations when you add yourself or remove yourself from a
waitlist, but you will only receive a text message when an APC is
generated for you to actually enroll in the class.
Q: Can I be notified by text message
when a seat opens?
A: Yes – However, only when an APC
is issued for you to enroll in a class.
Q: How do I opt in to receive text
A: Go to My Classes and click the Waitlists link. You will be
able to enter your phone information in the Text Message Notification tab.
Q: How do I change my phone number for
A: You click the Change Address link under My Information in MySite.
Q: What happens when a seat opens up?
A: When a seat opens and you are # 1
on the list you will receive an email (and text if you set that
option), with the details to allow you to register.
In the email you
will get an APC code that can only be used by you and it will expire
at 11:00 PM the following day.
If you do not
use the APC code before it expires you are removed from the waitlist
and will lose your spot.
Q: What is an APC?
A: An APC or Add Priority Code is an automatically generated unique
code used for students to register for a full class, and is used in
concurrence with a ticket number when registering for a class.
Instructors can also manually issue these codes.
Q: Can my friends or family use the
APC issued to me?
Q: What if the class has started and I
am still on the waitlist?
A: Always attend the 1st
meeting of the class. If you don’t get into the class before it
starts, the instructor may choose to use the waitlist to distribute
APC codes at the first class meeting.
It is entirely up to the instructor how seats are allocated
once the class starts so your instructor may use criteria other than
the waitlist. The class Details page may contain
additional information from the instructor, so you can check that
page for further instructions.