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Waitlist Guide

Waitlists will be processed beginning the first day of registration and continue until the class begins.  An electronic waitlist process will notify you (by your Delta email) when an opening occurs in a section and you are next on that waitlist. You must register online at MyDelta,  Check "Manage My Waitlist" or your Delta e-mail everyday for permission to register. Once your permission expires, you are removed from the waitlist. Your expiration date is located in the email you receive with your permission to register. After the waitlists are closed, use the guide below as to the procedure for obtaining permission to register for a class that is full or has already started. Current section enrollment is available online at MyDelta then "Search for Classes".

Waitlists continue until a class begins.  Students with "Instructor Permission" forms/notes must register in person.  Instructor permission will not be accepted until the semester begins.

Waitlist Q&A - Effective Winter 2014

Yikes! The class I want is full. Now what?

This information is for non-Allied Health Clinical courses only. Clinical entry course waitlisting procedures can be found at: www.delta.edu/registrars-office/validationforhealthprograms  

Q: What is a waitlist?
A: It’s an official list of students wishing to get into a particular class that has closed due to all available seats being taken by other students.  

Q: Can I waitlist for any class?
A: Yes, you can waitlist for most classes once all available seats have been filled. You can only waitlist for one section of a class. Classes often have many sections allowing for scheduling options. You if chose you can be enrolled in one section and put yourself on a waitlist for a different section of the same course. Learning Community courses do not have waitlist.

Q: Is it a good idea to waitlist? When isn’t it?
A: The choice to waitlist for a course should be made carefully.  A rule of thumb would be to consider the number of people designated as waitlisted for a particular section, if it’s more than 10, you might want to consider other options.  It is highly recommend that you consult with Counseling/Advising & Career Services to discuss your options to keep on target to reach your educational goals.

Q: If I waitlist will that count as part of my semester course load?
A: No. Choosing to go on a waitlist does not mean you have actually registered for a class. It only means you are interested in a particular class if a space becomes available. 

Q: If I am on a waitlist how will I (or my financial aid) pay for it?
A: Remember, being on a waitlist is not the same as being registered. Only registered courses are factored into your semester course load for billing and financial aid, enrollment and grade point calculations. 

Q: Do I have to do anything once I put my name on a waitlist?
A: Yes, check you Delta.edu email account daily! Each day the lists are processed electronically to see if anyone who has registered for the class has dropped it. If so, a spot becomes available. If you are next on the waitlist, an email will be sent to your Delta College email address. You will have (48 hrs/2 days) to accept the spot by registering for the class. Registration instructions are included in the email.  You are not registered automatically.   

Q: I missed the registration window, now what?
A: If you miss your 48-hr window to register and still want the class, you will need to put yourself back on the waitlist and continue to check your Delta email daily for any notifications.

Q: How can I tell what number I am on a waitlist?
A: Students do not know their “spot/number” on a waitlist. Delta staff or faculty will not reveal your location on a waitlist or how close you may be to the “top”. When you do a search for classes, the numbers you see indicate the capacity for any give course, the number of students registered for a course and the total number of students on the waitlist.  As students are registering continuously, the numbers change frequently.

To view the complete waitlist policy, please visit the Registrar’s Office webpage and see the College Catalog.

Delta College reserves the right to offer, maintain and adjust all courses and waitlists at any time for any reason.  All changes, when feasible, will be communicated to students at the earliest possible time. 

Division Procedure

Business & Info Tech
Felicia Peters, Chair - Rm A061 - Ext 9126
(Courses in ACC, ACE, CST, ENT, LSP, MGT, OAT)

Waitlists will be processed until a class begins. After the class begins, instructor permission required.  Registration in person only. 

English
Denise Hill, Chair - S011 - Ext 9160
(Courses in ED, ENG, LIB, LIT)

Waitlists will be processed until a class begins. After the class begins contact Sue Deford at (989) 686-9159 in the English Division.  

Health and Wellness
Dave Peruski, Chair - P161 - Ext 9018
Kate Rees - Ext 9025
(Courses in DA, DH, DMS, HSC, LEA, LW, LWA, LWT, MTP, PTA, RAD, RT, ST)
Nursing (Courses in CNA, NPT, NT, NUR, PHM, PNE)

Waitlists will be processed until a class begins. After the class begins, only instructors can sign permission. Instructor contact information can be found at www.delta.edu/health.  Clinical courses - no permission.

Humanities
Marcia Moore, Chair - S214 - Ext 9455 or Ext 9101
(Courses in ART, ASL, EMB, EM, FR, GE, IHU, MUS, PHL, SPA, SPH)

Waitlists will be processed until a class begins. After the class begins, instructor permission required, register in person.

Math
David Redman, Chair - G209 - Ext 9181

Waitlists will be processed until a class begins. After the class begins, only instructors can sign permission. Instructor contact information can be found at www.delta.edu/math.  

Science
Scott Schultz, Chair - D150 - Ext 9249
(Courses in AST, BIO, CHM, CT, ENV, GEO, GIS, GLG, PHY, PSC, SCI, WET)

Waitlists will be processed until a class begins. After the class begins, only instructors can sign permission. Instructor contact information can be found at www.delta.edu/science.  

Social Science
Chris Curtis, Chair - G107 - Ext 9062
(Courses in ABS, CD, CJ, ECN, HIS, POL, PSY, SOC, SSI)
EDU courses:  Thelma Bushong - Center for Organizational Success (COS)

Waitlists will be processed until a class begins. After class begins, only instructors can sign for permission to add a class. Instructor contact information can be found at https://public.delta.edu/peoplefinder/pages/search.aspx
Police Academy - Contact Criminal Justice Training Office - N102, ext 9176.  

Technical, Trades, and Manufacturing
Michael Finelli, Chair - M124 - Ext 9254
(Courses in AGM, ET,  ARC, AUT, CAD, CNC, CPI, DRF, EET, EGR, EMS, FST, ITE, MIT, MS, MT, QA, RC, RHA, SK, TTI, WTT -- Skilled Trades, WELD)  

Waitlists will be processed until a class begins. After the class begins, instructors only will sign permission. For permission, go to www.delta.edu/tech/ and email the instructor who will email back.

ED courses:
Thelma Bushong - Center for Organizational Success

 

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