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The Wait List starts immediately after the maximum for the course is reached. When you receive a message that the class is closed you may select the option of placing yourself on a wait list. The process is the same as for registration; just select “Wait List” from the drop down list in RU Access.
When a spot in the class becomes available, the first student on the wait list will receive an automatically generated notification to his or her Roosevelt Student e-mail address with instructions to log-in to RU Access and register for the open seat. You will have a limited time to claim the open seat. The time limit for registration will be stated in the notification email. If registration is not completed within that time, you will be dropped from the wait list and will no longer be able to register for the course. There is no guarantee of getting back into the class if you miss your deadline.
Students on wait lists are responsible for checking email frequently to avoid missing the opportunity to register. Students are also responsible for retaining the registration code received from their academic advisor to be able to register online. If you do not have a registration code, contact your advisor.
If the course you would like to register for is closed, you may add your name to a wait list.
This will place you on the wait list for that class. You will receive an email with registration instructions when a spot opens up in the course. You may view your place on the wait list at any time in RU Access by viewing your Student Detail Schedule. The Wait list position number is your place in line. An online tutorial is also available to help you with registration.
Students on the wait list are placed into classes on a first-come basis, based on the date of registration. The only exceptions accepted by the Registrar’s Office for special priority into wait-listed classes will be those of approved college representatives. No other persons, including individual instructors, are authorized to make exceptions. If you need such an exception, please contact your advisor for assistance. Exceptions are granted on a limited, case by case basis. Colleges and departments are not obligated to grant exceptions. To ensure a student receives the next available seat in a class, all waitlist exceptions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 10:30am, Monday through Friday.
When a space opens in a class, you will receive an email to your Roosevelt student email account. The email will come from wait email@example.com and will contain the subject line “Wait list Notification” followed by the course reference number (CRN) of the section. (Example: Waitlst Notification for 12345).
Read this message carefully. It will contain the amount of time you have to complete your registration (72 hours, 48 hours, or 24 hours).
This will complete your registration for the course.
If you miss the registration deadline, there is no guarantee of getting back into the class. You are responsible for monitoring email and acting quickly. Do not wait to register for the open seat.tutorials page under the For Current Students section.
All of the topics below, and more, are covered in the video tutorial. All students are encouraged to review the tutorial.
Follow the instructions above for wait-listing a course. Keep your registration code in a safe place; you will need it if a seat opens. The last day to wait list yourself for a course is the last business day before the part of term for the class begins. For example, if the class session begins on Monday, the last chance to place yourself on the wait list for the class will be the preceding Friday. You should always have a backup plan in case you do not get into the waitlisted course.
Yes. Log in to RU Access, go to Registration and Other Student Services, and then click on Student Detail Schedule. Find the class on the page and find the line that says “Waitlist Position.” It is important that you monitor your email daily if you are close to the top of the list; you will have a limited time to claim an open seat.
Your registration deadline is included in your notification email as the number of hours from the time the email was sent before your spot expires. The number of hours will depend on how far ahead the start of the term is when you receive your notification. When registration opens for the term, all students will have 72 hours to register for an open spot. About 8 to 10 weeks prior to the start of the term, this will be reduced to 48 hours. About 4 weeks prior to the start of the term, students will have 24 hours to register for the open spot. The reduced deadlines are to ensure students are placed into classes as quickly as possible as the start of the term approaches, giving all students a chance to finalize schedules and prepare for the term.
Yes. Log in to RU Access, go to Registration and Other Student Services, and then click on Student Detail Schedule. Find the class on the page and find the line that says “Notification Expires.” This line will show you the exact date and time that your seat expires. You must register for the course before that time. If you cannot find the course on your schedule, your notification has already expired and you have been dropped from the wait list.
Your advisor can help you make a request that you be moved to the top of the list. Only authorized college personnel can make these requests. If the request is granted, you will be placed at the top of the list and will receive the next open spot.
No. New, starting for Fall 2014 courses, instructor permission is no longer needed during the first week of classes only (for each part of term). If you receive a notification for a class, you may register for it online. After the first week of each part of term, registration is closed. If you missed a class meeting, it is your responsibility to contact the instructor and make arrangements to complete any assignments you may have missed.
Enter your ID number in the RU Access login page and click “Forgot Pin.” Answer your security question to reset your PIN. If this does not work, contact the Help Desk 312-341-HELP (4357) or the Registrar's Office 312-341-3535 (Chicago), 847-619-7950 (Schaumburg).
Only your advisor can give you your registration code. Contact your advisor immediately. You must register for the course before the deadline stated in your notification email.
Make sure you are following the above instructions for how to register for the open seat. If, after reviewing the instructions, you are still unable to register, you may contact the Registrar's Office for assistance. Please have the notification email and course information ready so the Registrar staff may assist you more quickly.
If you cannot register due to a hold on your account, contact the office responsible for the hold immediately. You may view any holds on your account in RU ACCESS. Click on the "Registration and Other Student Services" menu, then select "Student Records" and "Holds-view holds on your record".
Yes. All information about your Roosevelt email, including login instructions, passwords, and how to forward to another account (i.e., Gmail, Yahoo, etc.,) can be found on the Information Technology website.
Automatic notifications are not enabled for Summer 2014 and students will not be able to self-register for an open seat in a wait listed class.
Instead of receiving an email with instructions on how to register for an open seat, the Registrar’s Office will automatically register you from the waitlist, and notify you about the placement in the class via your Roosevelt email address. Please check your email box frequently, and also make sure the phone number on file with the University is current. If there is a conflict, or registration for another section of the same course, the Registrar will assume that the wait listed course is the preferred one and drop the conflicting course. If you no longer want the waitlisted section, you must drop yourself from the waitlist in RU Access to avoid being placed in the class. All other procedures for Summer 2014 wait lists (wait listing yourself in a class, permissions and exceptions) are the same as those listed above for Fall 2014.