The following is held true for all sections with waitlists available:

  • Students can add their name to a waitlist if a class is full.

  • Students can only place on one waitlist with the same course code. 

  • Students can enroll for a course or place on an available waitlist, but not both.

  • If seats open up in the class, students on the waitlist will be enrolled automatically and may be subject to tuition fees and payment. 

  • Students are urged to monitor and manage their waitlist ranking.

  • Beginning of the term waitlists will be closed when the class is filled.

  • Students who are on the waitlist at the beginning of the term:

    • Must attend the first day of class and be on time.

    • If space is available, the instructor may provide you with an Add Permit Code.

    • Students must register via Self-Service by the last day to add the course deadline.

    • Online class "Authorization to Add" can be requested from the instructor by email.

  • Students will not be charged for units on a waitlist.

  • Waitlisted units will not count towards Financial Aid eligibility.

  • Students cannot place on a waitlist when:

    • You have not met the prerequisite at College of the Desert.

    • You are enrolled in a class that overlaps/conflicts in time.

    • You are enrolled in the same course, but a different section.

    • You are already enrolled in 19 units for spring or fall and 7 units for summer; you must visit the Counseling Center to obtain an Overload Approval and file the approval with the Admissions Office.