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Registration Waitlists

Important: Being on a Waitlist does not guarantee a new section of the class will be created, registration in a class, and does not waive a course prerequisite or co-requisite.

Waitlist Questions and Answers provides specific information on how to access registration waitlists.

The Waitlist Process

  • If an opening occurs in the class, the first person on the waitlist will be notified. 
  • If that person does not register for the class within the allowed time, the second person on the list will be notified. 
  • If three openings occur in the class the first three people on the list will be notified.

Did You Know?

Albuquerque Public Libraries and Rio Rancho Public Libraries have computers that can be used by those (with a valid library card) who do not have internet access at home. Some libraries are open evenings and weekends. 

CNM Open Computer Labs are also available for student use.

What's It Mean to be Waitlisted?

If a class is full, student may put their names on a registration waitlist. When  space becomes available:

  • The first student on the list will be notified via their myCNM e-mail account. It is highly recommended that Waitlisted students check their myCNM email account daily.
  • You can check to see if the "Registered" option is available by clicking the drop down menu in the action box of your registration view in Banner.
  • If you do not register for the class within the time allotted in the email notification, you will be removed from the waitlist.
  • Only those students on the waitlist can register for the class.
  • Classes with special enrollment restrictions do not have Waitlists.

Waitlist Charts

Registration waitlists will be turned off two days before every term begins in which the class is offered. This means you will not be able to waitlist a course at that time. These charts list the last day to go on the waitlist for all parts of term in:

New Sections are Added as Necessary

  • New section considerations include instructor availability, classroom or lab accessibility, and the college’s minimum class enrollment criteria.
  • New sections may need to be added on different days and times. 
  • If a new section is opened, academic schools will email each student on the waitlist at their myCNM email account and give each student the opportunity to enroll in the new section before it is made available to all CNM students. 
  • Students should not directly contact the academic school, program chair, director, or class instructor.
  • When a class is reserved for the registration of waitlisted students, all other students trying to register for the class will receive the following message “Temp Reserved for WL Students.”