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Waitlist FAQ

What is a Waitlist?

A computerized function that allows you to place yourself on a Registration Waitlist when a class enrollment is full. If you are on a Waitlist and a space opens, you will be notified through your myCNM email. Or, you can check to see if the option "Register" is available, by clicking the drop down menu, under the Action column next to the class, from the Register for Classes screen. You will then be able to register for the class within the allotted time displayed on your email notification. Note: As a waitlisted student, you are strongly encouraged to check your myCNM email account daily. The waitlist system operates 24/7, including weekends and holidays.

Do all classes have a Waitlist?

No. Classes with special enrollment restrictions will not have waitlists.

How will I know if a class has a Waitlist?

There are multiple ways to recognize classes with waitlists:

Screenshot of a status box. Image of a caution sign next to text that says, "Full: 0 of 22 seats remain." Image of a yield sign next to text that says, "30 of 30 waitlist seats remain."

Screenshot of a status box. Text says, "1 of 22 seats remain. 28 of 30 waitlist seats remain."

Screenshot of a status box. Text says, "1 of 24 seats remain. 0 of 5 waitlist seats remain." Image of a yield sign next to text that says, "Open Seats Reserved for Waitlisted Only."

Screenshot of Class Details for College Writing Eng - English 1101 102. Highlighted text says, "Waitlist Capacity: 30, Waitlist Actual: 5, Waitlist Seats Available: 25"

What should I do if the class has a long Waitlist?

Place yourself on the waitlist. Each academic school closely monitors the waitlists and will notify you if a new section can be opened. Update your cell number with us, we use texting as an additional method to contact you.

How do I put myself on a Waitlist?

Putting yourself on 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

  1. From “Search Results” under Register for Classes select “Add”

Screenshot of a status box. On the right side of the box there is a button labeled, "Add."

     2. Select the “Action” drop down and WAITLIST

Screenshot of a status box. There is a tab labeled "Action" with a drop down box. An arrow is pointing at the option labeled "Waitlist."

     3. Once WAITLIST is selected, click SUBMIT to save changes

Screenshot of a status box. "Waitlist" is selected on the "Action" tab. An arrow is pointing toward the "Submit" button at the bottom of the box.

     4. The status of the class will reflect “WAITLISTED”

Screenshot of a status box that says, "Waitlisted."

I followed the instructions above and the computer won't let me put myself on a Waitlist. What happened?

A Registration Add Error Message will be displayed that specifically indicates the reason you cannot put yourself on the Waitlist. Ex.: the Waitlist may be full; you may not have met the requirements, etc. Contact us at askreg@cnm.edu

How will I know my position on the Waitlist?

1. In Register for Classes, select “Schedule Details”

    2. Click on the black triangle figure to include the waitlist information

Screenshot of the Register for Classes page. In the section labeled "Schedule Details" there is an arrow pointing to the "triangle figure" that can be clicked to see further information on your class. A section at the bottom is highlighted that says, "Waitlist Position: 3."

Once a seat becomes available, will I be registered for the class?

No. You will be notified through your myCNM email. It is your responsibility to register for the class within the time allotted in your myCNM email.  Or, you can check to see if the option "Register" is available, by clicking the drop down menu, under the Action column next to the class, from the Register for Classes

If the student does not register for the class within the time allotted in the email notification, they will be removed from the Waitlist. The Waitlist system operates 24/7, including weekends and holidays. Also, you are responsible for dropping any unneeded Waitlisted courses that you are on.

Why was my name removed from the Waitlist?

  1. Your Waitlist notification may have expired because you didn't register for the course within the time allotted in your myCNM email.
  2. Registration Waitlists will be turned off two days before every part of term begins in which the class is offered . This means a student will not be able to Waitlist a course for that part of term.

How do I register for a class when I receive email notification that a space is available?

1. In Register for Classes, select the "Action" drop down under Summary.

Screenshot of the Register for Classes page Summary section. Under "Action" tab there is a drop down box.


2. Select “Register” and click “Submit” to save the changes.

Screenshot of the Register for Classes page Summary section. Under the "Action" tab there is a drop down box with the option "Register" selected. An arrow is pointing toward the Submit button at the bottom of the box.


3. The class status appears “Registered”.

Screenshot of the Register for Classes page Summary section. Under the "Status" tab it says "Registered."


4. In Register for Classes, select the "Action" drop down under Summary.

Screenshot of the Register for Classes page Summary section. Under the "Action" tab there is a drop down box with the option "Register" selected. An arrow is pointing toward the Submit button at the bottom of the box.


5.  Select “Register” and click “Submit” to save the changes.

6. The class status appears “Registered”.

Screenshot of the Register for Classes page Summary section. Under the "Status" tab it says "Registered."

How do I remove myself from a Waitlist?

  1. In Summary under Register for Classes, you will select the “Action” button “Drop with Refund”

Screenshot of the Register for Classes page. Under the "Action" tab there is a drop down box with the option "DROP with Refund." highlighted.

2. Select “Submit” to complete removal of waitlisted class

Screenshot of the Register for Classes page. At the bottom of the page is the "Submit" button.

Can I be on a Waitlist for more than one section of the same class?

Yes.

Can I be on a Waitlist for a class that has a time conflict with another class that I am currently registered in?

Yes. However, you will be unable to register for the course due to the time conflict.

Can I be on a Waitlist for a class in which I have not met the pre-requisite, corequisite, or other registration restriction?

No. Prerequisites, corequisites, and repeat limits will be checked.

Once I register, am I done?

As a courtesy to other waitlisted students, drop yourself from all unneeded waitlists.

What if I am still on the Waitlist when the class starts?

Registration Waitlists will be turned off two days before every part of term begins in which the class is offered. This means a student will not be able to Waitlist a course for that part of term.