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Office of the Registrar
Phone: 209.946.2135
registrar@pacific.edu
Knoles Hall, 1st Floor
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8:30a - 5:00p M-F
University of the Pacific
Office of the Registrar
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211

Information on Waitlisting

Waitlisting Instructions

Click here for pdf to Waitlisting Instructions. 

Frequently Asked Questions

    

Q: How will I know if my courses will use electronic waitlists? 

A: You can view waitlist information in the Schedule of Classes.  Please view the "Waitlist Instructions" document here.

Q: Why don't all classes participate?        

A: Our use of automatic waitlisting is still fairly new, and we are working to expand the number of classes that can take advantage of this functionality.                       

Q: When does waitlisting begin?  

A: For participating classes, waitlisting begins when registration opens.  Waitlists will remain open through the add period.  You can check the last day to add classes on the academic calendar.           

Q: If I am on the waitlist for a class, can I count on being able to enroll in this class?        

A: No!  If a class is full and you put your name on the waitlist, you will only be able to enroll in the class if enough spots open up.  Make sure you have a back-up plan in case you don't get into the class (i.e. register for another section of the same class to ensure you have a spot if needed).  Please consult your advisor to develop such a plan.                             

Q: If I am on a waitlist, do those units count towards my enrollment status?        

A: No.  Only classes in which you are registered, not including waitlisted courses, count towards your enrollment.  If you need to be full-time enrolled, make sure you are registered in sufficient units.  If the Add period closes and you have not enrolled in the class, you will stay below full-time enrolled.  For more information on enrollment and unit loads, please see this page in the catalog, under "Course Loads."                

Q: If I am on the waitlist, how will I be notified that a spot has opened for me?        

A: You will receive an email from waitlisting@pacific.edu. From the time of that email, you will have 48 hours (before the semester starts) or 24 hours (after the first day of the semester) to log into insidePacific and register for the course.  Note that waitlisting@pacific.edu cannot receive mail, so do not reply or send messages to that address. The 48 or 24-hour window includes all hours of the day and all days of the year.  If you miss the window, your spot will automatically become available to the next student on the waitlist.                  

Q: Can I add myself to the waitlist for a class that has a time conflict with another class I am registered for?        

A: Yes, you can.  However, you will not be able to register for classes that have a time conflict.  If you are on the waitlist for a class that conflicts with a class you are registered for, you will only be able to enroll from the waitlist if you drop the original class.                         

Q: Can I add myself to the waitlist for multiple sections of the same course?        

A: Yes, you can.  However, you will not be able to register for multiple sections of the same course.  If you are on the waitlist for one section of a course, and are also registered for another section of the course, you will only be able to enroll from the waitlist if you drop the original section.  We encourage you to register for another section of the course, to ensure you have a spot if you need to.                               

Q: Can I add myself to the waitlist if I am missing a pre-requisite?        

A: No, you must have the necessary pre-requisites for the class in order to be added to the waitlist.

Q: What if I have a hold?  If I'm on a waitlist and I see the email that I can enroll in the class, what will happen if I have a hold?        

A:You will not be able to register for the class if you have a hold.  If you receive the email that you can enroll in classes, and your hold is not resolved within sufficient time to allow you to register within the 48 hours (before the semester starts) or 24 hours (after the first day of the semester) of receiving the waitlist email, you will not be able to register for the course.  We encourage you to keep a close eye on your holds so that you do not miss your window due to a hold.  Information on how to view your holds is below.

Q: How do I check my holds?        

A: To see whether you have a registration hold on your record, log into insidePacific and take the following steps:                

  1. From the Academic Tab, click on Academic Services                
  2. Select Registration                 
  3. Select "Check Your Registration Status"                
  4. Select the registration term                
  5. Check the "View Holds" tab to view any registration holds on your record.