A waitlist allows the student to wait for an open seat in a full class. Being on a waitlist does not guarantee enrollment in the class. If an enrolled student drops, the open seat may be filled by the next student on the waitlist in priority order. Payment within 24 hours is required to complete enrollment in the class.
If a seat does not open up, the student may request an add code from the instructor before the last day to add deadline for the specific CRN listed in the online Schedule of Classes. If the instructor agrees to add the student and gives the student an add code, students must utilize the add code in their MyVCCCD portal to register in the course. Payment for the course must be made to finalize registration.
Students are not officially enrolled until their name appears on the current faculty class roster. Canvas is not the official class roster.
The waitlist process functions different for semester length classes versus short term classes. Please consult the start and end dates of your course carefully to determine which process applies.
Semester Length Classes
The waitlist process extends through the end of the first week of the semester and applies to semester length classes only. That means students can still add their names onto waitlists for the first (1st) week of the semester and add authorization numbers will not be needed until the beginning of the second (2nd) week of the semester.
As students drop classes and adjust their schedules during the first week and as you drop no-show enrolled students, their movement out of a class will open up a seat and the first waitlisted student will automatically be enrolled. This will then allow all other students on the waitlist to move up a position and create space for a new student to add their name to the waitlist.
Short Term Classes
Waitlists for short term classes close the day before the class begins.
Students that are waitlisted will have access to Canvas. When a student is waitlisted, they will show up on the roster as waitlisted.
They will only have access to Canvas as a waitlisted student for up to 14 days for semester length classes. Students waitlisted in short term classes will have access to Canvas as a waitlisted student for up to 3 days.
This means if the student is not officially registered after the time allotted was a waitlist student, they will be automatically dropped from the waitlist and lose access to Canvas.