Waitlist Information Overview

Some classes offer a waitlist, which allows students to get on a waiting list to register if a seat becomes available in a full or closed class.  Some classes may display as open, but the available seats are reserved for students on the waitlist.

Students can choose to waitlist a class if they would be eligible to register in the class (example: prerequisites and other registration restrictions must be met).

Students may only waitlist one section of a particular course.

Students may not waitlist a course if they are registered in another course during that same day and time.

In addition to the information listed below, students may also view a short video about the waitlist process here.


How to Waitlist a Class
  • Log in to MyFGC
  • Go to Student – Registration – Add/Drop Classes.
  • Enter the CRN for the course you wish to take and Submit Changes.

  • If you do not know the CRN, use the Class Search function to search for class sections and CRN. If a course is full, but shows seats available on the waitlist in the WL REM column, you may choose to waitlist the class.  Make note of the CRN, then click Add to Worksheet.  When the new page opens, enter the CRN at the Add Classes Worksheet at the bottom of the page and click Submit Changes.  Be sure to add all corequisite courses to the worksheet before choosing Submit Changes. 

  • If the class is full, a Registration Add Error will appear.
  • If the CRN has waitlist seats available, an action box will appear.
  • Choose Waitlist from the Action Box. (If there is no action box, both the class and the waitlist are full or the class does not have a waitlist.)

  • Click Submit Changes.
  • If successfully added to the waitlist, the class will display in the Current Schedule section of the page with a status of Waitlist.

 

Waitlist Notification of Seat Available – Email Message

If a seat becomes available in a waitlisted class, the student in the highest position on the waitlist will receive an email notification of the available spot.  The email notification goes to a student’s official FGC student Wolves email account. The student will have a limited number of hours to register in the class.  This amount of time is listed in the email and is based on the day and time the email was sent – not when it was read.

If a student chooses to waitlist a course, it is important that they check their Wolves email account regularly throughout each day to ensure the time window is not missed.

Upon receiving the email notification, the student should follow the steps below to register for the waitlisted course. If the student does not register in the class prior to the stated deadline, the student will be removed from the waitlist for that class.

Students who have missed the registration window and have been dropped from the waitlist may choose to re-waitlist the course if spaces are available.  Spots are not reserved.

How to Update from Waitlist to Registered
  • Log in to MyFGC.
  • Go to Student, then Registration, then Add/Drop Classes.
  • Click on the action box for the available course and choose **Web Registered**.
  • Submit changes.

If successfully registered in the class, the status of Web Registered will display in the Current Schedule section of the page.

 

How to Remove a Waitlisted Class from Schedule

If a student no longer wishes to be on the waitlist for a course, we ask that the student drop the course so that another student may have the opportunity to sign up for the waitlist.   

  • Login to MyFGC and go to Add/Drop classes to view your current schedule.
  • Click the action box beside the course you no longer wish to take and choose Web Drop
  • Submit Changes.

 

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