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Student Waitlist Registration Procedures 4.502

Students at Elgin Community College can place themselves on a waitlist for a particular section of a particular course up until the published tuition due date for each term.  Students will not be assessed tuition or fees for that section while on the waitlist.  Placement on a waitlist does not guarantee enrollment into a section.  Students on waitlists are not registered for the section and will not be allowed to attend the section until they are properly enrolled.  Students will not be moved into a section from the waitlist if doing so will create a time conflict or an overload in credits.

Students may be moved from the waitlist to the regular class roster if other students drop the section.  In these cases, students will need to make arrangements to pay tuition and fees associated with that section prior to the published tuition due date. If the student is moved into a section the day after the published tuition due date, they have until 7pm central time the next calendar day to make payment arrangements.  If the student does not, they risk being dropped for non-payment and their seat in the section will be released for registration.  It is the student’s responsibility to monitor the waitlist for enrollment activity. Students who have enrolled in payment plans, and who subsequently add classes will have all additional tuition and fees added to the payment plan and those charges will be subject to the same terms and conditions as the original payment plan.

Every business day from the beginning of the registration cycle until the tuition due date, waitlists are evaluated. Eligible waitlisted students are moved into seats made available, in the order they are placed on the waitlist, due to schedule changes and drops for non-payment by pre-registered students. Waitlists are discontinued the day after the tuition due date for each term. Students who were not moved into sections must find alternative sections. Once waitlists are discontinued, students will only be able to register, in person or on-line, for sections with seats available.  

When students add themselves to a waitlist, they agree to the terms of this administrative procedure by providing their signature on the Waitlist Agreement in person or by submitting their acceptance of the terms online.


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