COS and Dave Bush's Add Policy

COS's Wait List Policy (

When a class fills to capacity, it is considered “closed.” A computerized waitlist will be established to determine in which sequence students may be added to the class if space becomes available.

An automatic waitlist notification process will be in place for 2011 Summer/Fall registration.  When a student registers as waitlisted, a position on the waitlist is assigned in a first-come, first-served order.  When a seat becomes available, an e-mail notification will be sent to the student’s COS e-mail, to the first student on the list.  Students will be given 48 hours to register for the waitlisted class.  After this deadline has passed and the student has not registered, the next student will be notified of the available seat.  In order to register for the course, the student must register through Navigator or at Enrollment Services.  If the waitlisted student tries to register for the waitlisted course and encounters a registration error (prerequisite, time conflict, etc.), the student’s priority on the waitlist is maintained through the 48-hour deadline to give them time to rectify the error.  The automated waitlist process will be discontinued the weekend before the first day of class.

Students may view their current waitlist positions and notification deadlines through Navigator by checking the Student Detail Schedule for the term (see image at right for location of this option) on the Navigator portal home tab.

Students are reminded to check their e-mail often during registration (from the envelope iconemailin myNavigator). If you have trouble viewing your e-mail, please send an e-mail to the Computer Lab. [To do this, go to the COS Waitlist Procedures page, scroll down until you see the "Computer Lan" hyperlink, click on it, and then write and send your message.]

If you are still on the waitlist the first day of class, you must attend the first class meeting for instructor approval to register for the class; for online classes you must contact the instructor on first day of class via e-mail (e-mail addresses for all online instructors are available on the Online Courses page).  At the first meeting, the instructor will determine if waitlisted students may be added to the class.

Dave's Policy:

I do not add people to the class before the semester begins.

There is no need to contact me about adding the class. After the start of the semester, I add people off the Wait List in the order they are listed on the Wait List. Make sure to regularly check your email messages (including your spam folder) during the first couple weeks of the semester.

Almost everyone seeking to add the class has a valid reasons why the must add the class ("it is the last class needed to transfer," "it is the last class needed to graduate," "the class is needed for financial aid," and so on); therefore, I add people off the office Wait List in the order they added their name to the Wait List.