Waitlist Procedures

Please note that not all courses have a waitlist available. You can tell if a waitlist is available by looking at the Waitlist Capacity (WL Cap) of a course. If the number is '0', there is currently no waitlist available.

To add yourself to a waitlist, visit your myUSF dashboard, then:

  1. Select “Student Self-Service”                                                    
  2. Select the “Student” tab
  3. Select “Registration”                                                               
  4. Select “Add/Drop”
  5. In the CRN input box, enter the CRN number (5-digit) of your course.
  6. Select "Add or Make Changes"
  7. The course will indicate that it is closed - select "Waitlist" in the drop-down menu next to the course
  8. Select "Make Changes"

I was able to put my name on the waitlist. What should I do now?

If you are able to secure a spot on a waitlist, make sure that you are enrolled in a back-up course, so that you have a minimum of 16-18 units (to stay on track for graduation) or at least 12 units (to be a full-time student). Waitlisted course units do not count towards your total class units (i.e. a full-time student could register for 16 units and also add themselves to the waitlist for 1 or more courses).

When a seat becomes available, either the instructor or the program assistant will contact a waitlisted student via email to extend an offer. The student must respond by the deadline indicated in the message otherwise the reserved seat will be forfeited and offered to the next student. 

If you accept the seat, you will be asked to first drop your back-up course in order to make room in your schedule.

If you do not receive an email offer, you may attend the first day of class to inquire about your chances of getting a seat.

There is no waitlist, what can I do?

If there is no waitlist, we recommend that you check the enrollment frequently to determine if space has become available or track open seats via Coursicle. In Psychology, we do not over-enroll courses. You may also ask your faculty adviser about alternative classes that may satisfy your degree plan.