Course Waitlisting

About Waitlisting

Waitlisting is an upgrade to e-Services that will allow you to electronically “wait in line” for the next available seat within a class. As a vacancy becomes available, the next student on the waiting list will be sent an email to their JC Student Email notifying them of their “Permission to Register Status”. This process will eliminate the need to constantly check back to see if the section you desire is open.


Adding Yourself to a Waitlist

To add yourself to a waitlist online, use e-Services and go through the online registration process. At the Register and Drop Sections page select “WL Waitlist” from the actions dropdown menu.

Visit Student Services on JC’s Central Campus, W.J. Maher Campus, JC @ LISD TECH or the Clyde LeTarte Center, Hillsdale for help processing online registration. Staff will be available to help you access e-Services and walk you through the online registration process.


Managing Your Waitlist Online

You can manage your online using e-Services. In e-Services, the “Manage My Waitlist” option will allow you to see for what courses you are waitlisted, remove yourself from a waitlist, verify how many students are on each waitlist, and monitor your position on the waitlist.

Being Registered by Waitlisting: Because some registered students fail to pay their bill, vacancies typically become available after the first payment deadline date. You will be notified via your JC Student Email when you are registered for a waitlisted course. If you waitlist a course, it is important to check your JC student email regularly. By placing yourself on the waitlist, you agree that you are financially obligated to pay for the course if registered.


How will I know when I can register for a section I have waitlisted?

When there is a seat available in the section, an email will be sent to the first student on the waitlist for that section. Please be sure to check your Jackson College email regularly. The College is not responsible for full mailboxes or other similar problems that could affect the receipt of the email message.

If you were on multiple waitlists for the same course, you will be removed from those waitlists once you register for a section.

Jackson College Email is the ONLY form of notification for waitlisting.


Disclaimer

Students adding themselves to a waitlist understand that placement on the waitlist does not guarantee enrollment in the course or section. It is understood that students will not be moved from the waitlist to the class roster automatically. Students are responsible for checking the “Manage My Waitlist” function on e-Services and Jackson College Student email account daily to see if permission to register in their waitlisted course(s) has been granted. If students choose to register once permission is granted, arrangements to pay tuition and fees associated with the course(s) must be made prior to the published payment due date.

It is also understood that if any changes to the student schedule are made that create a time conflict or an overload in credits, students will not be able to register themselves in the waitlisted course(s) if granted permission to register.


Waitlisting Frequenly Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a waitlist?

A waitlist is an electronic list that is attached to a course section for students who want to enroll in a closed section should a spot open up.


Will all sections offer a waitlist?

No. Sections that are offered through our (MCCVLC) Michigan Colleges Online or our Continuing Education/Lifetime Learning will not utilize waitlisting.


How do I get on the waitlist?

To add yourself to a waitlist online, use e-Services and go through the online registration process. At the Register and Drop Sections page select “WL Waitlist” from the actions dropdown menu.

Visit Student Services on JC’s Central Campus, W.J. Maher Campus, JC @ LISD TECH or the Clyde LeTarte Center, Hillsdale for help processing online registration. Staff will be available to help you access e-Services and walk you through the online registration process.

Step-by-Step Instructions


Can I be enrolled/registered in a section and then add myself to the waitlist for another section?

Yes, but if you decide to enroll in the previously waitlisted section, you are responsible for dropping the first one. Otherwise, you will have registered/paid for two sections of the same course. Example: Jet Jackson is enrolled in MTH-133 that meets on Monday/Wednesday at 9 a.m., but really prefers the Tuesday evening section. He is on the waitlist for the Tuesday evening section and is offered a spot. If he registers and pays for the Tuesday evening section, he must also drop himself from the Monday/Wednesday section he no longer wants. This will not happen automatically.


Can I get an overload into a section that is full?

Overloads will only be honored once the semester begins and waitlists have been closed for the semester.Written consent must be brought to Student Services on JC’s Central Campus, W.J. Maher Campus, JC @ LISD TECH or the Clyde LeTarte Center, Hillsdale. If your instructor issued consent via email, please print the email which shows the sent address and bring it with you.


How can I check my waitlists?

Log into e-Services and from the student menu click on “Manage My Waitlist.”

Step-by-Step Instructions


Should I go to class if I am on the waitlist?

No, only students who have registered/enrolled and paid for sections are allowed to attend.


How will I know I can register for a waitlisted section?

When there is a seat available in the section, an email will be sent to the first student on the waitlist for that section. Please be sure to check your Jackson College email regularly. The College is not responsible for full mailboxes or other similar problems that could affect the receipt of the email message.

If you were on multiple waitlists for the same course, you will be removed from those waitlists once you register for a section.

Email is the ONLY form of notification for waitlisting.


What do I need to do when I receive the email giving me permission to register?

Register for the section via e-Services before the expiration date and time indicated on the email.

Step-by-Step Instructions


What happens if I do not register before the deadline?

Your permission to register expires on the date indicated in the notification email. Permission to register is then given to the next student on the waitlist.


On e-Services it looks like there is a seat available but the status of the section is “Closed”. Why is the section closed?

The section is closed because the available seat is being offered to the first person on the waitlist.


What if I change my mind and want to remove myself from the waitlist?

Log onto e-Services and from the student menu click on “Manage My Waitlist.” Locate the section for which you no longer want to be on the waitlist, choose “Remove” from the drop down menu, and then click “Submit.”

Step-by-Step Instructions


What happpens if I drop a section and want to get back into the same section?

If there is an opening in the section, and no waitlist exists, you may register for the section. If the section is filled, you may place yourself on the waitlist.


What happens to my waitlisted sections if I am dropped from my registered sections for non-payment?

Students who are dropped from sections for non-payment will only be removed from sections for which they have registered. If you were dropped for non-payment and the course is now closed, you must place yourself on the waitlist. You will remain waitlisted for sections which you have waitlisted.


If a new section of a course is opened, will the students on the waitlist for other full sections be automatically notified?

Yes. An email will go out to students who are currently on a waitlist for a section of the new course being offered. The new section will be filled on a first come, first served basis and this notification does not guarantee you a seat in any section.


How does Waitlisting work with JetStream (Student Planning)?

At this time, these two systems are not compatible. Students in the JetStream pilot group will still need to use e-Services to add themselves to a section waitlist, manage their waitlisted sections, and register for sections for which they have been granted a “Permission to Register” status.


Can Dual Enrolled Students participate in Waitlisting?

No. At this time Dual Enrolled students cannot be added to a waitlist for any course.