Waitlisting - Registration

SJSU has "waitlisting" for all classes. Waitlisting puts you in line to get a space in a closed class, should a space become available before the end of advanced registration.

Where do I sign up?

Waitlisting is only available at MySJSU ( If a class is full, you may place yourself on a waitlist for any seats that might become available.

Waitlist When You Add Classes

  • Navigate to 'add classes.'
  • At "Step 1, Select classes to add," search for your preferred course.
  • If the class is full and the waitlist option is available, you will see the yellow waitlist icon.
  • To place yourself on the waitlist, you must click the checkbox next to "Wait list if class is full."
  • You will be returned to Step 1. You must complete the remaining steps of the process to add classes.
  • When you finish enrolling in the class, you will see a message indicating that you are on the waitlist and your current position number on the list.
  • Monitor your waitlist position by navigating to "My Class Schedule" at MySJSU.


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Waitlist - Validity

You can add yourself to the waitlist for a class from the time the class is full until the end of Advance Registration period.

  • Waitlists become null and void after this date.
  • There is no guarantee you will be moved off the waitlist and enrolled in the class.
  • The waitlist cannot enroll you for a different section of the same class and cannot override a time conflict.
  • When classes begin, instructors are not required to add students who were waitlisted for the class.
  • Check your schedule regularly at MySJSU to monitor your position on a waitlist.

If you decide you no longer wish to wait for space to become available, as a courtesy to other students, drop yourself from the waitlist.

Waitlist - Registration Procedures
Waitlist - Registration Issues
Waitlist - Registration Billing