Closed Course Registration Options

You will be stopped from registering in a section if the course capacity is reached.

  • You can choose to waitlist in the course once the active course limit has been reached during your registration window.
  • Please note that the active course limits change by the department during the class year registration windows. The Course Offering List notes the Expected Capacity, which is the final expected course limit. Within Student Planning registration,'Seats Available' show up. This number may increase before a different class year registration window as more seats are added, and the number will decrease as seats are filled.
  • You can not 'Register' in a section if seats are not available.
  • Do not ask the faculty for 'instructor consent' to get into a closed course. Obtaining instructor consent does not allow you to register into a closed course, or to be moved off a waitlist.

Expected capacity = the final expected course limit. This number shows up on the course offering list.

Active Course Limit = current capacity limited by the department. This number often changes as more seats are opened for different class years, or to let a student off the waiting list. This number shows up on the course offering list details in WebAdvisor Search for Classes.

How to search for open sections - this is difficult to do in Student Planning. The easiest way to scan for open sections is to use the WebAdvisor 'Search for Classes'.