Most courses can maintain a wait list after reaching the enrollment limit. The University uses the lists of names appearing on wait lists to determine the actual demand for a particular course and the possibility of adding sections of needed classes. The names are recorded on the wait lists in the order of demand.
When classes you have selected are closed, you should plan to select one of your alternate courses. However, your name CAN be placed on the "wait list" for the closed class.
< You may only be wait-listed for ONE section of any course. If you really need the course and space is available in other sections, you should go ahead and register for another section if your schedule permits.*
< You may not wait list for a different section of a course for which you are registered.*
< If a space becomes available in a wait-listed course, the FIRST person on the wait list will be placed in the class and others on the list will move up in line (exceptions will be made in SCP courses - see below). IF YOU ARE REGISTERED FOR ANY OTHER COURSE AT THE SAME TIME AS THE WAIT-LISTED CLASS, YOU WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE WAIT LIST - NOT REGISTERED INTO THE CLASS!!
< In Senior Capstone courses, Liberal Arts seniors graduating that term who participated in early registration receive priority. However, seniors may NOT wait list and/or register in more than one SCP course.*
< Following the above guidelines, be sure to get on the wait list for closed classes you need. You can go ahead and register for alternate courses NOT taught in the same time period. YOU MUST LEAVE THE TIME PERIOD FREE FOR POSSIBLE AUTOMATIC REGISTRATION IN COURSES YOU HAVE WAIT-LISTED.
< If you are automatically registered in your wait-listed course, the Registrar's Office will send a copy of your new schedule to your Mercer e-mail account.
* STUDENTS WHO APPEAR ON WAIT LISTS FOR MORE THAN ONE SECTION OF A COURSE, OR WHO ARE REGISTERED FOR ONE SECTION AND WAIT LISTED ON ANY OTHER SECTION(S) OF THE SAME COURSE WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE WAIT LIST(S). CHECK BEARPORT REGULARLY FOR CHANGES IN YOUR SCHEDULE; YOU WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED OF THESE DROPS.
REMEMBER: If you change your mind about a class you have wait listed, please use Bearport and "drop" the wait-listed class or come by the Registrar's Office so that we will not register you automatically if space becomes available. Also, your name on the wait list can prevent others from registering for the class! See the academic calendar for the date web registration closes each term.