Waitlist Policy

WWU waitlist system

All undergraduate courses in mathematics and math / computer science, except those for which eligibility is subject to instructor permission, will participate in Western's electronic waitlist system.

Instructor Approval does not override the waitlist; it only makes the student eligible for the course. A student who obtains an Instructor's Approval may enroll in the course if space is available or may be added to the waitlist if the course is filled, but will not automatically skip the waitlist.

If you have questions about using the waitlist system, consult Western's Waitlist System FAQ, or contact the Registrar's Office at (360) 650-3432.

Waitlist management

The Department of Mathematics reserves the right to re-order the position of students on any class waitlist based on class standing, graduation date, declared major or minor concentration, satisfaction of course prerequisites, and relevant academic record.

In certain classes seats will be set aside for designated groups of students, such as Honors students and students completing particular programs as a cohort. Such seats will be allocated to students in the designated group through waitlist re-ordering, but will not be available to other students.

First day of class

Students on a class waitlist should attend the first day of class unless notified by the instructor not to attend. A student on the waitlist who gets the opportunity to add the class but who did not attend the first day of class may be instructed to drop the class, according to University policy (see Class Attendence).

Page Updated 03.29.2017