ECON Permission Numbers and Waitlists

2000-level ECON courses
The Economics Department uses the Wait List function in Studentadmin for 2000+level courses.
They will also reserve most seats for ECON majors. ECON minors and others should waitlist and Permission Numbers (P#s) will be emailed as seats become available either by being unused or dropped and reopened.

1000-level ECON courses
There are no waitlists in Studentadmin for 1000-level ECON courses. They are first come first served as seats open up.

If you are unable to enroll in an ECON class because the class is full or the open seats are reserved for majors, as long as you have met the prerequisites, you can add yourself on the wait list for the class.

How to waitlist in Studentadmin

Once majors have had the opportunity to register, we will begin to issue permission numbers to others on the wait list for unused seats. We will also continue to issue permission numbers to those on the wait lists as students drop their seats in the class until the semester begins and through the add/drop period during the first 2 weeks of the semester.

The permission number system for the ECON Dept is centralized and we will adhere to those on the wait list to ensure all students have the same opportunity. Therefore, it is best to put yourself on the wait list and you will be notified if we can issue you a permission number.

How do I waitlist in Studentadmin?

If the course is in your shopping cart:

– Click on the blue link for the class number.
– You will see a check box for “wait list if full”. Check the box, even if the class has open seats.
– Click the green button on the bottom till you get back to your shopping cart.
– Then enroll in the class by selecting the square radio button to the left of the class and click the green “ENROLL” button.
– Click the green button on the bottom to enroll and continue to click the green buttons to confirm until you see a green check mark confirmation that you have been added to the wait list for that class.

If the course is NOT in your shopping cart:
– Search for the class
– As you try to add the class to your shopping cart, one screen will have a check box that says “Wait list if full”. Check the box, even if the class is not full.
– Click the green buttons on the bottom until it has successfully been added to your shopping cart.
– Then try to enroll in the class by selecting the square radio button to the left of the class and click the green “ENROLL” button.
– Click the green button on the bottom to enroll and continue to do so to confirm until you see a green check mark confirmation that you have been added to the wait list for that class.

 

Should I contact the instructor?

 

No. With the exception of a few classes, instructors are not issuing permission numbers for ECON classes.
The permission number system is centralized using the wait list function in Studentadmin and numbers will be issued ONLY to those on the wait list.

 

Should I email the Department for a P# after I have waitlisted?

 

No. Once you waitlist, you will be considered for any open seats and we will only issue P#’s based on the priority set (see next question). Sending an email to the instructor or department will not affect your ability to receive a P#.

 

How can I know what number I am on the waitlist?

 

Although Studentadmin will tell you what number you are on the waitlist, we issue P#’s based on priority of all students on the list at any given time. Therefore, there is no easy way to identify where you stand on the wait list. We must first accommodate ECON majors before proceeding to other students on the list. We also consider class standing (if someone needs it to graduate that semester) and other factors.

This is the order of priority:
1. ECON Majors
2. Individualized Majors
3. ECON Minors
4. Exchange students
5. CLAS Students
6. Others
We also give priority based on class standing within these groups: seniors first, juniors, sophomores, then freshmen.

 

How will I know if I can receive a Permission Number?

 

You will be emailed a P# with a deadline to use it by to your UConn email address. Always be sure to check your UConn email, even over breaks! Be sure to use your # by the deadline or the seat will be issued to the next person in line.

 

When will I hear if I can get a Permission Number?

 

After majors have had the opportunity to register, we will begin to issue permission numbers to the other students on the wait list. We will also continue to issue permission numbers as students drop their seats in the class, until the semester begins and through to the ADD-DROP period of the first 2 weeks of the semester. Therefore, you may be emailed a permission number anytime after registration begins, through the first two weeks of classes. If you no longer want a permission number, please delete your wait list entry so we can issue the number to the next person in line.

 

What is the first day I can add to the waitlist?

 

Once your enrollment date (pick time) starts.

 

What is the last day I can add to the waitlist?

 

You can add yourself to the waitlist until the last day of add/drop.

 

Why can’t I add myself to the waitlist?

 

If you are not offered the waitlist option box for an ECON class, you most likely have not met the pre-requisites. Check the pre-reqs for the class in the course descriptions. Some other reasons may be:
• Enrollment appointment date/time (pick time) has not yet been reached
• Requisites for the class are not met (Message is returned to student that requisites are not met, does not tell them specifically what type of requisite is not met)
• Maximum units to wait list reached (10 credit waitlist limit)
• Instructor or Department Consent required to enroll in the class
• The academic department has chosen not to offer waitlist seats for the class.
• A hold that prevents adding a class
• The last day to wait list has passed
• Already on the waitlist for the class
• Class is not yet closed
• Waitlist is at its capacity

 

What do you mean by requisites for the class?

 

Classes that require students have a particular academic level, a particular major or minor plan, a particular sub-plan, including or excluding specific classes, or a certain number of units (credits) are examples of requisites.

 

If an enrolled student drops a class and a seat opens up, do Waitlisted students get in first?

 

The class will remain closed and only those students issued permission numbers will be allowed to enroll. But only those on the waitlist will get emailed a P#.

 

Can students be on the waitlist for more than one section of the same class?

 

Yes, under certain circumstances a student can be waitlisted for more than one section of the same class:
• Not already enrolled in another section of the same class.
• Class has a single component only, such as lecture.
• Maximum number of wait list units (10) has not been reached.
• Wait listed for another section of a multiple component class (such as lecture and discussion or lecture and lab) that does not auto enroll into the same lecture.

 

How will a student move from the waitlist to be enrolled in the class?

 

Students are contacted via email with a class permission number to add themselves to the class. Students will use the class permission number to enroll in the class via the student administration system. Permission numbers will have expiration dates that could be as long as 24 hours to a few weeks. Students need to be sure to make note of how long they have to register, otherwise the seat will be given to someone else.

 

Will students ever use class permission numbers to add themselves to the waitlist?

 

No, class permission numbers are used only for official registration.

 

Can a student waitlist for a class that conflicts in meeting time with an enrolled class?

 

Yes, students are allowed to wait list for classes that may conflict with enrolled classes. The student would have to resolve the time issue when allowed to enroll in the class. Permission numbers do not override time conflicts.

 

Is there a limit to the number of classes that can be waitlisted?

 

The limit is set by using credits/units rather than classes. Students have a limit of 10 credits/units of waitlisted classes at one time.

 

Are the waitlisted credits counted into the student’s total credits for the term?

 

Enrolled units and wait listed units are counted separately. Waitlisted courses are not counted towards full-time status or calculated in bills.

 

How does the waitlist work for classes with a reserved capacity?

 

If you are a major and there are open reserved seats for majors, you can enroll freely in the course. Once the class fills, majors may waitlist for the class. As students drop and the seat opens, a P# will be emailed to the student on the current waitlist with the most priority.

Non majors may enroll freely for any non-reserved seats. Once the unreserved seats fill, the student can waitlist for the class. The student will first receive the error message that only reserved seats remain and will be offered the option to wait list if a wait list capacity is set for the class.

 

Will waitlisted classes appear on the study list and enrollment summary?

 

Yes, wait listed classes will appear on both.

 

Can a student be both enrolled and waitlisted for different sections of the same class?

 

Yes, but only if you waitlist for a section AFTER you are already enrolled in another section.

• Only if the class has a single component such as a lecture
• Class with multiple components that does not auto enroll into the same lecture.
• Class with multiple components that does not share any class numbers.

If you are waitlisted for more than one section of the same class, once you enroll in one section with a P#, you will automatically be removed from the waitlist for the other section. You may re-add yourself to the waitlist for a preferred section after you are enrolled in the other.

 

Do students remain on the waitlist after they have enrolled in the class?

 

No, the student’s name is removed from the wait list of that section and any other section of the same course.

 

How do departments and instructors know who is on the waitlist?

 

Class waitlists are available through class rosters in Studentadmin.

 

Can students see who else is on the waitlist for a class?

 

No, a student can only confirm that s/he is on the waitlist for the class.

 

Can students see their position on the waitlist?

 

When students register for the wait list, they are notified of their position on it. However, this does not reflect their priority on the list.

 

Can students drop themselves from a waitlist?

 

Yes, and they should when they decide they no longer want a P# for that class, so the # can be issued to the next person in line.

 

If a class has multiple components (ie: Lecture and Lab) and multiple sections, do all sections of the class need to be closed before students can add themselves to the waitlist?

 

No. Once the enrollment component of the class is closed, students can add themselves to the wait list. If a class offers 3 different discussion sections that all auto-enroll into the same lecture, once the discussion section is closed, students can add themselves to the wait list. The lecture and other discussion sections do NOT have to also be closed.