Registration Waitlist

Registering for classes can be stressful as students try to meet the curriculum needs for their discipline in a timely manner. When class occupancy is full, an eligible student can select the waitlist option to enroll in the class if a seat becomes available. The waitlist saves students from having to continuously monitor for an opening in the class. When enrolled students drop the class, eligible waitlisted students are moved up in the queue for vacated seats in the class. When registering for classes in ONE.UF, students can see the waitlist option (if available for the course) with an +Add to Wait List button for the course offering if that class is closed. A waitlist for certain classes can become available as early as the first day of class enrollment. Departments offering the courses have the option to reorder waitlist positions.


Note: Not every class will offer a waitlist. It is up to the department offering the class.


There is no limit on the number of classes you may wait-list, and you are not fee liable until you register for the class. If you have successfully been added to the waitlist, you will receive emails and texts to alert you to enroll when a seat becomes available. Emails will be sent to your UFL.EDU email address and texts to the mobile number you provided in your ONE.UF profile. Notifications run hourly except between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.


When a class seat opens and you are notified, you have limited time in which to enroll from the waitlist. This can range from 4-24 hours, depending on the point in the registration cycle; however, it is advisable not to delay. If you do not enroll in the allotted time, you will be dropped from the waitlist. Waitlists are no longer active on the last day of drop/add.


Joining the waitlist does not guarantee you a seat in the class. You must meet the eligibility requirements and register for the class in a timely manner when you receive notification of an open seat.


Removal from the Waitlist

Successful enrollment in a course will automatically remove you from any wait lists for other sections of the course.

If you no longer want to enroll in the class that you have waitlisted, it is your responsibility to remove yourself from the waitlist. If you registered from the waitlist and do not wish to take the class, it is your responsibility to drop the class before the last day to drop. If you fail to do this, you will be fee liable for the class, and you will receive a grade for the course.

Waitlist FAQs

  • The class is not enabled by the department to accept waitlist seats.
  • The class is not closed. The + Add to Wait List button will become available as soon as the section fills up.
  • You do not have a valid registration start time during the advance registration period.
  • You have hold(s) that prevent registration.
  • You do not meet the class prerequisites.
  • You have a hold(s) that prevent registration.
  • The registration does not comply with UF’s repeat policy.
  • You are already registered in another section of the class. You will have to drop the other section.
  • You have a time conflict with another course in your schedule.
  • You would be exceeding the maximum credits allowed for the term.
  • Waitlist seat assessment runs hourly. Seats remain held for waitlisted students until:

  • Students from the waitlist are notified and add themselves.
  • Students drop themselves from the waitlist.
  • Students fail to enroll themselves during the allotted time and are removed from the waitlist systematically.
  • The waitlist process will end the day prior to the last day of drop/add for the term.

    Note: Courses on a student’s schedule that are still in Wait List status will be cleared at 12:00 a.m. on the last day of drop/add.

    Students are notified by text and email if seats are available. Students will have X hours after notification to register before they are removed from the waitlist:

  • 24 hours to enroll from waitlist: beginning of Advance Registration up until the week before the Regular Registration deadline.
  • 12 hours to enroll from waitlist: one week before Regular Registration deadline through the beginning of drop/add.
  • 4 hours to enroll from waitlist: drop/add.
  • Note: Waitlists are not active the last day of drop/add.

    The waitlist option only shows in ONE.UF once all the seats in the class section have been filled. When you click + Add Course and perform a course search, you will notice an + Add to Wait button beside classes that have available waitlist seats.

    Once the waitlist capacity has been reached, the waitlist feature is unavailable, and the Wait List: # (Full) icon will display beside the section in Class Search.

    Panel view with Wait List button highlighted.

    A waitlist may be available as early as the first day of the student's advance registration start time. If waitlist spaces are available, students may add themselves to the waitlist until the day prior to the last day of drop/add.

    No. If you wish to replace an existing course with a course for which you have become eligible through the waitlist process, you must drop the existing course.

    Students can monitor the Wait-Listed Classes portion of their schedules on ONE.UF to see their waitlist position number(s). Or a student may wait to be notified via email and text once a seat is available. If the Enroll From Wait List button is visible, the student may attempt to add.

    Panel view with Wait List position 1 highlighted.