FAQs: Wait Listed Classes
What does the “Join Wait List” button mean?
- The “Join Wait List” button indicates that a class is full and has reached its maximum enrollment. Additional students cannot enroll in the class unless an enrolled student withdraws from the class.
How many people are on the Wait List?
- The “Join Wait List” button does not indicate how many students, if any, are waiting for an opening in the class. In some cases, joining the wait list may put your child first on the list to be contacted if a space becomes available. In most cases there are 2-5 students on the wait list, but popular courses may have 8-10. If you would like to know how many students are on a wait list, please contact the administrator.
What are my child’s chances of getting in a wait listed class?
- It is difficult to know what the chances are of being able to place a student from the wait list in a class. The administrator can make a judgment based on the number of students on the waitlist and the payment status of the enrolled students. If your have an alternate or back-up class choice for your child, you are encouraged to register for that class now, and will have an opportunity to switch out of it if the waitlisted class becomes available. Signing up for another class, does not change your position on the waitlist.
How soon will I know if my child gets in his/her wait listed class?
- Depending on how early you placed your child’s name on the wait list and how many students are ahead of him/her, it could be weeks or months before you hear anything about the wait list. Many changes, such as a job relocation or a last minute decision to enroll in traditional school, occur just weeks or days before the start of a new quarter. Therefore a wait listed family might not hear until a short time before classes are scheduled to begin. In order to finalize your family’s schedule, you are encouraged to register for an alternate or back-up class now, and will have an opportunity to switch out of it if the waitlisted class becomes available. Signing up for another class, does not change your position on the waitlist.
When there are multiple students on the wait list, how do you pick who is offered an open spot?
- When you add your child’s name to the wait list, he/she is added to the database with a date and time stamp. When a space becomes available in a class, it is offered to students on the wait list by e-mail in the order in which they were added to the wait list.
Do I have to pay for a wait listed class?
- No, you do not have to pay any fees for a wait listed class unless a space opens and you decide to enroll your child in the class.
I put my child’s name on the wait list during the early registration discount period. Will I still get the savings if a space becomes available at the last minute?
- Yes, if you added your child’s name to the wait list when the early discount was in effect, you will only pay the discounted amount if a space becomes available.
If I register my child for another class and a space becomes available in his first-choice, wait listed class, will I have to pay the class change/withdrawal fee?
- No, if a space becomes available in a wait listed class, and your child is enrolled in an alternate or second choice class in the same hour, you will not be asked the pay the $25.00 class change/withdrawal fee. However you would be asked to pay any difference in the cost of the class. Conversely, if the wait listed class costs less than the registered class, you would receive a refund for difference.
Is there anything I can do to bump my child ahead on the wait list?
- No, there is nothing that can be done to “bump” a student to the front of the wait list line. The best approach is for a family to select and register for an alternate, back-up class choice.