Closed classes and the Waitlist

Crashing a Closed Class

If a class is closed (all spaces in the class are filled) and wait list is not available, you will have to “crash” the class. In order to crash a closed class, you must attend the first class meeting. If the class is online, please email the instructor.  Let the instructor know you are not enrolled and wish to “crash” the class. If there are no-shows (enrolled students who don’t claim their seats), you may have an opportunity to be added to the instructor’s student specific permission list to add the class. There are no guarantees on whether or not a student will be successful in crashing a class. Once added to the instructor’s student specific permission list, you will need to log into your MyPalomar and add the class prior to the add deadline.

Getting on a Waitlist

If a class is full you can add yourself to the waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis. Not all classes have a waitlist. When a seat becomes available, you may have an opportunity to be added to the instructor’s student specific permission list to add the class. Here’s more information on waitlists including placing yourself on a waitlist.  Check daily your email/and or the status of wait listed classes on MyPalomar.

Waitlist Procedure

MyPalomar uses an auto-enroll system. Auto-enroll will automatically enroll you based on your position number when a seat becomes available. Auto-enroll occurs regularly throughout the registration period prior to the beginning of a semester.

  • You will be notified via email if you have been auto-enrolled from a wait list into a class.
  • If a student is automatically enrolled in a class, additional fees will be charged by this enrollment and must be paid within ten calendar days to avoid being dropped.
  • Classes for which you are wait listed do not count as official enrollment and may not be used to fulfill enrollment requirements toward financial aid, Veterans benefits, athletic participation or verifications of enrollment.

Students will NOT be auto-enrolled from the wait list if any one of the following conditions exists:

  • Corequisites or prerequisites for the wait listed class are not met.
  • Hold on student record (past due fees, address hold, SSN verification, disciplinary hold, etc).
  • Official enrollment into the same course but different section.
  • Time conflict with another course.

Add/Drop Forms

You will need an add/drop form to add a class once the last day to add without permission has expired (usually 2 weeks after the semester begins)

Last modified on May 9, 2023