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On the day an instructor admits a student from either type of Wait List, the student will see a status of "Approved" in SSOL. The student will then be automatically enrolled overnight. The Wait List tool will close on Thursday evening before the end of the Change of Program period in the fall and spring semesters.
Auto-fill Wait List: Allows students to enroll into a course as seats become available, and students can see their position number on Auto-fill Wait Lists in SSOL.
Self-managed Wait Lists: Allows instructors to manually add students to a course, and students will not see a position number in SSOL.
We have developed the following reference documents:
Faculty Tips and Tricks
Wait Lists and what to request…
Toggling Between Auto-Fill and Self-Managed Wait Lists
In general, instructors (in accordance with academic departmental procedures) have discretion to manage their own Wait Lists, as well as to exceed course caps.
For example, to ensure a particular student is admitted to a course, the best option for an instructor using an auto-fill Wait List would be to temporarily change to a self-managed Wait List, using the following steps:
Keep in Mind: You can admit specific students to your course without doing anything to the other students on the Wait List. In other words, there’s no need to use the “deny” option in this case. The “Deny” option is for instructors who want to let students know that there is no possibility that they will be admitted to the course and don’t want to keep them waiting unnecessarily.
The Wait List feature for course registration in SSOL went live for participating schools on the first day of classes of Fall 2013, Tuesday, September 3.