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What the waitlist is and why it exists:

Certain class sections that are full may give students the opportunity to waitlist that class section. It affords students equal opportunity to sign up on the waitlist for the possibility of gaining entrance into a full course. 

The implementation of a waitlist on a course is at the discretion of the department. 

How the waitlist works:

If a space becomes available in a course section that has a waitlist implemented, the first student on the waitlist will be notified via their TWU e-mail. The student will have just 24 hours from the time the e-mail is sent (not when it was opened) to register for the course.  *It is very important to check your TWU e-mail frequently.  If you miss your 24 hour time period to register for a waitlisted course, the permission will expire.

If the student does not register within that 24 hour period, their permission will expire and the opportunity to register will pass to the next student on the waitlist. The student who did not register during their permission period may elect to be put back on the waitlist, but will go to the bottom of the list

If the student that is first on the waitlist does register for their waitlisted course during the 24 period, then the next time a seat opens in the course the next person on the waitlist will be notified in the same manner. 

Helpful information:

  • Students are strongly urged to check their TWU e-mail frequently.
  • Students can manage their waitlisted courses through Web Advisor.
  • Be advised that waitlisted courses do not count as registered courses.
  • Students who want to register for a closed class section are urged to register for another section to avoid being shut out of the course entirely, particularly if one’s financial aid award is dependent upon full-time enrollment.

page updated 4/14/2014 2:16 PM

Summer & Fall 2014 Early Registration Dates:

Grade Level/Group


Graduate Students, & Priority Registration Groups

April 01

Seniors & Post-Baccalaureates

April 08

Juniors             April 15
Sophomores  April 22
Freshmen April 29


State Mandated Immunization Requirement

Effective January 1, 2012, Texas law requires that all new and transfer college students must receive a vaccination or booster against bacterial meningitis.

Students required to have the vaccination or booster will not be able to register for courses until a valid immunization record or exemption document has been provided to the Office of the Registrar or the Office of Admissions Processing 

For more on this requirement, please visit the Meningitis Vaccination page.