If you're eligible to take a course but it's closed or full, you may request to be placed on a waitlist in your UCDAccess student portal, if the department has determined
that a waitlist will be offered. Placing your name on a waitlist does not guarantee that you will be enrolled in that course. However, waitlists have proven to be a very effective tool for students who'd like to try to register for classes that have closed.
You can wait-list yourself for a class while you're already enrolled in a different section of that same class. But, the system recognizes that you're already enrolled in the class, and because of that you will only advance as far as first position in the waitlist. Unless you drop the other section of the class, you will never get enrolled. To get around that, register for your second choice section and then use the “drop ___ class if enrolled” function when adding yourself to the waitlist for your first choice section. By indicating what class you want dropped if your first choice becomes available, the system will take care of it for you automatically. The exception to this is Special Topics courses.
Monitor your status on the waitlist by frequently logging in to UCDAccess. Once a space becomes available you will be enrolled in the course. You will be responsible for the tuition if you are enrolled from the waitlist, even if you do not attend. If you decide not to take the course, it is your responsibility to drop it according to the published deadlines in the Academic Calendar.