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Course Wait List

The Wait List is an enrolment function that can assist you in managing your time more effectively by monitoring and coordinating the enrolment into a full class.

Each wait list has 20 spaces and you can be on the wait list for up to 2 classes per term.

Why?

The wait list functionality allows you to place yourself in line for a space in a full class. When you are in position 1 and a space becomes available, the Wait List functionality will attempt to enrol you. Notification of this enrolment transaction will be sent to your Ryerson email account.

The wait list functionality has many benefits:

  • Get in line and save time!
  • Take control of your academic future!
  • Track your position!
  • Stay informed!
When?

The Wait List opens at the beginning of the Undergraduate Enrolment Period and closes on the last day to add to Wait Lists. The last day to add Wait Lists can be found in the Significant Dates in the current Academic Calendar.

How?
  1. Login to RAMSS.
  2. Select Enrol/Drop/Swap within the Academics section within your Student Center.
    Enrol/Drop/Swap link in Academic Section of Student Center
  3. Select the appropriate Term.
  4. Click Class Search.
  5. Uncheck the Show Open Classes Only checkbox.
    "Show Open Classes Only" check box unselected in Class Search section
  6. Select the class. Please note that classes that have the Wait List option and are full will be indicated with a Wait List icon symbol.
  7. Uncheck the Wait list if class full checkbox Checkbox in RAMSS.
    "Wait list if class is full" checkbox selected in RAMSS
  8. Complete the Wait List class enrolment by:
    • Ensure that the wait list class section is placed in your shopping cart.
    • Complete the transaction and click Finish Enrolling.
FAQ

What is the Wait List?
The Wait List is an enrolment function that can assist you in managing your time more effectively by monitoring and coordinating the enrolment into a full class.

Who can use the Wait List functionality?
All Undergraduate Program Students who are enrolling for a class that has an available wait list.

When does the Wait List open and close for the term?
The Wait List opens at the beginning of the Undergraduate Enrolment Period and closes on the last day to add to Wait Lists. The last day to add Wait Lists can be found in the Significant Dates in the current Academic Calendar.

How do I use the Wait List functionality?
Please see the Wait List step by step instructions under the How? tab on this page.

How many classes can I be on the wait list for?
You can be on the Wait List for a maximum of two classes per term.

How many spaces does each wait list contain?
Each Wait List has 20 spaces.

How can I view my position on the Wait List?
You can view your Wait Listed classes and position on your class schedule in your Student Center in RAMSS. Ensure that you select the Show Waitlisted Classes check box.

Will I receive a notification of my Wait List status?
Yes. When you are in position 1 and a space becomes available, the Wait List functionality will attempt to enrol you. Notification of this enrolment transaction will be sent to your Ryerson email account.

In the event the Wait List functionality was unable to enrol you as the result of a(n):

  • Timetabling Conflict:
    You cannot be enrolled in more than one class scheduled at the same time. To resolve this conflict you will need to drop the conflicting class.
  • Hold on your Account:
    You will not be enrolled from the wait list if there are any holds on your Ryerson student account that prevent enrolment. A hold is a restriction placed on your RAMSS account related to outstanding fees owed or other unresolved obligation with the University.
    To resolve this hold you will need to review your holds in your Student Center and contact the appropriate department for further advisement (as indicated in the hold description).
  • Missing Pre-Requisites or Co-Requisites:
    You must meet all pre-requisite or co-requisite requirements in order to be enrolled in a class from the Wait List.
    To resolve this Pre-Requisite or Co-Requisite issue you will need to review the requirements listed in the Ryerson Calendar, and make any necessary changes to your class schedule.
  • Enrolment in Another Section of the Same Course:
    You cannot be enrolled in more than one section of the same course.
    To resolve this issue you will need to drop the other section of the same course that you are wait listed for.


What happens if I drop a wait list section?
If you drop a class that you are on the wait list for, the class will be removed from your class schedule and you will lose your position on the wait list.

Will RAMSS let me join the wait list for a class that I am not eligible for?
You are responsible for ensuring that you are eligible for any course that you are on the wait list for and that there will not be any conflicts with the rest of your class schedule.

You will not be able to add a wait list class to your schedule in RAMSS if you do not have the prerequisites or meet other eligibility requirements.

If you become ineligible to take a class after you join the wait list (e.g. by dropping a prerequisite), the conflict will prevent the system from enrolling you in the class when a position becomes available.

Can I reserve a spot on a wait list using the swap a class function?
Reserving a spot on a wait list using the swap a class function is not recommended.

Why haven’t I been enrolled from the wait list when RAMSS shows that spaces are available in the class?
You might see spaces become available in the class if you look on RAMSS. Those spaces will be filled in sequence from the wait list.

As the process to enrol students from the wait list is run at specific times of day the available spaces may not be filled immediately.