Permits are requested through the instructor only, your advisor cannot issue you a permit into a closed course. However, there are two options for getting into a closed course:
The first three columns tell you how many seats a class has (capacity): Cap, how many students have actually registered: Act, and how many seats remain "available": Rem. But if a course has a waitlist, then you need to look carefully at the NEXT THREE COLUMNS. Those tell you the number of waitlist capacity: WL Cap, the number of students currently on the waitlist:WL Act, and the number of spots open on the waitlist: WL Rem.
For example, if PSYC 2103-001 has a waitlist capacity of 5 students, and 5 students are already on the waitlist, so the waitlist is FULL. You cannot add yourself to this waitlist. However, section 012 also has a waitlist capacity of 5, but there are 0 students currently on the waitlist, so you COULD add yourself to this waitlist if this class were closed, and could actually be first on the list.
IF THERE ARE STUDENTS ON A WAITLIST FOR A SECTION OF THE COURSE, then those "Available" seats in column 3 are NOT REALLY AVAILABLE. They have already been promised to a student on the waitlist, who has received an email about the opening and has a certain amount of time (12-24 hours) to actually enroll in the class. So, in the example above, the 1 spot "available" in section 001 is not really available at all, because it has been promised to someone on the wait list. The one spot available in section 012, however, is a REAL OPENING that you could register for.
IF A CLASS HAS A WAITLIST (WL Cap is not 0), then a professor CANNOT give you a permit into the class, because that would jump you over students on the waitlist, and that would not be fair. The only way to get a seat for a waitlisted class is to get on the waitlist. If there is no waitlist, please review question 2 below.
Instructions for students to waitlist:
- Find the 5-digit CRN number to the far left of the course you are wanting to take
- Plug it in under the add/drop tab and submit changes
- It will not allow you to register, but there should be an option for a drop down
- Select the option for "Waitlist - Not Registered"
- If a seat opens up and you're next on the waitlist, you will be notified via UNCC email and will have a certain amount of time to register (24 hours before start of the semester, 12 hours beginning 7 calendar days before classes begin)
- To register if you are notified of an open seat go to the “Add/Drop/Withdraw Classes” link in Banner Self-Service and select Web Registered from the Action drop down
-Students cannot waitlist for multiple sections of the same course
-If more seats are added to a course, waitlist gets priority
For further details about the waitlist system and how to get on a waitlist, click here to go to the Registrar's website for information and a visual display.
The only way to receive a permit for a specific course is through the instructor. Advisors cannot bypass the instructor and issue students a permit for closed courses. As stated above, if there is a waitlist for the course you are wanting to get into, permits will not be issued for that course.