Get that class, waitlist is finally here
Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 22:05
Beginning in summer 2012 session, Citrus students may benefit from a newly developed waitlist system for an opportunity to add classes.
Once a course is full and closed, a waitlist may be available.
“Students will not have to wake up early to try and add a class anymore,” said Joyce Miyabe, Project Wingspan Enterprise Resource Planning Coordinator. “Now the students have a waitlist.”
Implementation of the waitlist gives students additional opportunities to get into a closed class.
“Before, once a class is full, the student would have to wait for another student to drop, or wait to add the first day of school,” said Registrar Kristina Spalding.
“There was no method and it was just random and chaotic. This new method will generate a list of students that want to be in the class.”
The option to be waitlisted is not automatic; the student must choose to put his or her name on the list.
“Other schools have had the waitlist for a long time,” said Citrus student Jeff Garcia.
“It is about time students have another way to enroll into a class without fighting all of the frenzied students the first week of school.”
The waitlist has a limit of 20 spots and the student will have a chance to register for the class based on their position on the list.
The student may view the waitlist on Wingspan registration. If a seat opens up, the student will be contacted via their Citrus College student email address.
Students can access their email accounts through Wingspan. There is also an option to link a personal address through Wingspan as well.
This is important because the student will only have a 24-hour window from when the waitlist spot opens up to register for the course through the normal Wingspan registration process.
If a student is not aware of his or her email then he or she may miss the opportunities.
“I am concerned that the students will not be watching their email,” said Linda Welz, chief information services officer.
“I would like all students to validate their emails and make sure it is up and running. Be prepared.”
The student may sign up for multiple waitlists, just not more than one for the same course.
“I do not have priority registration,” said Citrus student Jaymie Wiltshire. “This is great and I will be linking my email to my phone so that I don’t miss any chance.”
A student is not automatically removed from the waitlist once their schedule is full, they must remove themselves from the waitlist once a desired schedule is complete.
“I can’t see a negative side to offering another opportunity to students,” Spalding said.
Student government has been very active in helping advertise with the waitlist.
“Something to brag about to the students is that this has been a joint effort,” Welz said.”
Welz said that Brandi Garcia, commissioner of public relations, took an active role in helping design and advertise the flyer.
If a student is having trouble understanding the waitlist, email or has any questions there is lots of help available.
“A student can go to the library, to Student Services, IS 107 lab, call the help line,” Miyabe said.
“We are even hoping to have a kiosk active information center in the Student Services building to help and remind students to access their email.”
To log into Wingspan go to www.citruscollege.edu.
After logging in, to access a student email click personal information, there is a link to access and update a student email address.
For questions about the waitlist visit www.citruscollege.edu/ar/waitlist.