This is a centralized waiting list application that can be used by all departments.
Many classes get full, and students aren't able to enroll in those classes. Gold has no integrated waiting list functionality, thus this service is a short term solution at centralizing the waiting lists that some departments might use.
What are some of the benefits of using this application?
The number of emails between the instructor and a potential student would be greatly minimized concerning getting on the waiting list for a course that is full.
Undergraduate advisors will save time not having to do manual checks on prerequisties for students on a waiting list for a course, as this will be done automatically.
Departments that have developed or are developing their own web based waiting list application can retire that service
if they use the centralized service.
When utilized by most departments, it will provide the student one location to easily get on a waiting list.
How does it work?
An undergraduate advisor(advisor) creates a course waiting list with information about that specific course.
During the "open period" of the waiting list, a student may join the waiting list. This puts a timestamp
on when you joined the list, and will provide you an opportunity to tell the instructor or advisor why you
need the course, and if you don't currently have the prerequistes why.
An automated process will gather information to help the advisor determine if you have the prerequisites for the course and gather other information that might help prioritize who gets any add codes that might become available.
The advisor will download an excel spreadsheet of everyone who is on the waiting list(who hasn't been removed).
Using this spreadsheet and possibly other information, the advisor or instructor will determine who gets add codes
and deliver them to the student. This method of delivery may be different for each class and department.
What are the important things I need to know?
Getting on a waiting list, does not guarantee you a spot in the class.
The existence of a waiting list, does not guarantee there will be additional spots available in the course.
Make sure you carefully read the notes about this course waiting list, and the departments policies on
"crashing/course waiting list" if they exist. That policy might be a link on the course waiting list, or it might be on
that departments website.
When you submit your information to be on the course waiting list write clearly and professionally. once you submit your information, you will not be able to change it.
Currently, the only email you might receive from this application, is if the advisor decides to remove you from waiting list, or if the system detects you got enrolled in the course and withdraws you from the waitlist.
Add codes are issued by the advisor or instructor, they are not issued by this application nor are you added to the course automatically by getting on the waiting list..
Frequently Asked Questions
How will I know if I get in the course?
Check the departmental policy for this course on waiting lists/crashing. It should answer that question.
Generally, add codes would be handed out in class.
I don't have a UCSBnetID or Perm #
The only students who can use this, are students who are enrolled via GOLD at UCSB.
You might check
about getting help on your UCSBnetID or U-Mail account.
students needing support on the waitlist - please contact your undergrad advisor
undergrad advisors needing support - please contact your department technical support
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