When the course enrollment limit is reached, students may have the option of putting their names on an electronic waitlist (most Sociology courses have electronic waitlists, though not all NYU schools and departments offer electronic waitlists). If a registered student drops the course, the first student on the waitlist is automatically enrolled in his or her place, providing this student has set up a SWAP course (this is the course they would be willing to drop in the event a place opens in the waitlisted course). The electronic waitlist remains active until the end of the second week of classes.
During the first week of classes, your class roster may fluctuate as registered students drop the course and waitlisted students move onto the class roster. You should also anticipate that some waitlisted students will attend the first class meeting and ask for your permission to register. While it is impossible to predict whether or not openings may become available, we would advise you to encourage students who are lower on the waitlist to look for another course.
To view your waitlist, go to your class roster, and in the “Enrollment Status” box, select “Waiting” from the drop-down menu.