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How it Works
Frequently Asked Questions

How it Works

No More Crashing

Add codes have been replaced with the Wait List. Students can enroll in any open seats through the fifth day* of classes. No add codes and no crashing required.

*The fifth-day rule applies to fall and spring semesters only. The timeline is different for summer session.

Manage Your Wait List, Not Your Add Codes

Since the Wait List is automated, students and faculty must actively monitor and manage their wait lists. A student's ranking on a course section's wait list may change at any time depending on other students who are added or removed from the wait list or faculty adding seats to their course sections.

Faculty will no longer distribute add codes to individual students. Faculty can add students through the enrollment management tools in SDSU WebPortal by selecting the number of students to add to course sections. Student information remains anonymous until after students are added to the course section.

Ranking Criteria

The Wait List ranking is calculated based on completion of prerequisites for the course, a student’s units earned, and if the student already is enrolled in a section for that class. The Wait List ranking is subject to change at any time throughout the registration and schedule adjustment period.

Registration Timelines

Summer S1

Registration Opens March 4, Auto Enroll ends May 30, schedule adjustment Deadline June 5.

Summer T1

Registration Opens March 4, Auto Enroll ends June 3, schedule adjustment Deadline June 7.

Summer S2

Registration Opens March 4, Auto Enroll ends July 11, schedule adjustment Deadline July 17.