A waitlist allows the student to wait for an open seat in a full class. Being on a waitlist does not guarantee enrollment in the class. If an enrolled student drops, the open seat may be filled by the next student on the waitlist in priority order. Payment within 24 hours is required to complete enrollment in the class.
Students are not officially enrolled until their name appears on your current class roster, available on the Faculty tab of the MyVCCCD portal. Canvas is not the official class roster.
Students will receive an automated notification to their Ventura College student email when they are dropped from the waitlist.
The waitlist process functions different for semester length classes versus short term classes. Please consult the start and end dates of your course carefully to determine which process applies.
Semester Length Classes
The waitlist process extends through the end of census and applies to both semester length and short term classes, which means students can still add their names onto waitlists for the 1st week of the semester. Add authorization numbers will not be needed until the beginning of the 2nd week of the semester.
As students drop classes and adjust their schedules during the first week and as you drop no-show enrolled students, their movement out of a class will open up a seat and the 1st waitlisted student will automatically be enrolled. This will then allow all other students on the waitlist to move up a position and create space for a new student to add their name to the waitlist.
Short Term Classes
Waitlists for short term classes close on the census date.
Students that are waitlisted will have access to Canvas. When a student is waitlisted, they will show up on your roster as waitlisted.
They will only have access to Canvas as a waitlisted student until census is recorded for both semester length and short term classes.
This means if the student is not officially registered after the time allotted was a waitlist student, they will be automatically dropped from the waitlist and lose access to Canvas.
Please be advised the list of students in Canvas is not the official class roster. Waitlisted students will show up on your Canvas list, but this does not mean they are officially registered in the course.
Students that are waitlisted in your class will show up in Canvas as waitlisted.