Waitlist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

All of the ASL class sections that fit in my schedule are full. What can I do?

You are encouraged to add your name to the waitlist through Buckeye Link for all sections for which you are available. Once you are on the waitlist, you can contact the instructor by email and attend the first day of class to let him or her know of your intent to take the class. Be prepared that the instructor may not allow you to stay in class if there are not enough seats or space to allow for visual access. None of this guarantees that you will get into the class. The waitlist is operated automatically by the Registrar. See below for the process.

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I'm on a waitlist for ASL 1101. Can the instructor sign me in?

No. Our classes are capped at 24 students to ensure quality interaction with your classmates and your instructor. Waitlists are run automatically by the OSU Registrar through the first Friday of every semester. Instructors can only sign in a student after that IF there is a seat available. This is at the instructor's discretion and on a first-come, first-served policy.

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What are my chances of getting in to the class if I'm on a waitlist?

It all depends on the circumstances for any given semester, such as if and how many seats become available and your position on the waitlist. The ASL Program has no control over the waitlist process.

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How does the Waitlist works within SIS? (Student Information System):

Students can sign up for a class waitlist via Buckeyelink and SIS. As spaces open, students are moved up the waitlist and ideally into the class in the order they signed up.

  • If the section you are interested in is full, you will be given the option to waistlist for that section.
  • You are added into a course from the waitlist on a "first-on, first-off" basis as space becomes available that fits your schedule.
  • You should attend the first week of classes if your waitlist number is low. This is especially important for ASL 1101 class since instruction starts on the first day of class.
  • The waitlist is run automatically by the Registrar through the first Friday of the semester. After the first Friday, the waitlist is deleted and no one will be added to a course from the waitlist. 
  • It is your responsibility to know whether or not you have been put into a course and to monitor your waitlist on a regular basis. You will be notified by email if you are added to a course from the waitlist, so be sure to frequently check your email and your schedule from the time you register through the first Friday of the semester. 
  • After the first Friday of the semester,iInstructors may sign in a student IF there is a seat available. This is at the instructor's discretion and on a first-come, first-served policy.

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