Waitlisting allows students to virtually line-up for a seat in a course that has been filled up and receive a notification if a seat opens.

How it works

  • If a seat becomes available, the first student on the waitlist will receive notice to their RCBC email.
  • The first student will be given a short deadline after which the next student on the waitlist will be offered the seat.


  • Joining a waitlist offers a place in line. There is no guarantee a seat will be available.
  • Students must monitor their RCBC email account daily so they can act when a seat becomes available. This keeps the list moving for everyone else.
  • Be sure you are eligible for the course before joining a waitlist. You will not be able to register if you haven’t met the course prerequisites or if your account has a hold.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join a waitlist?
  1. Log in to Self-Service through your BaronOne account.
  2. If a class is filled, select “waitlist.”
  3. If a seat becomes available, you will receive a message to your RCBC email that gives you a deadline to register for the class or forfeit your spot in line.
  4. To register for the seat, log into Self-Service through Baronone.
    1. In Self-Service, select “Manage My Waitlist” and then select “Register” next to the open class.
    2. In Student Planning, go to “Plan and Schedule,” select the “Timeline” tab and go to the term for which you are waitlisting. Select register.
  5. Check your email for a confirmation message.
Do all RCBC courses have waitlists?

No, some courses do not have a waitlist. For spring and summer 2019, waitlists are available for these courses:

  • Anthropology 102
  • Biology 110 and 204
  • Chemistry 116
  • Nursing 220
  • Philosophy 101
  • Psychology 101
  • Speech 102
  • English 080 and 101
  • Math 012 and 112.

* Waitlists will be available for all classes in fall 2019.

If there is a waitlist available, you will see the following message when you attempt to register for a closed section: “Course filled. Either add to the wait list or look for an available section”.

Does being on a waitlist guarantee me a seat?

No, being on a waitlist does not guarantee you a seat. It only indicates your interest to enroll in the course if a seat opens up.

Is there any other way to get into a class that has a waitlist?

No. In fairness to all students, there cannot be exceptions to the waitlist feature.

How much time do I have after receiving an email saying that my class has an opening?

You will have 24 hours to register for that seat. If you miss the deadline, you will lose your place in line and other students on the waitlist will be offered the seat.

Will I be charged for a class if I’m on the waitlist?

No, you will only be charged tuition and fees if you actually register for the class.

Are course corequisite and prerequisite rules and other registration restrictions checked before I can waitlist for a class sect

You will be able to put yourself on the waitlist however, the rules and restrictions will be checked at the point of registration (should a seat become available).

Is there a limit to the number of students who can add themselves to a waitlist?

No, we do not have a maximum number of students that can waitlist for a course section.

Can I add myself to more than one waitlist?

Yes! You can put yourself on waitlists for different courses, but you cannot waitlist yourself in multiple sections of the same course.


  • YES – waitlist for any ENG-101 section  AND waitlist for any SPE-102 section
  • NO – waitlist for an ENG-101-102 section AND waitlist for an ENG-101-103 section