Spring 2023 Waitlist

Updated November 2022

While the department understands the importance of jobs, internships, and student organizations, we cannot force students into sections due to conflicts with such schedules.

Please do not email your advisor requesting your place in line or a status update. Students will receive a notification to their TAMU email if a seat becomes available to them. Be sure to monitor your email daily.

Eligible Courses

FINC courses only. We are currently not accepting waitlist requests for any program restricted or application based courses. Waitlisting is not available for honors sections. FINC 341-500 is a program restricted course.

Note: The Finance Department cannot force into courses in other departments (i.e. COMM, MGMT, ACCT, etc).

How does the waitlist system work?

Students may add themselves to a waitlist during open registration (begins November 21st) through the TAMU registration system. If seat(s) become available, the student next in line on the waitlist will be notified via email notification and given the opportunity to register for the course. Once a student elects to add themselves to a waitlist, they are responsible for monitoring their TAMU email daily as prompt action is required, otherwise the notice may expire and notice would be sent to the next designated person from the waitlist. 

How do I join a waitlist?

Registering for a place on the waitlist for a class is similar to registering for a seat in the class.

When registering for courses in Howdy, and a course is full,  you will see a “Registration Add Error” and you will have the option of electing to be on the waitlist in the Action drop down menu. The schedule will now display this class status as “Wait Listed”.

Am I guaranteed a seat in a course if I am on the waitlist?

No. Adding to the waitlist does not guarantee a student a specific place on the waitlist, nor will it guarantee one would be offered a seat in the course.

Notification schedule

  • Notices will be sent at approximately 11pm and students would have to take action before the notice expires at approximately 4pm the next day.
  • Notices will only be sent on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights when registration is open.
  • Students who receive a notice are required to add themselves to the class.  Students are not automatically added to a course if offered a seat from the waitlist.

*Please visit the Registrar’s website for more waitlist FAQs