How do I waitlist for a class?

Please refer to the Albert waitlist student guide for step-by-step instructions.

How are waitlists evaluated?

Waitlists are not evaluated on a first come, first served basis.
The waitlist takes many factors into consideration including, your program, expected date of graduation, lottery history (i.e., whether or not you requested the class in the lottery and how highly you ranked it), and any relevant special circumstances surrounding your request. Students are then ranked based on these criteria.

How will I know if a seat becomes available to me?

You will receive an email if a seat becomes available to you in a class for which you have waitlisted. Instructions on how to accept/decline the waitlist offer will be included. Note: students will NOT be notified if a seat does not open up in a waitlisted class.

How does a seat in a course “open up?”

A seat in a course opens when a registered student drops the course.

Am I guaranteed a seat in a class if I am signed up on the waitlist?

No, but we do our best to get as many waitlisted students as possible enrolled into a class.

I removed myself from the waitlist, however, I wish to put my name back on, but the system does not allow me to. What should I do?

Please e-mail the Office of Records & Registration at registrn@stern.nyu.edu and we will be more than glad to add your name back to the waitlist.

I spoke to the professor of the waitlisted course and they’ve allowed me to override into this closed course, can you process this?

Professors are not allowed to approve or override students into closed courses that have a waitlist. The student must respect the waitlist process, once a seat becomes available, they will receive an offer.

I received an email indicating that I am not eligible to waitlist for a course, why is that?

Langone students in their first year of the program are not eligible to waitlist for electives. Core courses such as Stats and LIO are reserved for new students only; exceptions are made if approved by APB for continuing students but they should not be on waitlists.