Getting on the Waitlist

If a class you need is closed when you try to register (add a class), you can use MyPortal to be placed on the waitlist – provided there is space available on the waitlist.

IMPORTANT: Changes in Registration System

De Anza and Foothill colleges have upgraded their online registration with a new interface that's easier to use. Because there are some new features, you may want to review the complete Registration Guide or the Quick Start Guide before you use the new system for the first time.

Some things to remember

  • You must already meet the prerequisites for a class before you can get on a waitlist. Contact the Admissions Evaluations office if you want to get prerequisite clearance by using coursework from other colleges.
  • You can only pick one waitlist for each course – not multiple sections.
  • If you are already enrolled in a section, you cannot be on a waitlist for the same course.
  • You cannot be on a waitlist for a class if you are already registered for a different course during the same time period.
  • Don’t put your name on a waitlist unless you intend to add the class once a seat becomes available.
  • Before the first class meeting, if a space becomes available for your waitlisted section, you will be automatically enrolled in the class.
      • An email confirmation will be sent to you.
      • If you no longer want this class, it is your responsibility to drop it. Check your e-mail regularly!
      • Be sure to pay for classes that you add, so you are not dropped for nonpayment. Check the college payment policies and deadlines for the quarter.
  • If you are on a waitlist on the first day of class, you must email the instructor to request an add code.
      • When using the add code, you must immediately add the class the class using your MyPortal account.
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