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How to Use the Wait List

  1. Log in to myNOVA and select Student Center.
  2. On the Student Center page, click Enroll.
  3. If a space in the class becomes available, then you will be automatically enrolled. If you have been moved into a class from a wait list, you are now financially liable for the tuition and fees for the class.  You will need to pay for the class.  NOVA will not drop any student for non-payment of tuition and fees.  If you decide you no longer want to take the class, please make sure you drop the class prior to the “Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)” for the session as reflected in the Academic Calendar.  Failure to drop the class prior to the census date will result in the tuition and fees being owed by the student.  NOVA will not drop any student from any class unless the college cancels the class.

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    You can see your position number on the wait list through Self-Service during the enrollment period.
  4. Click the WAIT LIST IF CLASS IS FULL button ‘on’. The class is then placed in your shopping cart (note the status).

    Note: You may see that a class is OPEN, but if there is a wait list, you will be placed on the wait list until a space for you becomes available. You will not be notified automatically that you have been moved from the wait list to the class, so you must monitor your schedule every morning.

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  5. Proceed to steps 2 and 3. The following page is displayed: (Note that the page indicates Successful enrolled, but in the Wait List. It also indicates your position number on the Wait List)

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    NOTE: This green check mark does not mean that you are enrolled in the class. It means that you have been added to the Wait List successfully.
  6. Check your class schedule; this is what you will see if you are on a Wait List. Your status in the class is WAITING.
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    NOTE: You are not enrolled until you see that your status has been changed to ENROLLED.
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