Banner Waitlisting

What is Banner Waitlisting?

Banner Waitlisting is a feature that allows students to “get in line” for a spot in a class that’s full. Departments may also use waitlist information to determine when additional sections of a class are needed.

What classes have Banner Waitlists available?

When performing a course search in BannerWeb you can determine if a course has waitlisting available if the “WL Cap” column has a value greater than 0 (usually 999). The WL Act column reflects the number of students who are currently on the waitlist awaiting a seat in the course. 


Additionally, when visiting the Course List online, you can add an additional filter by selecting Advance Search and then selecting Waitlist Courses, from the Open/Wait List section.

How do I add myself to a waitlist for a course?

  1. Go to the “Registration/Change of Schedule” area of BannerWeb. Enter the CRN and choose "Submit Changes."
    Screenshot of "Add or Drop Classes for" page highlighting the CRNs box.
  2. If a course is full and a waitlist is available, the “Status” column will display a “Closed - # Waitlisted” message.

    Screenshot of course status shown as closed

  3. In the “Action” column, choose the “Waitlisted” option and then select the “Submit Changes” button.

    Screenshot showing how to submit waitlisted classes

  4. The “Status” column will now display a “Waitlisted on” message that includes the date you were added to the waitlist.

    Screenshot showing course has been added to the waitlist

How do I see my position on the WaitList?

You may see that you are on a WaitList at any time, however, your position on the course's WaitList is viewable only during open registration periods in BannerWeb on your Detail Schedule.

How will I be notified if a seat becomes available?

An email notification will be sent to your Miami email account. The email will be from and the subject line will be “Waitlist Notification for <CourseCRN>”.

When will I be notified if a seat becomes available?

Notifications are sent only during open registration periods.

How do I register once I am notified?

  1. Go to the “Registration/Change of Schedule” area of BannerWeb.
  2. In the “Action” column, choose the “Web Registered” option and then select the “Submit Changes” button.

How long will I have to register once a seat becomes available?

The notification email will include the date and time by which you must register. 

What if I don’t register in the given time period?

If your notification expires and you did not register, you will need to add yourself back to the waitlist if you still wish to try for a seat. 

How do I remove myself from the WaitList?

Go to the “Registration/Change of Schedule” area of BannerWeb. In the “Action” column for the waitlisted course select **Web Drop** and then select the “Submit Changes” button.  

Can I put myself on multiple waitlists for different sections of the same course?

No, you may only add yourself to the waitlist for one section of a particular course.