This page provides instructions associated with MAUI Waitlist processes.
Administrative Waitlist Panel
The Administrative Waitlist Panel allows bulk entry of waitlist statuses for a course on one panel, thus eliminating the need to update the waitlist status on each section.
E-mail Selected Students
Administrators are able to email members of the waitlist for a course section.
Your options are to Check All or click into the individual boxes to the left of each student's information.
Examples of times a department may wish to contact waitlist members:
- Department is going to open more seats in the waitlisted section
- Department is cancelling the section students are on the waitlist for
- Department is creating a new section and wishes to notify waitlist students of a new enrollment option
A green confirmation banner will display briefly after the message is sent.
Trigger Waitlist Offers
When a department decides to increase the number of seats in a full course and the course has a waitlist, the Administrator can make changes to the course offering which will trigger waitlist offers to go out.
If the department needs to re-prioritize the waitlist prior to increasing the seat count it is imperative that the Registration Status be changed to Pending to prevent waitlist offers from being send prematurely.
Best practice is to pend the section in all cases as a safeguard to unintended waitlist offer triggers.
Be sure to review the capacity for the room assigned to the section. If more seats are needed than are available for the assigned room, please contact Classroom Scheduling to discuss options.
Opening the section will trigger waitlist offers. The Current Enrollment now reflects the new Optimum Enrollment count and includes students who have been offered a seat.
Returning to the MAUI Waitlist panel shows the Pending waitlist offer count.
A department may wish to change the order in which students are listed on the waitlist (re-prioritize). Please review the provided steps for this process.
Pending the section will prevent any possible waitlist offers from going out while priorities are being updated.
In this example, we will be moving the student in position #4 to position #1. Type "1" in that student's priority column. You must then also type "2", "3", and "4" and so on above and below the student being reprioritized.
A red asterisk will appear next to the students whose priorities will be updated.
Students will now appear on the waitlist in the order you've chosen. A green bar with a message confirmation changes were saved displays at the top of the panel.
Administrative Add/Seed Waitlist
Administrators can bulk add students to Pending course sections via this tool. For example: a department will create a new course section and wishes to move students from other section waitlists for that course to the new section waitlist. Please review the provided steps for this process.
The "seed waitlist" link will only activate when the Registration Status is Pending and MAUI Waitlist has been chosen.
MAUI will copy over non-enrolled students who are Active on another waitlist for the course with the same Section Type. This occurs regardless of Management Type.
Students are added to the seeded waitlist if they meet registration rules. The same rules apply as if the student were adding themselves to the waitlist.
If students do not meet registration rules or are already enrolled in another section of the course, they will not be seeded and an error message will display.
If there are any students who should be removed from the seeded waitlist, do so at this time. You as the administrator are prompted to notify or not notify the removed student. We suggest not notifying them since they are not yet aware they were added to the new waitlist.
You can also make waitlist priority changes at this time, if needed.
Edit Priorities button:
Edit Priorities/Remove students panel:
Warning message after clicking Remove:
Ok removes the student from the waitlist, Cancel makes no changes.
Click on "Send Seeded/Administratively Added Waitlist Notification" link, which will trigger email, MyUI messages and text notifications.
A green alert message will confirm the number of students notified:
Changing the Registration Status to Open will trigger waitlist offers to be sent. The maximum number of waitlist offers sent will be determined by the optimum enrollment set for the section.
You may need to touch the optimum enrollment area to trigger the waitlist offers to go out.
To do so, click on Optimum Enrollment, click on Edit Optimum Enrollment, enter the same number of seats, and click Save.
Seeding brings over course identity if the course is cross-referenced.
Same section type seeding: discussion to discussion, lecture to lecture, etc.
Logic will look at multiple waitlist membership, priority number, and timestamp.
Example: A student is on two waitlists, in position #3 on one and position #4 on another. They would be seeded as #3 on the waitlist.
If multiple students have the same priority number, seeding is based on timestamp.
Seeding brings over texting notification choice student made with previous waitlist.
Students seeded onto a new waitlist are not programmatically removed from other waitlists.
Seeding a waitlist for a summer course will seed students on the waitlist for other sections of that course, regardless of sub-session.
Things to Note about Waitlist Seeding
Waitlists and Seat Reservations
Information about waitlists and seat reservations will be added soon. In the meantime, please visit the Office of the Registrar website for information.
Course Waitlist Report
This report displays a list of students who are on waitlist of selected courses. It also allows the users to jump to the MAUI waitlist page. The report is based on warehouse data.
Using the Course Waitlist Report
This report can be particularly helpful if a department wishes to reprioritize waitlists based on program or classification. Users can then go to the course section and reprioritize waitlists if needed.
Downloading this report will allow the user to filter and organize information in a way that is most helpful for their particular needs.