Waitlist Information

Waitlist Tutorial Video


Before a class begins, if a class is closed, students may place their name on a waitlist. Please note, waitlists are not offered for all classes. If a seat becomes available, the next eligible student is automatically added and the student's account is charged for enrollment fees. Changes in waitlist status are emailed to the student's RCCD student email account and will be reflected on the student's schedule of classes on MyPortal. Payment must be received by fee deadlines to avoid being dropped for nonpayment. Students registered from the waitlist must attend the first day of class to avoid being dropped.

The ability to waitlist a class ends two days prior to the first class meeting. After a waitlist closes, it will not be listed on the student's schedule of classes. However, students can view closed waitlists on the Manage My Waitlist page of MyPortal. Students can manage their waitlist by doing the following:

  • Click on the Registration link under the WebAdvisor section
  • Click on "Register and Drop Classes"
  • Click on "Manage My Waitlist"

Students on a waitlist should attend the first day of class to obtain an authorization code to add the course. Students who have been automatically added to a class but do not intend to remain in the class must drop the class by the appropriate deadline.​


  • The maximum number of units a student may waitlist is 18 units for fall/spring and 9 units for summer/winter.​​​​
  • Students cannot waitlist more than one section of the same class.

Students who still have questions may contact the Admissions & Records office at (951) 222-8600 or admissionsriverside@rcc.edu.