Spring 2023 opens March 27, 9 am Eastern Time.


Please review the information below and on the "enrolment issues" section of our FAQ webpage before filling out the form.

1. If you have difficulty enrolling, please check the course descriptions to see if you meet all the required prerequisites and haven’t taken the antirequisites, the schedule of classes to see if you fall into the reserve category and if you have a time conflict, and Quest to see if the course is full (closed). If it’s full, continue checking Quest regularly to see if space opens up later as students change their classes. In the meantime, please enroll in courses that still have space. If the course has space on Quest and you meet all the requisite, reserve, and time conditions, but you were unable to enroll, then please email us.

2. If you require a course override, please visit the Arts enrolment problems and course overrides webpage to find out who to contact for help. In most cases, we are unable to override requisite requirements. The requirements are there to ensure you have the knowledge necessary for the course. Please note if you are below level 4A, you will not be overridden into our 400-level courses.

3. This waiting list is for core (required) SOC and LS courses only (ex. SOC/LS 322), not electives (ex. SOC/LS 413). Please note that there is no waiting list for electives, however you can request a specific amount of 400-level courses if you require them for your major, you are eligible to take them (in level at least 4A and a LS or SOC major), and you were unable to self-enroll in them yourself. If you receive override assistance for 400-level courses, it might not necessarily be for the courses you originally wanted as overrides depend on where there is space at the time. If you do not want the course you were given, it is your responsibility to swap into a course you prefer. 

4. If a course you wish to enrol in is full or you wish to override the enrolment conditions (you don't meet the reserves, prerequisite, etc.), please follow the instructions below:

  • If the campus location (camp loc) on the Schedule of Classes:
    • Ends with a "J" (“ONLNJ” or "STJ J"): contact the instructor directly. For LS 101 online or if no instructor is listed, please email the St. Jerome's University advisor.
    • Ends with a "R" (“ONLNR” or "REN R"): place your name on Renison’s online waiting list.
    • Ends with a "G" (“ONLNG” or "CGC G"): contact the instructor directly.
  • For LS and/or SOC courses cross-listed with other subjects at UWaterloo (ex. PSCI), follow the instructions in those subjects' sections on the Arts enrolment problems and course overrides webpage
  • For all other LS and/or SOC courses at UWaterloo with campus location (camp loc) “ONLN” (ending with “N”) or "UW U", please fill out the web form below.

5. Please keep an eye on your email, as you will be sent a permission number if we are able to offer you a spot in your requested course. The permission number will only be valid for 2 days, so timely attention to your email is necessary. We cannot guarantee you a spot if you miss your 2-day period.

Important Notes

  • Waiting list submission does not guarantee you will be able to enrol in your course of choice. If we are able to accommodate your request, we will send you a permission number.

  • Please do not submit duplicate requests. Your submission will be time-stamped. Duplicate requests will not increase your chance of being enrolled into the course, and will only slow down the enrolment process. Duplicate requests include requesting both a course and its cross-listing (ex. SOC 222 and LS 222) as these are the same courses.

  • No reserves will be overridden for students in level 3B or below requesting 400 level courses.

  • Requests for specific electives (ex. SOC/LS 423) will be ignored as this is not how the waiting list should be used.

  • We are unable to override time conflicts or unit loads.

  • It is your responsibility to email us if you want your name removed from a waiting list.

Information and privacy: questions regarding the collection of information on this form can be directed to the form administrator.

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Normally, SOC and LS students below level 4A cannot take 400-level SOC and LS courses. However, a special exception is being made for LS 403, SOC 430 section 001, SOC 430/LS 496 section 002, and SOC 430/LS 496 section 003 this fall as we have more space this time. So, level 3B students can add themselves to these waiting lists.
Note: this is the course you want to DROP to make space for the course you want. Do not enter the course you want. Leave this section blank if you do not want to drop a course (because you are enrolled in less than 5 courses during that study term).
Why do you need this course? * (required)
Please be honest. Only pick the "core course" option if you actually need this specific course to graduate on time (ex. requesting a core course like SOC/LS 322). Pick the "year level" reason if you don't have enough additional courses at that year level ( ex. LS 400-level) to graduate on time. Pick the "interest" reason if none of the other options apply. Please enroll in alternative courses in case you can't get into the course you want.