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Add/Drop/Swap and Waitlists


Through Add/Drop/Swap on OPUS, students may make changes to their schedules.  Any class that has available seats is open for Add/Drop/Swap.  The registration schedule change period ends one week from the start of classes for the semester.

Directions for Add/Drop/Swap on OPUS.



·         Waitlists are created for courses that fill up during the direct enrollment period. Students may sign up for waitlists using an online form that will be made available 1 to 3 days after direct enrollment closes.

·         The list of courses that will be available for waitlist will be announced after the direct enrollment period.

·         The waitlist is time sensitive. You will be placed on the waitlist in order by time stamp based on when you submit the form.

·         The waitlist will remain open for one week. No one will be added to the waitlist before it opens or after it closes. The waitlist will not open again once it is closed, so it is very important for you to carefully consider your options.

·         If/when all students from a waitlist have been accommodated for a class, then any additional seats that open will be made available in OPUS during drop/add.

·         If you decide later that you are interested in a class for which you are not registered and did not sign up on the waitlist, you will need to watch OPUS to see if any space opens up during the drop/add period.

·         You will need to enter the following information to complete the waitlist form:

o   Name

o   Student ID number

o   Emory email address

o   Course selection: You can choose up to three classes by providing 3 separate responses:

§  Step 1: Fill in the fields for name, ID, and email address

§  Step 2: Select a class from the first list for which you would like to be added to the wait list and click the button at the bottom of the screen.

§  Step 3: Select a second course and/or click the button at the bottom of the screen.

§  Step 4: Select a third course and/or click the button at the bottom of the screen.

·         If a space becomes available for you, the registrar’s office will enroll you in the class and send you a notification that you have been added. You will be added to the class even if you have a schedule conflict with another course. It will be your responsibility to resolve any conflict and/or make any schedule adjustments necessary before the drop/add period closes. If you do not resolve conflicts prior to the drop/add deadline, then the registrar’s office will be forced to resolve them for you without knowing your preference.

·         Please keep in mind that movement from the waitlist does not happen automatically. Class enrollment is reviewed weekly by the registrar’s office, and changes could be processed through the first week of class.​