Step 1:

Follow steps 1 through 8 on the How to Register for Classes page.

Step 2:

Select Waitlist from the drop-down menu underneath Action when viewing your Current Schedule.

Current Schedule example of drop down menu options

Step 3:

Click on the “Submit Changes” button, and view courses Status at the top of the page.

screenshot of the submit changes button on WebStar

Step 4:

To confirm your waitlist status, please click the following link for instructions on how to confirm your class schedule.  

Step 5:

Students added to the waitlist are not guaranteed enrollment into any class and must meet all registration requirements. Waitlisted students are accepted into a class as space is available and in the order they have been placed on the waitlist.  

If a seat becomes available, students on the waitlist will be notified by an automated e-mail ( The student must register by the 24-hour deadline indicated in the notification, which begins when the email is sent. The student will be dropped from the waitlist if the deadline is missed.  

Click here for how to register instructions, or contact Admissions and Records (714.808.4679 or for registration assistance.  

Online Classes: The waitlist process is only valid through the end of the first week of the class.  

In-person Classes: The waitlist process is only valid through the day of the first class meeting.  

Only officially registered students may attend class. A waitlisted student is not officially registered into the class until they have completed the registration process to be added to the roster through self-registration or through Admissions and Records.  

Step 6: If registered from the waitlist

Online courses:  

  • Before the class start date: log into Canvas at on the first class date to begin class.  
  • On or after the class start date: log into Canvas at 24 hours after registration to access the class. 

Click here to view logging into Canvas Video 

In-person courses:  

  • Attend in-person class at first meeting date, time, and location.  

For more information on attendance, drops, and waitlist policy, visit  

Waitlist – Frequently Asked Questions

Received one of these error messages?What does it mean?
Closed – WaitlistedYou can add yourself to the class’s waitlist.
Closed – FullCourse and Waitlist are full. Refer to the Schedule for other course options.
Cohort RestrictionOnline Orientation is NOT Complete. Check out the How to Complete the Orientation.
Program RestrictionCall the StarHelp line for assistance at 714.808.4679