Zicklin Undergraduate Services


Students can use the waitlist feature when a class is full and a waitlist option is available. Students are allowed to be waitlisted for a maximum of 8 units in any given semester. All waitlists are processed through CUNYfirst on a first-come, first-served basis.

Final Semester Zicklin Students

Special consideration will be given to final semester Zicklin students that are on the waitlist or the waitlist is full (business courses only).  These students can request special consideration online. When submitting a senior request form, please include the course, section, and class number (ex. BPL 5100, BMWA, 12351). Students who are already registered in a section of a course and are requesting another section in the same course will be skipped.

Graduating Senior Course Request

Swap Classes

We encourage you to use the swap feature when possible to ensure that you are not skipped on the waitlist.

Swapping into a waitlist allows students to retain a seat in one class until they get a seat from the waitlist in a different class, as long as prerequisites are met. Swapping from an enrolled course into a waitlist does not guarantee a seat in the waitlisted section. Students will get a seat in a waitlisted section according to position number and seat availability.

Example: If a student has a seat in FIN 4610 section A but prefers a seat in FIN 4610 section B, the student can use the swap feature to keep a seat in section A until a seat becomes available in the waitlisted section B.

Only enroll or waitlist for preferred sections. DO NOT enroll for a backup section if it does not fit your schedule.

Waitlist Timeframe

There are no instant updates to the waitlist when a seat becomes available in a section. The waitlists are processed manually every 3-4 days (more frequently as it gets closer to the start of the semester), and the next eligible student on the list will be auto-enrolled if there is an available seat. The student enrolled into a section from the waitlist will be notified via their CUNYfirst preferred email. Frequently check your Baruch email. Students should also routinely check their CUNYfirst schedule to see if auto-enrollment in a waitlisted course has occurred.

Waitlist Policies
  • Professors and departments are not permitted to grant registration permission for closed/waitlisted sections.
  • Being waitlisted does not guarantee a seat in the course. You cannot attend a course until you are officially enrolled in it.
  • Waitlists are processed up until the last business day before the semester starts. See Registrar academic calendar for dates.
  • There will be no more waitlists during late registration. See Registrar academic calendar for dates.

Common Waitlist Drop Scenarios
How to Add Your Name to a Waitlist
How to Find your Waitlist Position
How to Swap into a Waitlist Section