North Central College - Naperville, IL

Wait List Policy

Wait List Policy -- Effective May, 2015

Students may choose to be waitlisted for a closed section. However, students cannot be concurrently waitlisted and registered for different sections of the same course.  There is no guarantee that even one seat in a section will become available for students on a waitlist. For this reason, students should register for a full schedule in addition to any waitlisted sections. Note: Usually a maximum of 8 students may waitlist for a section.

Students are notified through their North Central email account of an opening in a waitlisted section and are responsible for managing their waitlist options in Merlin. The email notifying students of an opening contains specific instructions on how to register.

Students have 2 days to respond to the invitation to enroll in a section. If the waitlisted section is not added within 2 days, the seat is automatically offered to the next student. It is important that students check their North Central email regularly to avoid missing waitlist opportunities.

All questions regarding the updated waitlist policy can be directed to the Office of the Registrar at (630) 637-5252 or