GET


Welcome to GET!

GET (Golden Eagle Territory) is here to help prospective and current students quickly find important information at Cal State L.A. Click the topics below to get started. Already know where to go? Go straight to GET

Note: Faculty, Staff, and Student Alumni can log in here (formerly Eagle i-View, or CMS 9.0). For the main Faculty/Staff/Alumni GET page, go here.


New students start here (Applicants, CSU Fully Online, International, Study Abroad)

GET asks for a User ID and password in order to sign in. These are based on your 4-digit PIN and your Campus Identification Number (CIN).
  1. The User ID for GET is your CIN minus the first two numbers, which are replaced with the letter “W”. For example, if your CIN is 123456789, your GET User ID is W3456789. Your CIN can be found on your Golden Eagle Card (student ID card).
  2. The password for GET begins with the letters GET followed by the 4-digit PIN you were assigned. For example if your PIN is 1234 your password is GET1234.
  3. Using the User ID and password described above, you can Login to GET.

Essential Links

GETmobile App

 

To improve your access to GET, the free Cal State LA GETmobile app is available for download. You can quickly access class information, check grades, view detailed fee information, pay fees and much more!

Here's some of the GET features that GETmobile lets you access:

  • View current and past class schedules with class details
  • View detailed fee information and pay fees
  • View holds and notices from the University
  • View the current term's final exam schedules
  • View grades
  • View the To Do list
  • View the University Course Catalog
  • Complete the Student Course Evaluation

More features will be added over time; for up-do-date information on the latest version, go to the GETmobile page.

 

Cal State LA Mobile App

 

Also available is the Cal State LA Mobile App. Install on your smartphone or mobile device to:

  • Find out when your next train or bus is arriving.
  • Get real-time information on public transportation delays or schedule changes.
  • Skip the line and purchase your parking permit.
  • Check out the wait for coffee with the 24/7 Starbucks line livestream.
  • Find student resources, dining options and academic services through the interactive campus map.
  • Get issues fixed by Requesting Service.
  • Connect through Facebook or Twitter and chat with friends about resources and activities.
  • Visit the Social Media Hub, a collection of everything around Cal State L.A.
  • Quickly access the university events calendar.

Campus Life

Campus Technology and computer resources

GET Help

(323)-343-7438
M - F    8 am - 5 pm
Sa - Su    Closed

Dates & Deadlines

Fall 2016

  • May 2, 2016 - Registration for continuing students begins (be sure you have made tuition fee payment at least 3 business days prior to your assigned registration appointment date and time). Either use Schedule Planner to create your schedule or the GET page to add a class. See the instructions above for help with both.
  • August 22, 2016 – Classes Begin
  • September 6, 2016 – Add Deadline/No Record Drop Deadline
  • September 7, 2016 - "W" Withdrawal period begins
  • November 17, 2016 – Emergency Withdrawal period begins (extenuating circumstances only, requires instructor, department chair and college dean signatures on Drop Request form, submit form to Enrollment Services, Admin. 409).
  • December 2, 2016 – Emergency Withdrawal period ends.
  • December 6 – 10, 2016 – Final Examinations.
  • December 16, 2016 – Grades will be available to students to view in GET beginning 8:00 a.m.

Winter 2017

  • October 31, 2016 - Registration for continuing students begins (be sure you have made tuition fee payment at least 3 business days prior to your assigned registration appointment date and time). Either use Schedule Planner to create your schedule or the GET page to add a class. See the instructions above for help with both.
  • January 3, 2017 – Classes Begin
  • January 4, 2017 – Add Deadline/No Record Drop Deadline
  • January 5, 2017 - "W" Withdrawal period begins
  • January 18, 2017 – Emergency Withdrawal period begins (extenuating circumstances only, requires instructor, department chair and college dean signatures on Drop Request form, submit form to Enrollment Services, Admin. 409).
  • January 19, 2017 – Emergency Withdrawal period ends.
  • January 27, 2017 – Grades will be available to students to view in GET beginning 8:00 a.m.

Spring 2017

  • October 31, 2016 - Registration for continuing students begins (be sure you have made tuition fee payment at least 3 business days prior to your assigned registration appointment date and time). Either use Schedule Planner to create your schedule or the GET page to add a class. See the instructions above for help with both.
  • January 23, 2017 – Classes Begin
  • February 6, 2017 – Add Deadline/No Record Drop Deadline
  • February 7, 2017 - "W" Withdrawal period begins
  • April 27, 2017 – Emergency Withdrawal period begins (extenuating circumstances only, requires instructor, department chair and college dean signatures on Drop Request form, submit form to Enrollment Services, Admin. 409).
  • May 12, 2017 – Emergency Withdrawal period ends.
  • May 16 – 20, 2017 – Final Examinations.
  • May 26, 2017 – Grades will be available to students to view in GET beginning 8:00 a.m.

Learn about GET

Click the topics below to learn about GET, or simply login to GET.

Introducing GET

GET provides access to your own personalized web page with services and information tailored to you. GET is available to Cal State LA applicants and continuing students.

With GET, you can view the course catalog and search the schedule of classes online. Not sure when you can register? You can view your enrollment appointment. During your enrollment appointment time you can register online and Add, Drop, or Swap classes.

Check out all the information GET contains:

Personal Information

  • Update your addresses, phone numbers and personal email address
  • View your campus assigned email address
  • View your Holds
  • View your To Do List: This may contain a list of documents that you need to submit, such as tax forms needed for your Financial Aid application.
  • View your demographic data

 

  Admission

  • Follow your admission application status through the process
  • Accept your admission offer

 

  Academics

  • Search and view the course catalog
  • Search the current schedule by: subject area, course, day/time, instructor, open/closed classes, and more
  • View your online enrollment appointment
  • Register online
  • Add, Drop, and Swap classes
  • View your class schedule
  • View your grades and unofficial transcript
  • View your degree progress report (undergraduates only)

 

  Finances

  • View your Financial Aid status
  • View your Financial Aid awards
  • Accept or decline your Financial Aid awards
  • View your account summary

 

How to sign into GET

  1. Click on the myCalStateLA link located at the top of the page.
  2. Sign into myCalStateLA.
  3. Under QuickLaunch, click on the GET icon.

Still unable to sign in? Contact the GET Help Line at (323) 343-7438 or (323) 343-6170. GET Help Line Hours M - Th: 8:00am-6:00pm, Fri 8:00am-5:00pm. After hours, please leave a message.

GET Student Center - Introduction

The Student Center displays important information like your class schedule and outstanding balance. Revise your personal information, search for classes, register, add/drop/swap classes, and control many aspects of your online student profile through the Student Center.

If you navigate off of the Student Center page, you can easily return: just click on go to at the top and the bottom of the page.

GET Student Center - "Personal Information"

Screenshot of Student Center Personal Information section

The Personal Information section of Student Center contains important information that you can change or correct.

 

 

 

 

  • Addresses: view your addresses by "type" e.g. home, mailing, and business.

    To change your current address, locate the address to be changed and click on the appropriate blue link for address type e.g. Mailing Address, Home Address. Update the information and click save. You can also enter an address change that will take place in the future - just enter the date when the change is effective and click save.

  • E-mail Addresses: View your e-mail addresses by "type" e.g. home, on-campus, and other. You can add new or update existing e-mail addresses.

    To change your current e-mail address, click the e-mail address link within Personal Information. Select the e-mail to be changed, enter the new address and click Save.

    Important: Always check your Cal State LA E-mail address (located at the top of the page), since Cal State LA sends Official Notifications there.

  • Emergency Contact: View the name, address, and phone numbers for your emergency contact. Add as many contacts as you wish.
  • Demographic Information: View a summary of demographic data including date of birth, gender and CIN (Campus Identification Number).
  • User Preferences help you navigate through the GET self service pages. The values include Institution, Academic Career, Term and Aid Year.

    Institution cannot be changed. You can update Career, Term and Aid Year, and your entries will save you time by auto-filling other menus. Remember to update these values to reflect new terms and new Financial Aid Years.

GET Student Center - "Academics" - Class search & more

Screenshot of Student Center Academics section

 

 

 

  • The Academics section of Student Center allows you to:
    • Access Schedule Planner to plan your schedule and add courses
    • Check to see if you have any registration holds
    • View your enrollment appointment
    • View and print your class schedule
    • Update your registration by:
      • Adding Classes
      • Dropping Classes
      • Swapping between Classes

     

  • Searching the Schedule of Classes

    Click on Search for Classes at the top right hand side of the page for real-time information on course offerings.

    If you need to look up a Course Number, the CLASS SEARCH CRITERIA drop-down menu gives the following options:

    • contains: Enter a number to find a class that contains that value in the Course Number (e.g. 2 would yield any class with a 2: 1020, 2010, 2120, 4260)
    • greater than or equal to: Enter a number to find a Course Number equal to or greater than that number (e.g. 2000 would yield 2000, 3340, 4260)
    • is exactly: Enter the exact value of the Course Number (e.g. 2000). This is the default selection.
    • less than or equal to: Enter a number to find a Course Number equal to or less than that number (e.g. 2000 would yield 2000, 1010, 1140)
  • Holds

    The Holds section shows and explains any restrictions you may have.

    1. Click details to view the Holds page
    2. Click the link for any Hold to see more information.
    3. View detailed information about the specific hold and how to remove the hold. Example: you have a library fine and cannot use library services. Click on details to see what you must do to remove the hold and get library access.

     

     

  • To Do Lists

    Click on details to view the To Do List page, which contains links for each To Do item. If there are items to be resolved you will see instructions on how to do so.

 

Registration

You have a specific day and time when you can begin registering for classes. This appointment time was assigned randomly based on your academic level and units earned, and it cannot be changed for any reason. To view your appointment day and time:

  • Sign in to GET
  • Click on Self Service, then Student Center
  • Locate the Enrollment Dates box (red arrow #1 in screenshot below), click details, select the appropriate term, and click Continue.

When your registration appointment time arrives, you may enroll in up to 18 total units if you have paid full-time tuition and fees. You may also waitlist up to 9 units, but these units will count in your overall 18-unit limit. How to prepare for registration

  • Note: Make sure your student fees & tuition are paid at least three business days before your enrollment date so you can begin registering for courses.
  1. From the Cal State LA portal, click the GET icon. (If you need help signing in, see “How to sign into GET” above).
  2. Click on Self Service.
  3. Click on Student Center. You should see a screen similar to this:
    Screenshot of Student Center Registration page
     
  4. Locate the Enrollment Dates (red arrow 1) box on the far right hand side. The box displays one of two results:
    1. Open Enrollment Dates: No current enrollment dates (this is pictured)
    2. Appointment info: Click on details to see appointment details.
  5. To identify any holds on your account, click again on Student Center.
  6. Locate the Holds box (red arrow 2) on the far right side. The box displays one of two results:
    1. No Holds: there are no holds
    2. Hold info: Click on details to see more about the hold and possible remedies. (In the picture, the two holds are for Enrollment and Admissions)
  7. Click again on Student Center to view any remaining items to address (missing transcripts, missing Financial Aid information etc).
  8. Locate the To Do box (red arrow 3) on the far right hand side. The box displays one of two results:
    1. No To Do's: there are no issues for you to resolve
    2. Anything else: Click on details to view pending items and remedies. (In the picture, there are two results regarding High School Transcripts)
  9. Once you confirm appointment dates and resolve any holds/to-do’s, plan your course schedule by searching the Schedule of Classes.

 

More Tips

  • Use GET to see enrollable classes through Student Center.
  • Get realtime, detailed information on course offerings by clicking the green Search for Classes button at the top right-hand corner of the page. Click on the drop down box to select the term you’re preparing for (terms are listed in alphabetical order, then by year). Click on the green GO button to begin a search. You can search by Course Subject and/or Course Number.
  • View the printable version of the Schedule of Classes online from the GET home page by clicking Printable Class Schedule under Guest Menu. Note that Schedule information may have changed since creation of the Class Schedule.

 


Schedule Planner

Schedule Planner is a quick way for you to create your schedule. You access Schedule Planner from within GET and it helps you search for specific kinds of courses, avoid classes that don't work with your schedule, and quickly make a schedule that works for your academic career.

How to access Schedule Planner

  1. Sign into GET and navigate to the Student Center (see prior instructions if you don't know how to do this)
  2. Click on the Schedule Planner link.

    Student Center > Schedule Planner link

  3. After reading the instructions, click on the green CLICK HERE icon. (Note: You may need to disable the pop-up blocker on your web browser, since Schedule Planner will start as a pop-up window.)

    Screenshot of Schedule Planner launch screen

  4. Schedule Planner will open in a new window.

Select your campus & term

The first screens let you pick the campus and term for the classes you want to add. Once you do so, click the black Save And Continue button on each screen.

Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Select Campus

Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Select Term

Choose the type(s) of classes

After you have selected your campus and term, you will be able to edit settings on the Options screen.

Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Options

  1. Course Status: Click here to choose whether to include full and/or waitlisted classes in your search.

    Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Select Course Status

    • Open Classes Only: Only choose classes that still have space
    • Open & Full w/Waitlist Open: Choose open classes and classes that still have space on the waitlist
    • Open & Full: Choose all classes, regardless of whether there is space available
  2. Campus: Normally leave this to "All Campuses Selected".
  3. Sessions: Normally leave this to "All Sessions Selected".
  4. Term: Make sure the correct term is listed here.
  5. Academic Groups: Click here to choose what colleges and Academic Groups you want to include in your class search. Use the checkboxes to the left of each Academic Group to select or deselect that group.

    Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Select Academic Group

  6. Instruction Modes: Click here to choose between traditional classes, online classes, and hybrid classes.

    Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Select Instruction Mode

    • Select All Instruction Modes: View all classes regardless of format
    • Online-Anytime & Hybrid: Limit to online courses that do not have specific lecture times and hybrid courses
    • Face to Face: Limit to non-online, traditional in-class courses
    • Online-Scheduled & Hybrid: Limit to online courses that have specific scheduled meeting times and hybrid courses

Add Courses to your schedule

Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Add Course

Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Add Course, with course selected

  1. Click the black Add Course button

    Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Courses

  2. You will see the Add Course screen.
  3. From the drop-down box under By Subject, select the subject/department that contains the course you want to add. Then, from the drop-down box under Course, select the course you want to add to your schedule.
  4. Once you click the black Add Course button, a green box will appear at the top of the screen confirming you have successfully added the course to your schedule. You can also click the blue i circle next to the added courses to view details on that course, such as prerequisites and course content.

    Screenshot of Schedule Planner > detail of Course Info

  5. You can also search by Section Attribute. This tab lets you select specific types of courses, like CSU Fully Online, service learning (usually Child Development), or Technologically Mediated (e.g. some Accounting, Nursing).

    Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Search by Section Attribute tab

  6. When you are done adding classes, click the Back button to return to the main screen.

Breaks and Class Padding - define when you are unavailable

Use breaks to tell Schedule Planner when you can't take classes, e.g. when you have lunch, work, or other activities.
  1. Click the black Add Break button.

    Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Breaks

  2. You will see the Add New Break screen. Here you can give your break a name (e.g. lunch, workout, volunteering, etc) and specify the start/end times and day(s) you want the break in your schedule.

    Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Breaks (with fields filled)Pictured is the Break screen with a break filled out for lunch from 12-1pm on MTuWThF.

  3. When you click the black Add Break button, you will be returned to the main screen, and the break(s) you have entered will be listed in the Breaks section.
  4. You can also add Class Padding, which adds minutes between classes to allow you time to travel. Access this on the main Schedule Planner page, under the Advanced Options tab.

    Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Class padding

Generate your schedule(s)

Once you add your courses plus optional breaks/padding, click the black Generate Schedules button to create your schedule. You will now see all the possible schedules you can have, given the courses and breaks/padding you entered. Tip: If you get too many possible schedules, consider adding more courses or breaks to lower the number of possibilities.

Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Schedule (highlighting View links)

Click the blue View link next to one of the schedules to show you the schedule on a calendar. You can browse through the available schedules by clicking the forward and back arrows at the top right of the calendar.

Compare more than one schedule

If you select 2 or more schedules, you can quickly compare them. A Compare button will appear, and if you click it you will see mini versions of the schedules you have selected.

Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Sample Schedule (Compare button)

above: compare button

Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Compare Schedule overlay

Note how easy it is to quickly compare schedules!

View your schedule

Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Sample Schedule (Calendar view)

Clicking the lock icon (labeled 1) on a course will choose that course to be in your final schedule. This usually reduces the number of possible schedules offered to you. You will see the number of schedules at top right (labeled 2) go down, sometimes by a lot! Locking additional classes will again reduce the number of possible schedules.

Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Sample Schedule (lock icons highlighted)

At the top, above the day/time calendar of your schedule, is a list of courses which includes their section number, days/locations, and whether you have locked them into your schedule.

Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Schedule (detail view)

Save a Favorite Schedule

If you find a schedule that you like, you can save it as a Favorite Schedule by clicking on the heart icon at the top right. A window will pop up asking you to name your schedule. You will be able to return to this schedule from the main screen under your Favorites.

Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Schedule (detail view)

Checkout and send your Schedule to the Shopping Cart

Once you have confirmed the schedule you want, click the black Send to Shopping Cart button at top right. A dialog box will appear asking you to confirm you want to check out with the selected schedule.

Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Schedule (Send to Cart dialog window)

If you click Cancel you will return to the schedule for further editing. If you click OK you will exit Schedule Planner, return to GET, and then you can complete the process of adding the courses. A screen will appear with instructions on how to complete the process in GET.

 

Screenshot of Schedule Planner > Success/Completion screen

Add/Drop/Swap classes

Schedule Planner is a powerful tool for creating your course schedule, but it does not let you add, drop, or swap classes to your existing schedule. Here's how you add, drop, and swap classes through GET.

Searching for classes (for add & swap)

The following information will help you search for classes during the add and swap methods below. Please refer to this section when asked.

Screenshot of GET: Add Class: Search Results

  1. When performing a class search, you'll see the following screen:

    Screenshot of GET: Add Class: Enter Search Criteria

    This screen lets you search by subject, class number, career, and/or session. In most cases you will just search by subject and class number. In this example, the subject is BIOL and the course number is 1200.

  2. Once you search for the class you want, a list of available classes will appear. In this example, one class section appears. Click the green select button next to the class you wish to add/swap.
  3. The next screen will show you information about the class, such as grading type and any prerequisites. If you are satisfied with the class you have chosen, click the green NEXT button to continue. Otherwise, you can click Cancel to go back.

    Screenshot of GET: Add Class: Select Class to Add

  4. You will be returned to your cart. Continue with the add or swap instructions below.

Add a class

  1. From the Cal State LA portal, click the GET icon. (If you need help signing in, see “How to sign into GET” above).
  2. Click on Self Service.
  3. Click on Student Center.
  4. Under Academics, click on Add a Class

    Screenshot of GET: Add class

    Pick the appropriate term, then click Continue.

    Screenshot of GET: Add Class: Select Term

  5. Add classes to your Shopping Cart. If you know the class number you can enter it directly on the page. Be sure to click on the Enter button when done. (To view details on how to search for classes see Searching for Classes above.)

    Screenshot of GET: Add Class: Select Classes to add

  6. After you make your course selections, click on the green Proceed to Step 2 of 3 button.

    Screenshot of GET: Add Class: Select Classes To Add

  7. Next, before the class is added, confirm your classes.
    • Verify the correct classes in your Shopping Cart and click the green Finish Enrolling button to process your new classes.

      Screenshot of GET: Add Class: Confirm Classes

    • To exit without adding these classes, click Cancel.
    • To return to the prior step click Previous.
  8. You will see a status report with your enrollment confirmations and errors. You will see successful results or errors, and you can easily tell the difference:
    • Successful requests show a green check mark () in the Status column, and the Message column will confirm the course has been added to your schedule.
    • Errors are identified by a red X in the Status column. Read the Message column for details about the error. Click on Error Message Help to read Common Registration Error Messages Received on the GET system for solutions to the error.

      Screenshot of GET: Add Class: sample Error screen

      Example error: Prerequisite not met, and this course cannot be added

    NOTE: Before you exit, be sure to click My Class Schedule to confirm you were successful with all 3 steps of the enrollment request process.

Drop a class

  1. From the Cal State LA portal, click the GET icon. (If you need help signing in, see “How to sign into GET” above).
  2. Click on Self Service.
  3. Click on Student Center.
  4. Under Academics, click on Drop a Class, pick the appropriate term, then click Continue.
  5. Check the Select box corresponding to the course you want to drop, and then click the green Drop Selected Classes button to continue.

    Screenshot of GET: Drop Class: Select Classes to drop

  6. Next, before the class is dropped, confirm your selected classes.
    • Verify the correct dropped courses are listed and click the green Finish Dropping button to process your request.

      Screenshot of GET: Drop Classes: Confirm your selection

    • To exit without dropping these classes, click Cancel.
    • To return to the prior step, click Previous.
  7. You will see a status report with your enrollment confirmations and errors. You will see successful results or errors, and you can easily tell the difference:
    • Successful requests show a green check mark () in the Status column, and the Message column will confirm the course has been added to your schedule.

      Screenshot of GET: Drop Class: View Results

      This screen shows a successful class drop.

    • Errors are identified by a red X in the Status column. Read the Message column for details about the error. Click on Error Message Help to read Common Registration Error Messages Received on the GET system for solutions to the error.

    NOTE: Before you exit, be sure to click My Class Schedule to confirm you were successful with all 3 steps of the enrollment request process.

Swap a class

The Swap function allows you to exchange an existing class enrollment for a different class. If the new class you are asking to enroll in is not available, you will not be dropped from your existing class. If the new class you are asking for is available, the system will add you into the new class and simultaneously drop your from your existing class.

  1. From the Cal State LA portal, click the GET icon. (If you need help signing in, see “How to sign into GET” above).
  2. Click on Self Service.
  3. Click on Student Center.
  4. Under Academics, click on Swap a Class, select the term to be changed and click Continue.
  5. Click Swap at the bottom of the page. Under the bar that reads Swap this class click the drop down box to select the course you want to drop.

    Screenshot of GET: Swap Class: Select class to swap

  6. Under the bar that reads With this class, search for/enter the call number of the course you have chosen to replace the existing class.
  7. Use the above Searching for Classes instructions for help searching for classes. If you are swapping, you will be able to select the new class to swap. In the following screenshot, you have a number of options to swap out BUS 3050.
  8. Before the swap is attempted, confirm your selected classes.
    • Once confirmed, click the green Finish Swapping button to process your request.

      Screenshot of GET: Swap Class: Confirm Selection

    • To exit without swapping these classes, click Cancel.
    • To return to the prior step, click Previous.
  9. You will see a status report with your enrollment confirmations and errors. You will see successful results or errors, and you can easily tell the difference:
    • Successful requests show a green check mark () in the Status column, and the Message column will confirm the course has been added to your schedule.
    • Errors are identified by a red X in the Status column. Read the Message column for details about the error. Click on Error Message Help to read Common Registration Error Messages Received on the GET system for solutions to the error.

    NOTE: Before you exit, be sure to click My Class Schedule to confirm you were successful with all 3 steps of the enrollment request process.

Your Campus Academic Advisement Report (CAAR)

Use GET to run your own academic advisement report to track your degree progress. This report is CAAR: your Campus Academic Advisement Report. Note: Make sure your major and option (if applicable) have been declared and entered into GET before generating your CAAR. Create and View your CAAR

  1. Sign into myCalStateLA at my.calstatela.edu. (Please note that your myCalStateLA identity or network user name is the same as your Cal State LA email account, but different from GET.)
  2. Under the Quick Launch header, click the GET icon on the left side of the page. From the main menu navigate to: Self Service -> Student Center.
  3. Within the academic box select Academic Requirements from the drop down menu and click the blue >> circle.

    Screenshot of GET: Student Center: (how to) generate CAAR report

You will now see your CAAR.

Still confused about your CAAR, or have other questions? Contact your academic advisor. Not sure who that is? Here's a list by college:

Academic Advisement links

 


About Waitlists

Slideshow: Using a Waitlist

Waitlist FAQ (for Students)

Many courses offered that have reached capacity will provide the opportunity to waitlist during registration.

What is a waitlist? A waitlist is a way you can add your name to a list for full classes during the enrollment process. If a seat becomes available, you are automatically enrolled. This service is available for many courses offered. Waitlists are not available for all courses. There are some limitations and conditions for waitlists. What follows are some common questions about waitlists.

What classes can I waitlist? Most undegraduate classes will have waitlists (see the limitations section below). Contact the department offering the course if you are not offered the waitlist option and believe you should.

When can I be added to a waitlist? Once a class is full, a student can add their name to a waitlist beginning on their appointment date up to the day before the beginning of the term.

What happens after the waitlist period? The waitlist for a course will be turned off at 11:59 pm the day before classes begin for the term. Students remaining on the waitlist after this period will not be enrolled through the waitlist process. At this point, instructors will determine who is added to the class.

What should I do after I successfully waitlist in GET? Before the start of the term be sure to watch your official Cal State LA email address (in the myCalStateLA portal) for notice that you have successfully enrolled. If you don't receive notification then you are probably not enrolled. In this case, after the term starts be sure to attend the first class meeting for the course you wish to add. At this first class you may be able to obtain a permit from the instructor to add the class.

I am a part-time student, can I waitlist? All appropriate fees must be paid before enrollment from waitlist can occur. If appropriate fees are not current, the student will remain on the waitlist, but no enrollment transaction can take place. Part-time students who want to go into full-time status must pay full-time fees beforehand.

Do waitlisted courses count towards enrollment? Waitlist courses are not counted as enrolled courses and cannot be counted towards financial aid or enrollment verification status.

What if I decide to not enroll in a course that I waitlisted? Students are responsible for dropping themselves from the waitlist. If a student is enrolled through waitlist and does not attend the course, a grade of WU will be given which is the same grade point penalty as a grade of F.

How do I drop from a waitlist? You can drop from a wait list through the Student Center just as you would drop from any other class.

How do I check the status of my waitlist position? You can check your waitlist position in the class schedule section of the Student Center. Waitlist position numbers begin with number one using the “first come, first served” concept.

Can students not on waitlist take a seat? If seats become available, the open seats will not be available to students that are not on the waitlist. Students can add directly if there are seats available and nobody is on the waitlist.

How do I know if I am enrolled through the waitlist process? You should check your class schedule daily. If you become enrolled through waitlist you will receive an e-mail. Note that you have the responsibility to ensure that your enrollment is correct and you have added/dropped classes by the published deadlines.

Is there a guarantee that I will be enrolled if I get placed on a waitlist? There is no guarantee you will be enrolled from a waitlist. Remember, it is first come, first served.

May I enroll and waitlist in different sections of the same course? Yes, you may waitlist for different sections of the same class. If you are already enrolled in one section of a class, but prefer another section you may choose to swap the enrolled section for the waitlisted section. You will only be dropped once successfully enrolled from the wait list. You cannot waitlist for or swap into classes that have a Related Class in common, such as labs that share a common lecture.

How do I know when new sections are added for a course I've waitlisted? Academic departments are encouraged to notify waitlisted students via e-mail when new sections are added. Students are encouraged to monitor their enrollment and periodically check to see if new sections have been added. It is the student's responsibility to access GET and swap the waitlisted section for a new open section.

Waitlist FAQ (for Faculty)

Who determines which courses are waitlisted? All undergraduate classes must offer an unlimited waitlist (999). Excluded from this directive are sections with corequisites or sections requiring department/instructor consent.

When may a student use the waitlist? The waitlist becomes available to students when enrollment numbers for the class have reached full capacity. The waitlist will continue to be available to students until the day before the term starts.

Which courses may not use a waitlist? A waitlist may not be used with any course that has a co-requisite or requires department/instructor consent.

Can a multiple-component course use a waitlist? Yes. In fact, a waitlist must be used for all sections of a multi-component course.

Can crosslisted courses use a waitlist? Yes, a waitlist must be set up at the course level as well as on the Combined Sections Table page. This requires a request to be submitted to the Scheduling Office.

How are students selected for enrollment from a waitlist? The waitlist process uses a "first come, first served" concept, meaning that those earliest in line have a lower waitlist position number. Those in the front of the line will automatically be enrolled when a space opens as long as they meet the enrollment requirement/requisites. Once the student at the front of the line moves off of the waitlist, the subsequent student will move up to position 1.

What happens when enrollment capacity is increased on a section with a wailist? Students on the waitlist will have priority in filling newly created space.

How do students enroll in new sections added due to high demand? Academic departments are encouraged to notify waitlisted students via e-mail when new sections have been created. It is the student's responsibility to access GET and enroll in the new section.

Waitlist Limitations

Co-requisites - Classes that require co-requisites cannot be waitlisted.

Permitted Courses - Courses that require permission cannot be waitlisted. You need to go to the course's department to receive a permit.

Registration Holds (Negative Service Indicators) - If you have holds on your registration, you cannot waitlist.

Requisites - If you have not completed the required requisites for a course, you cannot waitlist.

Time Conflict – If you are enrolled in a class at the same time the waitlist course is being offered, you will not be able to waitlist the course.

Exceeding Units - You cannot enroll in a waitlisted class if it causes you to exceed the maximum units allowed.

Additional Sections - Yout cannot enroll in a waitlisted class if you are already enrolled in a different section of the same course.

9 Units Maximum - Student may waitlist up to nine units at a time depending on full/part-time payment status.

How to get on a Waitlist if a course is full

 

 

 

 

Example result: Waitlist Completed - Message reads: Class 10628 is full. You have been placed on the wait list in position number 1. Screenshot showing Example Result Message Class 16028

 

 

For help on waitlist, please contact the academic department offering the course for which you are trying to enroll or contact the GET Helpline at 323-343-7GET (7438).

  1. Enter Class Number (Nbr) and Click enter (or click search to search for a class number) Screenshot of location of Class Nbr

     

  2. Click the Waitlist Box and then click NEXTScreenshot of Waitlist Box screen

     

  3. Review, and if the correct course is displayed, click Proceed to Step 2. Note: You can delete the course from your shopping cart at this point -- just click the trash can icon. After you finish the wait list process you can drop the class like any other class. Screenshot showing Proceed to Step 2 button

     

  4. Click Finish Enrolling. Screenshot showing Finish Enrolling button

     

  5. After you successfully wait listed a course, the screenshot below is what your schedule will look like until the system enrolls you into the course.Screenshot showing successful waitlist result

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