Registration Wait List Procedure

William Paterson University uses the waitlist option for registration.  If the class that you have requested is closed, you will be able to put yourself on a waitlist for that class.  This option will be available for the first 5 students who request the class after it has filled. 

If a seat in the class becomes available, you will receive an email in your WPUNJ email account informing you of the opening.  You will have 48 hours to claim the seat.  To claim the seat, you will need to log into WPConnect and go to the add/drop page and register for the course.  If you have already registered for a different course and wish to switch to the waitlisted course, you will need to contact the Registrar’s Office at  You only have 48 hours to claim the waitlisted seat otherwise the seat will go to the next person on the waitlist.  Please be sure to check your WPUNJ email account frequently if you place yourself on a waitlist. Once on a waitlist, there are no guarantees that you a spot will open up for you to register for a permanent seat prior to the first day of classes.