Add Card FAQ's
During registration, students who are on a waitlist will NOW be notified via their college student e-mail when a vacated spot in the class occurs. Once students receive their e-mail notification, they will have five days to register for the class. Students who do not register within 5 days, will be dropped from the waitlist. Directions to register for the open spot are provided in the e-mail notification.
Make sure your college student e-mail is set up and activated.
Q: What do I do once I am placed on the waitlist?
A: Check your primary student email for an email from Admissions alerting you that a seat is now available. Log into your PiratesNet/connectColumbia account then click the Manage Waitlist. Click Register next to the class and then in the Preferred Class list, click Register from the Action drop-down list. Submit the form and complete the registration process.
Q: How do I add a class if it has already started?
A: Registration closes upon the start of each semester. In order to add a class, you will have to request an Add Card from the instructor with a four-digit Access code that will allow you to add the class.
Q: If I am waitlisted for a class, am I automatically added?
A: No. In order to register for a waitlisted class, you will need to attend the first day of class and obtain an Add Card from the instructor. Once the Add Card is obtained, you must remove yourself from the waitlist. Then register for the class by clicking the "Add Class with Add Card" link. Just keep in mind that you only have one day to add a class with an Add Card.
Q: How do I add a class with the Add Card?
A: Log in to PiratesNet/connectColumbia and click on "Add Class with Access Code/Add Card", to add the class.
Q: What does "Permission" mean on my Class Schedule?
A: "Permission" means that you are no longer on the Waitlist. Once a student receives "Permission", he or she can register for the class, using the normal registration process. You have FIVE days to add that class. If you fail to add it, you will be removed from the class altogether.
Note: That you can find out if you have permission to add the class by checking your student E-mail and/or your class schedule.
Q: If I am on the waitlist for an online class, how do I add it?
A: You must click the "Electronic Add Card Request (For Online Classes)" link, under "Registration" and fill out the online form and submit. Once the instructor receives the request, he or she will e-mail you an access code. You must remove yourself from the waitlist, using the "Drop Waitlisted Classes" link, then register for the class by clicking the "Add Class with Add Card" link.