The Economics Department has centralized the registration waitlist process for all economics courses except intro macroeconomics (ECON 0150) and intro microeconomics (ECON 0155). Students wishing to be waitlisted for these intro courses should reach out to the individual instructors only. 

The economics department also includes IPEC 0240 in the waitlist survey since it is offered by economics faculty members.

The centralized waitlist process will allow students to make just one combined request and allow the department to fairly and efficiently prioritize needs so students can enroll in courses they need to progress through the major.

Note that any remaining open seats after registration has ended will be allocated by need and class standing. Since your position on the waitlist will not be a factor in determining who is allowed to add a course, please refrain from emailing instructors.


The Spring 2024 waitlist survey is closed.

The deadline to complete and submit the waitlist survey was Thursday, November 30.

Students should be notified of their waitlist status by mid December and if they are offered a seat off a waitlist will need to respond promptly or risk forfeiting that spot. 


  • The waitlist is a Qualtrics survey that can be accessed when a link is posted after the on-line registration period has ended for the fall or spring term.
  • Please fill out the waitlist survey just once to be waitlisted for as many Economics courses as you choose. (Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the prerequisites for the courses you list and failure to do so may mean that you’re not able to take the course assigned to you through the waitlist process.)
  • Please fill out the waitlist survey completely and accurately or you will not be placed on any waitlists.
  • If you forgot something, or your situation changes and you need to make a change, you may submit the form again. It is helpful to put a note in the comments section when submitting a corrected request. If you submit multiple requests, the most recent time stamped request will be used and the others will be deleted.
  • Once the waitlists are compiled, the department will review the needs and preferences of each student and attempt to find placements for as many students as possible in the courses they need to stay on track to meet the major requirements. Depending on availability, either the course instructors or Amy Holbrook will email students once we learn what course(s) we can offer you a seat in. The number of available spaces in courses will determine the number of students who will be able to be offered a seat off from the waitlist. (Instructors may not over enroll their classroom capacity.) If you receive such an email, you should respond promptly or risk losing the spot.
  • We understand that registration can be a stressful time, however, we ask that you refrain from emailing individual instructors, the chair, and/or the department coordinator to check on your status. This is a very time-consuming process and additional, unnecessary emails will only bog things down.
  • Please be patient. We may not be able to get you into your first or second choices, however, we will make sure you get into courses that you need to meet your major requirements, especially for graduating seniors.

Updated 11/9/23 arh