University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Additional Enrollment Details


A limited amount of waitlist spots are available for all sections of undergraduate courses and select graduate courses.  The waitlist option is available for students to select when enrolling in a course so that when seats become available in a closed course, an automatically run process will enroll the student, so long as all appropriate enrollment criteria for the course are met.  If a student does not meet the criteria to be auto-enrolled in a course, the process will select the next student on the waitlist who does satisfy all criteria for enrollment, according to their position number. Students may be waitlisted for up to 8 credits at a time.  To view your waitlist position in courses, access PeopleSoft/HighPoint CX, open the Enrollment menu, and select View Waitlist.

Waitlist scenarios:

  • I want to be on the waitlist for a course that conflicts with another open course in which I want to enroll.  If I get into the waitlisted course, I will want to drop the course that presents the time conflict.  Enroll in the open course using the “add a class” instructions as per normal.  Next, select the “swap” option, and swap the currently enrolled class with the waitlisted course to successfully be able to swap the courses, should seats become available in the waitlisted course.
  • I am currently waitlisted for 7 units, but want to change the courses for which I am waitlisted, because I cannot be waitlisted for more than 8 credits.  Drop any or all of the courses for which you are waitlisted using the “drop” function.  Select the appropriate course to drop, and proceed with the drop process.  Once a waitlisted course is dropped, your position number on the waitlist is forfeited.
  • I already got onto the waitlist for a course that I now want to be able to swap with a course in which I am already enrolled if I get into the waitlisted course.  Unfortunately, in this case, since the two courses were not set up using the swap function initially, this cannot be done without forfeiting your position on the waitlist and setting up the swap from the start again.  The waitlisted course will need to be dropped, then the swap function can be used to set up the swap with the enrolled course as detailed above.
  • I am waitlisted for a lecture and a corresponding lab/recitation, and it seems that I am being skipped over on the waitlist.  When it comes to lectures with corresponding labs or recitations, a student who in already enrolled in the course must drop the exact combination of lecture and lab/recitation which you have waitlist for in order for you to be enrolled in that person’s seat.

For additional waitlist information, visit the Waitlist FAQ.

Enrollment Appointments

  • The enrollment appointment is the day and time when a student can begin enrolling. Once a student’s enrollment appointment begins, adding, dropping, or editing classes can be done until the end of the add/drop period. Students can view their enrollment appointment date and time in Enrollment > Enrollment Dates in CX or Student Center in PeopleSoft Classic.
  • Enrollment appointments are assigned according to credits earned. Those students with the highest number of earned credits will be given the earliest appointments.
  • Students cannot enroll in classes prior to the date and time of their assigned enrollment appointment.
  • Enrollment appointments are not assigned for the summer term; students can begin enrolling on the first day of the summer term open enrollment period.
  • Enrollment appointments cannot be changed once set.
  • Students who were not assigned an enrollment appointment should contact the Office of the Registrar to initiate the process of being assigned an enrollment appointment.

Enrollment Requirements

Pre‐Requisite:  A pre‐requisite is something that a student must complete (or be enrolled in for a previous term) before the start date of the desired class.  By default, the system will include any ‘In‐Progress’ courses from a previous term as meeting the requisite. 

Co‐Requisite:  A co‐requisite is something that a student can complete prior to, or at the same time as, the desired class.   This means that if one course is a co‐requisite to another, students can enroll in both courses, simultaneously, within the same term – or could have already completed the course in a previous term, to meet the requisite.

Grading Options/Auditing a Course

  • Undergraduate courses are offered under the LG (letter grade), SNC (satisfactory/no credit) or LG/SNC (can choose letter grade or satisfactory/no credit option), LG/SU3 (can choose letter grade or Honors, Satisfactory, Unsatifactory option) grading options.   During the enrollment process, the course will default to its assigned grading basis. In the case of LG/SNC courses, the course will default to LG, and SNC will have to be selected by the student in order for the student to receive the SNC grade.  Should the student not choose an appropriate grading basis during initial enrollment, they have the ability to change the grading option using the "Edit enrollment" function in CX for courses up until the end of the add/drop period for a term.  After the add/drop deadline has passed and self-service is disabled to students, students will need to contact the Office of the Registrar to fill out a Grade Option Change Form by the Grade Option Deadline for each term.  
  • Grading options for each course are approved by the deparment that offers the course(s) and are not always available options on all courses.
  • Auditing a course results in no quality points, credit hours toward graduation, or GPA impact.  To audit a course, students must enroll in the course, pay tuition for the course, and visit the Office of the Registrar to fill out a Grade Option Change Form.  The form must be signed by the instructor and approved by the Office of the Registrar.
  • Deadline to change the grading option for a course or to audit a course is no later than the first three weeks of the term in which the course is offered.

Full-time vs. Part-time status

  • Undergraduate students are considered to be full time when enrolled in 12 or more credits in a term.
  • The maximum number of credits in which full time students can enroll without additional tuition cost is 18 credits.
  • Exceptions to exceed these credit limits can be made by the Office of the Registrar, but exceptions are not guaranteed.  Exceeding credit limits for a specific career will incur additional tuition charges for the student.


Some courses may have a course fee attached.  Courses and their fees can be found in the "Guide to Schedule" that is published with each term's schedule. 

The official end of the enrollment period ends at the end of the day on the first day of the fall and spring terms. Students who enroll after the published deadline are assessed a $25.00 Late Registration Fee. 

If you enroll after classes have begun, you reduce your time to determine whether you wish to remain in a class. All add/drop decisions must be made and the Enrollment Form processed by the established add/drop deadline for each term.  The late add or late drop of a course occurring after the end of the add/drop deadline for a term will incur a $25.00 late add/drop fee assessed by the Office of the University Registrar. 

Information pertaining to resigning or withdrawing from a term completely can be found on the Office of the Registrar's Webpage. 

Drop vs. Withdrawal Period Guidelines

Student have the ability to drop courses from the time in which they are enrolled in a course through the end of the add/drop period for each term.  The drop function removes the student from the course and removes the course from the student’s academic record.

From the end of the add/drop period through the end of the monitored withdrawal period, students have the option to withdraw from any or all courses.  Monitored withdrawals results in the receipt of a “W” grade, which offers no quality points, credits earned, or GPA impact.

Drops in self-service are disabled after the initial add/drop period.