When seats become available in a section that has a waitlist, the class remains closed until a process runs that automatically enrolls students from the waitlist. The class stays closed until the process attempts to enroll any waiting students.
The waitlist process attempts to enroll students based on waitlist position number. If a student does not meet the criteria to enroll in the class, the process will skip that student and attempt to enroll the next student on the list. If the waitlist is unable to enroll any of the students who are on the waitlist, the class will open and other, non-waitlisted students will be able to enroll for the open seats. Please see the question, "What would prevent me from being auto-enrolled from the waitlist?" for additional information.
Students who were on the waitlist and were not enrolled will maintain their position on the waitlist. Students will have an opportunity to be auto-enrolled the next time a seat is made available, if they resolve the issue that prevented them from being auto-enrolled previously.
If there are no students on the waitlist, the class will open as usual whenever seats are available.
Students on the waitlist are not guaranteed enrollment in the waitlisted class. Successful enrollment depends on space availability and meeting class requirements.