Seat Reservation and Waitlist Frequently Asked Questions
What are unreserved seats?
An unreserved seat is a seat not set aside by the seat reservation. These seats are open to anyone regardless if they meet the seat reservation or not. If all seat reservations are full and a student qualifies for the reserved seat but an unreserved seat is available for them, they may enroll in the unreserved seat.
How do I get a seat reservation added for a section?
Who adds seat reservations?
Seat reservations are added by Academic Advising for students attending Orientation. All other seat reservations are added by Registrar MAUI Support team members.
How do I view a seat reservation?
Departmental Administrators can view a section in MAUI. If there is a seat reservation it will display within the Restriction area of Offerings Planner. It will include the name of the seat reservation restriction, number of seats used, number of seats reserved, open date and release date.
On the section listing in MyUI, there is an indicator stating “Some seats are reserved”. It also displays the number of unreserved seats available. To see the actual seat reservation, click the section hyperlink to view more section details.
When viewing additional information about the section, reserved seats are displayed within the restriction area. Note: only current seat reservations are displayed. Future seat reservations display the day the seat reservation opens.
For more information and screenshots, please visit our Seat Reservations on a Course Section page.
How are "unreserved seats" calculated in MyUI?
Overall opt enrollment – Total of future reserved seats = Opt enrollment displaying on MyUI
Opt enrollment displaying on MyUI – Current enrollment = Remaining seats available
Remaining seats available – Current reserved seats still not used = Unreserved seats available
Example 1 (PSQF:1075:0003 Fall 2019, no future reserved seats):
- Overall opt enrollment: 45
- Total of future reserved seats: 0 (see MAUI Offerings Restriction panel)
- Opt enrollment displaying on MyUI: 45
- Current enrollment: 12
- Remaining seats available: 33
- Current reserved seats still not used: 11
- Unreserved seats available: 22
- Opt enrollment displaying on MyUI (45) - Current Enrollment (12) - Total Seat Reservation (11) = Unreserved seats available (22)
Example 2 (ANTH:1101:0A10):
- Overall opt enrollment: 25
- Total of future reserved seats: 8 (see MAUI Offerings Restriction panel)
- Opt enrollment displaying on MyUI: 17
- Current enrollment: 14
- Remaining seats available: 3
- Current reserved seats still not used: 2
- Unreserved seats available: 1
MyUI opt enrollment display reduces the opt enrollment count by the number of seats not yet open.
Unreserved seat calculation on section listing is updated at time of MyUI refresh from MAUI (approximately 30 minutes)
When drilling into section, unreserved seat calculation is live.
How do seat reservations work on a course with related sections?
MAUI indicates the course has a seat reservation, why can’t I see it in MyUI?
How does a student qualify for a reserved seat?
If any program of study meets the seat reservation criteria and a reserved seat is available, student uses the reserved seat. Use of reserved seat looks at all programs of study for a student, not just primary.
What happens if a student makes changes to their program of study, associated learning center or qualifier and are in a reserved seat?
Why isn’t there a waitlist available if there is a seat reservation?
What is a One-Click seat reservation?
Can I administratively add a student to the waitlist if they qualify for an open reserved seat?
Departments should not administratively add a student to the waitlist who qualifies for an open reserved seat. It will not offer the student an open reserved seat because no drop/add enrollment action has taken place to trigger a waitlist offer. Administrators should direct those students to register via MyUI. If the reserved seat is still available at the time of registration, they will automatically be slotted into one of the reserved seats in the seat reservation.