Can I give a student an enrollment override via the Special Registration form?
No. Enrollment overrides, via Special Registration forms, into classes with ESTHER wait-lists cause technical problems within the system and for students on the wait-list.
Can I reorder my wait-list in ESTHER?
No. Students add themselves to wait-lists in ESTHER on a first-come, first-served basis.
How do I give a pre-requisite override to a student needing to wait-list a course in ESTHER?
Sign a Special Registration Form indicating the pre-requisite override. Return the form to the student for submission to the Office of the Registrar. The pre-requisite override will be entered into the system and the student can proceed to register/wait-list the course.
Where can I see the ESTHER wait-list roster for my course?
You can view the current ESTHER wait-list for your course via the Faculty Services tab in ESTHER.
Please Note: ESTHER wait-lists for cross-listed courses are displayed separately under each cross-listed section.
Why is Rice offering wait-listing in ESTHER?
There are a couple benefits to using wait-listing in ESTHER. One is that the utilization of a wait-list in ESTHER facilitates a fair registration process for students. Another helpful component of the wait-list in ESTHER is that it allows Rice the ability to measure demand for a particular course or area of study.
Additionally, wait-listing in ESTHER aids and assists in the primary goal of increasing the number of smaller classes at Rice, as outlined by the Provost's office. For more information on these new guidelines and processes for courses, please view the New Guidelines and Processes for Courses.