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Waitlist Instructions

All SPE classes except for SPE 2000 and 5000-level courses must be waitlisted.

Have CRN number(s ready). For students registering for co-requisite classes, you must enter the lower number first. Example:  CRN for 3200 is entered before the CRN # for 3201.

Go to:

Click Login to Paws

            Use your email login information

On the Main Menu.

Click Student.

Click Registration.

Read the Policy and Click Continue.

Click “add” or drop” class: enter CRN number(s) at bottom of page where it says “Add”.

Click “Submit Changes” button.

For SPE classes, click drop arrow and click “Wait List”.

Click “Submit Changes” button a 2nd time!

To double check that you have waitlisted the class, you can log out and log back in and check that the class was waitlisted (WL will indicate a waitlisted class).

When you receive the following e-mail, you should add the class within 3 days:


Below is the email that is sent to students waitlisted for a course when a seat opens:

 “A seat is now available in CRN#, COURSE/SECTION, COURSE TITLE you are currently waitlisted.  The receipt of this e-mail does not guarantee you a seat in the class.  Providing that you do not have any holds on your record, you may now try to register for this sectionYou will have 72 hours from the time this e-mail was sent to add this section through your PAWS account.  After 72 hours, you will no longer be able to add the course to your schedule.  At that time, you must sign onto PAWS and drop the waitlisted course from your schedule.  After dropping the course, you may waitlist the course again should you choose to do so.  Your name will then be added to the bottom of the waitlist.  If you have questions regarding this e-mail, please contact your advisor.”

  • This e-mail will come from Amy Lynch, Registrar.
  • Questions or issues to be addressed to the Department of Special Education secretary at: (217) 581-5315.


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Department of Special Education

Eastern Illinois University
1212 Buzzard Building
Charleston, IL 61920

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