Fall 2021 Waitlist Announcement

We hope you have enjoyed your summer. Please read the following message in full for information on the fall semester and our courses.

Course Delivery

All EECS courses in fall will have their lectures delivered remotely. Certain courses will have optional in-person activities taking place throughout the term.

More information on our fall course delivery can be found here.


Starting Wednesday, September 1, the EECS Undergraduate Office QLess queue will be staffed each business day from 10 am – 4 pm until the end of September.

If you need to contact the EECS department, we strongly encourage you to use QLess for the fastest possible service. You can use this link to access QLess from your desktop. The QLess mobile app is available for Android and Apple devices.

Prerequisites and EECS Course Limits Policy

We want remind you that the Department’s course prerequisite structure is designed to ensure you have adequate background knowledge to succeed in the courses you enroll in. You are unlikely to be successful in a course unless you have previously passed its prerequisite course(s). Please ensure you have passed the prerequisite(s) for all courses you are currently enrolled in, including, if applicable, an EECS GPA of 4.5 or better.

Similarly, our course limits policy (three 3.0/4.0 credit EECS courses per term for BA/BSc students and four 3.0/4.0 credit EECS courses per term for BENG students) is in place to ensure you have a reasonable course load and all our students have access to the courses they need to make timely progress toward their graduation. Please ensure you are not in violation of the EECS course limits allowed for your degree programme.

EECS Waitlist Process

As in the past, the EECS Department will utilize a waitlist process to ensure students who most need seats in our courses receive them. Entries are ranked based on a variety of factors and each entry is evaluated carefully; the waitlist is not first come, first served. However, the waitlist is multi-staged. If you submit a waitlist entry by Wednesday, August 25 at 11:59pm, your entry will be processed by Tuesday, September 7. Entries received on or after Thursday, August 26 will not be processed until Tuesday, September 14.

The waitlist is available now here for certain high demand courses that are full. This link is also available on the EECS website under the “News” heading on the landing page.

If the course you want to enroll in is not yet on the waitlist, it means there is still space available in one of more sections of that course. All EECS courses that have prerequisites will be on the waitlist by Wednesday, September 1.

The waitlist will not be used to change course sections or labs/tutorials. For these changes, please join our QLess queue.

Requesting an Extra Course as a High GPA Student

Due to both an increase in enrollments overall and a large increase in the number of students with high GPAs, EECS has changed how it allocates extra courses to high GPA students (defined as having an OCGPA greater than 7.0) for the Fall 2021 and
Winter 2022 terms.

Previously, students with a high GPA were advised to enroll in one extra course per term and that they would not be warned or de-enrolled by the Department.
Under our updated policy, extra courses in the Fall 2021 term will be distributed to students who apply through this special request form.

Important Dates

  • August 20 – Waitlist open for certain high demand courses that are already full
  • September 1 – All EECS courses with prerequisites are frozen to allow for final prerequisite and over-enrollment checks (section changes, lab changes, and new enrollments only possible through waitlist or via QLess after this date)
  • September 1 – All EECS courses with prerequisites now on the waitlist
  • September 3 – Waitlist closes
  • September 7 – First round of waitlist results posted
  • September 8 – First day of classes
  • September 14 – Final round of waitlist results posted
  • September 16 – All remaining seats in EECS courses given away first come, first served via QLess

EECS IT issues contact information

If you have an IT issue directly related to EECS systems, including issues with your EECS login, remotelab, or issues with the software required for EECS labs, please e-mail

Please note that after acquiring an EECS account, you may have to wait up to an hour to be granted access to all EECS services.

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