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Permit Waitlists Information

Permit Waitlist FAQs

What are Waitlists?

Some permit types are limited and sell out each year. Parking and Transportation Services maintains a separate waiting list for each permit type that has sold out.  As permits become available, we award the right to purchase from the waiting list on a first-in, first-out basis.  When you are awarded the right to purchase, you are given a limited time to buy the awarded permit you before the permit is offered to the next person on the list.

How do I join a waitlist?

You can add to and edit your waitlists from your Parking and Transportation account page.  After logging in, click the “Add/Edit Waitlists” button in the Permits section.  Please note, if you remove your name from a waitlist, you will lose your place on that list.  If you rejoin that list, you will be at the bottom of the list.

How many waitlists can I join?

You may join up to five waitlists.

What are Prioritized Waitlists?

If you join more than one permit waitlist, you will be able to specify which permit is your first choice, second choice, etc.  When you are awarded the right to purchase a permit from a waitlist, you will remain on any waitlists with a higher priority than what you are awarded, but will be removed from all lower priority waitlists. 

Can I change my waitlist priorities?

Yes.  Until you are awarded the right to purchase, you can change the priorities of your choices by logging into your parking account.

How do I know if I’m on a waitlist?  How can I tell what position I’m in on the list?

You can check the status of your waitlist from your parking account page.  The Rank will show where you are on the list for each request.

I signed up last year, am I still on the list?

Student waitlists are cleared and reset every year.   You must sign up each year for Student permit waitlists (H1-9, C1, AS and AC).

Faculty/Staff permits waitlists (FS1, FS1, GR, and GH) roll over from year to year and are not reset.

How will I know when I have been awarded the right to purchase?

A notice will be emailed to your WKU Assigned email address (@wku.edu or @topper.wku.edu). The award letter will specify which permit you have been awarded and how long you have to purchase the permit.

What if my right to purchase expires?

You will not be able to purchase that permit. You will be removed from that waitlist and all lower priority waitlists, but remain on all higher priority waitlist.  You may re-join the waitlist, but will lose your previous position.

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 Last Modified 12/5/18