Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, fallenmerc! Can't tell you how much I appreciate your breakdown. By some miracle, I landed every class that I wanted; I was really stressed out about this whole process, and this explanation really helped me. Thanks again!
Wow, that was intense. I have to say, that explanation helped me out a ton as well, though I didn't manage to get the PE I wanted. (It had filled up within one minute of the classes hitting the market due to only 12 spots in the class...yipes). Ah well, hopefully better luck next semester! The website didn't short out on me or lag at all though, which was a pleasant unexpected surprise.
@injenious. It's unlikely that spots will open up during this pre-enroll period since people have nothing to compare to and switch out. If you are lucky/have nothing better to do, constant checking is probably the way to go atm.
However, remember that there will be an add/drop period (first two weeks i think) once the semester starts. Spots should start opening up and this period is when you should camp studentcenter. While you wait, you could always just show up to the intended class to see if you like it.
If it turns out that you like the class, and nothing opens up on studentcenter, you can try talking to your professor for their suggestion (I don't think they can actually do anything about it, but you never know) and then if they will allow overfill of the class, go to your registrar and submit a petition to add the class (some paperwork).
^Okay, thank you! Even if I don't get any intro life science classes, knowing a possible process to go through makes me much less anxious. And a double thank-you for your how-to-enroll posts on the first page. They definitely were a great help, though I evidently still wasn't fast enough, haha. I'll hope for better luck come add/drop!