Freshman Edge - Summer 2013


<p>Starting this thread to discuss courses for summer. Is any one taking courses this summer, if so, what are they signing up for?</p>

<p>What is the difference between Session C & D?</p>

<p>Are tutor or other help available?</p>

<p>(I took courses though transfer edge last summer, taking another class this summer and hopefully TAing one.)</p>

<p>The difference between C and D is their length, and the courses being offered.
Session C: June 24 - August 16, 2013
Session D: July 8 - August 16, 2013</p>

<p>Tutoring… dunno. There’ll always be office hours, at least.</p>

<p>@failure622 - Did you take one class or two classes last summer? Taking 2 classes (8 credits) during the summer looks too heavy. Any details regarding this would be helpful. Thanks.</p>

<p>@rlz123 - I took two classes last summer, CS61A and CS61BL. Between the daily 3 hour labs for 61BL and two hours of commuting every day, the workload was really hard to keep up with… and I went in knowing most of the material. If you’re not a strong programmer, I wouldn’t recommend that combination. :stuck_out_tongue: Of course, I knew other students who had same schedule, and one who even had a math ontop of it, but everyone is different when it comes to what they can handle. It was doable, just… really not fun.</p>

<p>If you’re taking humanities courses, it should be a lot more manageable, but two CS classes with labs and projects and homeworks in both was a bit much.</p>

I’m planning to take summer courses through transfer edge this summer. Were you on the waitlist for those courses? How hard is it to enroll in a class if you’re on the waitlist? Thanks.</p>

<p>@darksunsets27 - Uh, I forget what my status was… I think one of the courses I got lucky and was signing up right when a new section was opened (letting me skip the waitlist) and the other I was maybe 5th on the section waitlist for a while? Last summer both courses I took (CS61A/BL) were taught by GSIs, so they were really understanding and did their best to get everyone into the class.</p>

<p>If you want the best chances of getting in (you’ll probably be okay) remember that section waitlist matters more than overall waitlist position, so if you go for an unpopular section your chances of getting in are pretty good. Also, keep an eye out for new sections opening up, if there are open seats and no waitlist for a section you’ll be put directly into the class.</p>

Thanks for your reply! I’m planning to take math courses so there are no sections. I’m currently #15 on the waitlist for one of the courses and I don’t think my chances are too great. But I’m glad to know that the GSIs are understanding :D</p>

<p>Hi, I signed up for classes for transfer edge and I was wondering if anyone has seen their summer financial aid yet? My “Summer Session” button in MyFinaid isn’t working so I wanted to see if anyone else had this problem and what to do about it.</p>