is priority enrollment worth it?

<p>My question is that have any of you ever wished that you had priority enrollment? Have you ever had trouble getting into a class that priority enrollment would have helped you get into?</p>

<p>I'm just asking because I'm thinking of dropping my cluster. The only reason I wanted to take the class in the first place was to get honors credit.</p>

<p>Umm, I wished that not so many other people had priority enrollment. :o :rolleyes: Like half the people at UCLA have it or whatever. You got the Regent Scholars, College Honors people (like half of the incoming class is in it), athletes, cluster people, all those various PLUS/AAP (at least they used to?) groups, what have ya...</p>

<p>I think it's highly necessary especially if you need to get into an impacted course and avoid schedule conflicts.</p>

<p>Honestly, I don't think it's an advantage to have it. However, it IS disadvantageous to not have it. Even with priority, it can be hard/time consuming to get into a more prefered disc/lecture for some classes. Constant F5's hoping that people won't fill up the class or will drop the class isn't so fun.</p>

<p>So I'm guessing that you're dropping College Honors as well?</p>

<p>Loooooooooooooooooooove priority. Seriously I'd have the worst classes without it. But I'm also in a super impacted major so everything helps.</p>

<p>Priority helps out a ton. Some of the smaller classes fill up at an incredible rate. I don't have priority but was usually a whole class standing ahead of my year (came in with a lot of credits, started with sophmore standing and was on junior standing before I was done as a freshman). That's usually helped me get into all the classes I've wanted, though I've gotten into some by a few close calls (I'd have a 6 AM enrollment time with senior standing, and by the time my slot rolls around on first pass, the class I wanted had 2 open slots!). So yes, priority gives a huge advantage, though it matters less the more classes you take and the less people needing to take that particular class.</p>

<p>Sucks for us people who aren't THAT smart. =[</p>

<p>everyone at UCLA is smart. I can't really say that about those UCB people. hehe :rolleyes:</p>

<p>Really. College honors really, really isn't that big of a deal. It looks good and gets you priority, but it's generally not that much harder than normal classes. Anyone who's smart enough to actually get into UCLA in the first place could easily get into and succeed in college honors.</p>

<p>i need priorityenrollment, yo. dont want to get up early more than 2 days a week....</p>

<p>It would seriously take me so long to graduate if I didn't have priority. My department has tooooo many repeat classes so the ones that people haven't already taken get filled super fast. Like, sometimes before normal first pass starts fast.</p>

<p>coz ur in communications... i partially picked my major because it has the most classes available at the most flexible times. and i like it.</p>

<p>Yeah but I wouldn't change it for anything.</p>

<p>I'd be so miserable if I were doing anything else. So yknow. We just rectify the situation by doing priority.</p>

<p>What's your major, namaste? And did you know? Did you look up every single course for multiple majors on the registrar site or something?</p>

<p>^I totally did that. Not every single course, but I kept track of what was offered for my major and my alternate and when they were offered for probably over a year before I showed up. </p>

<p>I <3 scheduling.</p>

<p>Oh. Brilliant. I didn't even know where I was going to go a year before.</p>

<p>Yeah. 'Tis ok, I was a transfer and explicitly knew from before day 1 that I NEEDED to go to UCLA. So I just focused all of my attention on UCLA and UCLA only. Which is why I would've been somewhat screwed had I not gotten in. But I was trying to be optimistic. </p>

<p>I also had my fall schedule for my first year planned out as soon as they released the offerings that June. I love figuring out fun schedules, I just don't like actually going to the classes.</p>

<p>history, and yes i w ent by reputation then rsearched requirements and how courses are offered</p>