Manual vs Auto Waitlist??

<p>hey guys so i am position 12 for math 16b which has like 429 students but thing is on telebears it says the waitlist is manual not auto. would this affect my chance of being able to get in??</p>

<p>It depends on who you are in relation to that class. I was #1 on the waitlist, then I became #5 on the waitlist because other people had priority over me.</p>

<p>I actually have a different question about manual vs. auto waitlists. Does a manual waitlist mean that there is a certain amount of time immediately after somebody drops a class before the administrators of the class realize and manually add in the first person on the waitlist? In other words, could somebody with an early telebears time hold a class (with a manual waitlist) for somebody with a later telebears time, eventually dropping the class for the later person to pick up before the waitlist is processed? It would be useful to know whether that is possible.</p>

<p>Basically, yes. Sometimes they lock the class so that you can't register, but other times, as soon as someone drops out and the number of open spots grows to 1, the next person trying to register can get the spot. The department or professor decides when to process the waitlist, which might be once a week or at a fixed time in the morning.</p>

<p>Is there any way of knowing if they have locked the class so you can't register? (Before one drops a class)</p>