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Will I get this class?

DancingM0nk3yDancingM0nk3y Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
I'm trying to get into Psych 1, and it happens to be at the same time as my Sociology class, which I really don't want to be part of but it's my backup.

I'm position 66 on the waitlist for lecture, and on telebears it doesn't show me in any position for the discussion section. Does that mean I'm in the discussion section, and probably the lecture? Or no? What are my chances of getting the class? Should I just go to Soc?

Thanks!
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Replies to: Will I get this class?

  • CaliciousCalicious Registered User Posts: 559 Member
    Lecture waitlist # is useless. Do you remember how many people were waitlisted for your section when you were waitlisting for that class? Your section waitlist position is the one that matters. Once you get into your section, you automatically get into lecture.

    ex.
    Section 1: 5 waitlistees
    Section 2: 14 waitlistees

    Student A is #5 on the lecture waitlist & is waitlisted for section 2.
    Student B is #99 on the lecture waitlist & is waitlisted for section 1.

    Conclusion: Student B will most likely get into the class b/c he only needs 5 people to drop the class/waitlist while Student A needs 14 people to drop before he can get in.

    tl;dr:
    Lecture waitlist doesn't matter for classes with sections. Try to remember your section waitlist #. If you're around the #1-3, your chance of getting in is high! #4-5 have a decent shot, but no gurantees. #6-beyond = really risky...
  • DancingM0nk3yDancingM0nk3y Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    There's 7 people total! I don't know if I am wait listed or not because it doesn't show my "position number" in telebears... it's just blank under "position number" while for lecture it shows 66. I don't think I am number 7 either way, so I'm hoping I have a pretty good chance.. I really wanna do psych and not soc
  • CaliciousCalicious Registered User Posts: 559 Member
    It's blank b/c TeleBears like screwing with you :/... You are still waitlisted if you see a waitlist for lecture. How long have you been on the waitlist? I guess you can guess your position number that way.
  • DancingM0nk3yDancingM0nk3y Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    I hate telebears.

    I've been waitlisted for at least 3 weeks, maybe a month so hopefully I'm in a good position? Is there someone I can call to find out what position I'm in?
  • CaliciousCalicious Registered User Posts: 559 Member
    You can email the psych department since I've seen several people emailing the department of the class they were waitlisted for.

    If there are 7 waitlistees right now, I doubt you're #6 or 7... I don't think you're #1 or #2 either. I guess #3-#4 sound right. That's just a guess though lol.
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