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CS61A Waitlist -- Odds of getting into desired SECTION?

Azure326Azure326 Registered User Posts: 1,179 Senior Member
I'm waitlisted position 2 for CS61A. I'm positive I'll get into the class, but I'm not sure if I'll get into my desired section. There are 2 people (including me) on the waitlist for my desired section, but unfortunately Telebears doesn't indicate which position I am for the section itself (so, I don't know if the person in waitlist position 1 is on the waitlist for the same section as me or not). There are some early (8:00 - 9:30 and 9:30 - 11:00) sections that have plenty of open space, but I'd prefer not to take these for obvious reasons (1. They're extremely early, of course; 2. All of my other classes begin around ~1:00 p.m., and I've been told by many people that having to wake up at ~8:00 a.m. some days at ~11 or 12 other days can really get you screwed up).

So, what do you guys think are the odds of me getting into the section? I know that during the first week Harvey tells people that are still waitlisted to join the 8:00 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. slots that are always open, and that he also tells those that are in other sections that could wake up early for these early ones to switch to help out others. Does anybody know how many people actually switch to these earlier sections as per Harvey's request? There's an 11:00 - 12:30 section open (not quite the 12:30 - 2 section I'm after that'll line up with my other classes that begin at 1 on non-CS61A-section days, but certainly better than 8:00 or 9:30 a.m.), but I'm not sure if I should drop out of my waitlist to play it safe, or let it ride and hope I get into my desired section.
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