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WHYDIDICHOOSEUOFT
Posted: July 27, 2009 7:17:20 PM
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And here I thought I would be stress free until fall... Well, my course selection time began at 2:55, and turns out, I'm on the wait list for an essential course; MAT137. I am at the front of the line, so that's good. There is another meeting section that wont conflict with my timetable, but I want this particular prof. Should I change, or wait it out and cross my fingers? Console me please and thank you. cry

What are my chances for AST101? I am 92 in line. It doesn't look too good, does it?

PS ROSI sucks
caliver
Posted: July 27, 2009 7:27:45 PM

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this is an irrelevant response but i find your name to be funny lol.
Also it seems like ROSI is not as bad as SOLAR which is McMaster's program.. there's no waitlist whatsoever lol..

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saera
Posted: July 27, 2009 8:02:12 PM
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I agree that ROSI sucks... it took me almost two hours to finish selecting my courses.

All I know is your chances to get into MAT137 are higher than mine. I'm ranked #12 on a wait list. Just out of curiousity, is this particular prof Uppal?

Your chances don't seem too good for AST101. Not to make you feel bad or anything.
WHYDIDICHOOSEUOFT
Posted: July 27, 2009 8:09:20 PM
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The prof in question is indeed Uppal. I'm just sitting here in front my computer constantly refreshing the page, in the hope that I get in. Good luck to both of us. Drinks on me if we both get in. smile
omz222
Posted: July 27, 2009 8:26:46 PM
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Just drop by in Uppal's lectures and clear up your timetable for his section. You don't have to be enrolled in his section. I had a crap prof and skipped all his lectures for Uppal's, doesn't make a difference.
hk2603
Posted: July 27, 2009 9:56:45 PM
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WHYDIDICHOOSEUOFT wrote:
And here I thought I would be stress free until fall... Well, my course selection time began at 2:55, and turns out, I'm on the wait list for an essential course; MAT137. I am at the front of the line, so that's good. There is another meeting section that wont conflict with my timetable, but I want this particular prof. Should I change, or wait it out and cross my fingers? Console me please and thank you. cry

What are my chances for AST101? I am 92 in line. It doesn't look too good, does it?

PS ROSI sucks

I gave up AST101 and went for AST201, don't know if this is possible tho
and YES ROSI SUCKS. I spent FOUR hours picking my courses........
WHYDIDICHOOSEUOFT
Posted: July 27, 2009 10:07:01 PM
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Ditto on taking AST201 instead of AST101. My timetable is pseudo-complete now (taking omz222's advice). Best wishes to everyone who's wait listed.
lancaster
Posted: July 27, 2009 10:43:42 PM
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omz222 wrote:
Just drop by in Uppal's lectures and clear up your timetable for his section. You don't have to be enrolled in his section. I had a crap prof and skipped all his lectures for Uppal's, doesn't make a difference.


Just curious, how does that work for quiz/test/assignments and whatnot? Do you have to attend your own prof's lectures?
omz222
Posted: July 27, 2009 11:05:20 PM
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Quiz - tutorial
Problem sets - tutorial or lecture. I handed them in to Uppal no problem.
Tests - you write them during allotted times.
jl102
Posted: July 27, 2009 11:21:27 PM
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if the room got full wouldn't he or someone mention that there must be people there that don't belong in that section?

just wondering because others must get pissed that they are supposed to be there but end up not getting a seat.
omz222
Posted: July 28, 2009 12:29:17 AM
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That's why you go there early. No pain, no gain for those lazy people. Uppal doesn't issue attendance tickets or take attendance (not for 137 at least), and he knows that people from other sections are dropping by, but he doesn't care. I know that because he knows that I and some of my friends don't belong to his section and yet he sees us every lecture.
scarboro
Posted: July 28, 2009 7:36:32 AM

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Lol, that h0m0 loves other people getting into his lecture times.
Mat223 had people sitting down on the floor in his lectures.

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karla
Posted: July 28, 2009 12:20:02 PM

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jl102 wrote:
if the room got full wouldn't he or someone mention that there must be people there that don't belong in that section?

just wondering because others must get pissed that they are supposed to be there but end up not getting a seat.


I had an amazing math prof in first year, to the point where we had to move to a different classroom because so many people who weren't in the class were coming. Obviously he knew something was up but didn't care
Nick226
Posted: July 28, 2009 12:26:03 PM
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i to went for AST101 but got 99 in line. It really pissed me off that they give out time slots instead of first come first serve. I understand that first come first serve will cause a lot of problems with there servers but all they would need is the proper size server to maintain stability.

I went on at 2:40pm and found that i couldn't get RLG100Y1 so i went for PHL100Y1 and soon found out that they were both wait listed.

In the end i switched AST101 for linear algebra. since im taking CS i would have to take it 2nd year but ill just do it first year since i hear its mostly first content and it only has grade 12 calc and functions prerequisites.

the sad part is that im in a wait list for Religion, my spot is 31 in line. last night it was 41 so it seems to be dropping alittle. Now obviously relgiion isnt that important to me but it fulfills my humanities and written requirement in one shot so it would be great to get it.

so whats my chances with 31 in line? should i switch it?
arfeen4lyfe
Posted: July 28, 2009 12:28:54 PM

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I heard that if you really /do/ need the course, UofT will prioritize your needs and place you in it (i.e., remove people from the class who DON'T need the course, and remove [you] from the waitlist, and allow for you to take their place). Now, I'm not 100% positive, but I *think* that's how it works. I'm in a similar situation as well... I didn't get into CHM138H1 F, and am 6th on the waiting list. I'm not as worried about getting into the course as I am about adding the tutorials/practicals to my schedule, since, well, they /are/ mandatory, and the MAJORITY of the ones that I can easily fit into my schedule are either full or are one step away from being so.

And LOL, don't bother with AST101. Like everyone else said, go for AST201. People went nuts trying to get into the first one. XD
Poppy
Posted: July 29, 2009 9:49:24 AM

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Nick226 wrote:
i to went for AST101 but got 99 in line. It really pissed me off that they give out time slots instead of first come first serve. I understand that first come first serve will cause a lot of problems with there servers but all they would need is the proper size server to maintain stability.


It isn't just a question of servers - and you aren't provided your time slots randomly, nor are they based on arbitrary decisions like first letter of your last name or anything like that (at least, not in first year.) You are provided timeslots based on your category of enrollment, and students with full scholarships have first choice. It then goes in descending order based on other scholarships and other factors, but students who are admitted first, with scholarships, who have demonstrated how hard they worked to get into university in the first place, get first choice of the courses. I think it would be hard to argue this as unfair.

I, for example, as a transfer student at U of T am got a 4:20pm timeslot on my registration day, because students who are already high achievers in my year go first, and transfer students are never given priority for anything (since it is presumed that the university was my second choice, or an afterthought.) Loyalty and hard work really are rewarded in university. If you want first pick next year, get on the Dean's list and get yourself an in-course scholarship for excellent achievement. You'll see your registration time suddenly shoot up to the top. I think that's very fair.
Poppy
Posted: July 29, 2009 9:53:28 AM

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arfeen4lyfe wrote:
I heard that if you really /do/ need the course, UofT will prioritize your needs and place you in it (i.e., remove people from the class who DON'T need the course, and remove [you] from the waitlist, and allow for you to take their place). Now, I'm not 100% positive, but I *think* that's how it works.


This is true of most universities, but don't count on it for first year unless you're in an extremely specialized program where your entire university career would be ruined (actually ruined and not inconvenienced) by you not taking your requested course at that time. This applies more for people who are in 3rd or 4th year and who are still missing a prerequisite to graduate. If you suddenly find yourself in 4th year and realize that you didn't take that second-year methods class that you need to graduate and it's only offered at one time this term, with no option next semester and you are otherwise scheduled to graduate in June, yes - they will try to move things around to accomodate you. But if this is just something that inconveniences you, don't bet money that they are going to revamp the whole program and move other students around for your benefit. They might do it, but you should definitely try to fit things around yourself and not count on the administration to fix the problem for you. After all, you have another 3 years with three semesters each year to try to fit that single class into your schedule.


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