The deadline for joining the waiting list has passed.
The waiting list has been cleared.
To help relieve some of incredibly high demand for CS/ECE 374 this semester, Jeff is maintaining an informal waiting list, so that as students drop the class, other interested and qualified students can enroll. If you are interested in taking CS/ECE 374 this semester but are unable to register, please add yourself to the waiting list no later than Wednesday, August 24. As students drop, we will offer registration overrides to people on the waiting list as described below.
After joining the waiting list, please also enroll yourself on Gradescope (with the code 9V6WG9), Piazza (with the code 374), and Moodle (with the code 374), to get access to homeworks, class discussion, and self-study quizzes, respectively.
Joining the waiting list does not guarantee you a spot in the class.
Altogether, we expect to offer a total of 30–50 overrides. There are already close to 100 unregistered students on the waiting list. So realistically, joining the waiting list gives you at most a 50% chance of eventually getting in. On the other hand, if you don't join the waiting list, you definitely won't get in.
Unfortunately, we do not have space for unregistered students in the lecture hall or in the labs, at least for the first few weeks. Please do not attend lecture or any lab section until you are officially registered. Lecture videos, slides, lecture notes, lab handouts, and lab solutions will all be available on the course web page.
How the waiting list works
At the end of the day on Tuesday, August 23, we closed registration. After that date, no one will be allowed to register without an explicit registration override. (If you think someone is saving you a seat, you're wrong.)
At the end of the day on Wednesday, August 24, we closed the waiting list.
We removed students from the waiting list that met any of the following conditions:
In addition, we removed students who did not submit Homework 0. After each future homework deadlines, we will move students who do not submit that homework.
- are already registered,
- have prior credit for 374 (or the equivalnent CS 498 BL1,
- do not have credit (regular, proficiency, or transfer) for CS 173 (or Math 213), or
- do not have credit (regular, proficiency, or transfer) for CS 225
As students drop, we offer overrides to students on the waiting list. Initially students are chosen by random lottery. After the first homework grades are released, we will give students with higher homework scores higher priority, with ties broken randomly. We are not prioritizing by major, year, or when you joined the mailing list.
We will not offer overrides after the fourth week of class (September 19). The number of students is small enough that we can be confident that everyone will eventually get in.
- If you are a computer engineering major who plans to graduate in December 2016, you should have been offered a registration override already. If not, please contact both Jeff Erickson and Erhan Kudeki immediately.
- If you are a computer science major (either in Engineering or in LAS) who plans to graduate by May 2017, you should have been offered a registration override already. (CS 374 is a prrequisite for CS 421, which is also a graduation requirement.) If not, please contact both Jeff Erickson and Lenny Pitt immediately.
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