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Mal Reynolds
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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:58 pm

Dany wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:This really is kappycaft1' luck but I have perfect AT&T reception in regents. Not arguing just throwing out another data point.

Your old apartment in Regents had really awful AT&T reception though.


Oh yeah. So maybe a 1/3 chance!!

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:15 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:37 pm

lawschool2014hopeful wrote:I am currently comparing cell phone plans, and I see Virgin mobile being the cheapest by far? Is there a significant downside to this? It would cost me 27 dollars monthly at Virgin mobile, double the price with all the other carriers.


I'm on the T-Mobile $30 Wal-mart plan. You get unlimited data and text but only 100 min for phone. Good for me since I hate talking on the phone, but not for everyone. T-Mobile reception is fine in my apartment at Regents

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:03 pm

Rahviveh wrote:
lawschool2014hopeful wrote:I am currently comparing cell phone plans, and I see Virgin mobile being the cheapest by far? Is there a significant downside to this? It would cost me 27 dollars monthly at Virgin mobile, double the price with all the other carriers.


I'm on the T-Mobile $30 Wal-mart plan. You get unlimited data and text but only 100 min for phone. Good for me since I hate talking on the phone, but not for everyone. T-Mobile reception is fine in my apartment at Regents



Awesome, thanks for letting me know. This looks pretty good.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:54 pm

I had to switch from US Cellular to Verizon 1L year because I got no reception in Regents. (ironically US Cellular is like based out of south side Chicago...) I ended up getting a consistent like 2 bars at 3G. Of course you can and should just have your phone go through your WiFi so it's not as big of an issue, but still annoying.

FYI cell reception at the law school is real bad too

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby elterrible78 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:54 pm

It seems like at least some of the bidding/deciding/assigning is done, but Corp Lab doesn't show up under my courses for the fall quarter. When I look at the course information, though, neither section is full (or even close). Anybody know what gives?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:00 pm

I only got my top two choices. Not sure how fucked I am lol. But another class I bid third has 0/75 people. So maybe it's not done filling yet.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Crowing » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:02 pm

elterrible78 wrote:It seems like at least some of the bidding/deciding/assigning is done, but Corp Lab doesn't show up under my courses for the fall quarter. When I look at the course information, though, neither section is full (or even close). Anybody know what gives?


Does the scheduling work for you? Have you tried just straight up signing up for it now?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:03 pm

They scheduled me for a class conflict :-/ I was aware of it, but bid both and figured the system would do the first choice if I got it and drop the second, and only do the second choice if I didn't get a first. Guess not.

Anything I can do about it, other than just wait until add-drop? I don't really get how pre-registration differs from add/drop, tbh.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Rahviveh » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:04 pm

We only need 9 credits right? So you can just take 3 classes a quarter?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby elterrible78 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:05 pm

Crowing wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:It seems like at least some of the bidding/deciding/assigning is done, but Corp Lab doesn't show up under my courses for the fall quarter. When I look at the course information, though, neither section is full (or even close). Anybody know what gives?


Does the scheduling work for you? Have you tried just straight up signing up for it now?


I think we can't until Tuesday, right?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby WhiteyCakes » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:07 pm

Rahviveh wrote:We only need 9 credits right? So you can just take 3 classes a quarter?


3/quarter will not get you to graduation. You need to average just under 11 credits per quarter

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:09 pm

I think it averages out to 4 quarters with 4 classes and 2 quarters with 3 classes.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Crowing » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:14 pm

Hm anybody know how we would go about modifying the number of credits we signed up for in a clinic?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:14 pm

I expect that the registration website won't show you accurate enrollment numbers until the open registration period begins on Tuesday (although it might not be until Add/Drop - I don't really remember the difference in those two periods to be honest.)

Also if you bid for a class and didn't get it, you're automatically on the waitlist so keep an eye out for an email from the registrar called "Waitlist Activation Notification" - they'll tell you if you're able to register, and you need to respond to their email to enroll in the class. This happened several times for me so don't freak out too much yet if you didn't get a class you wanted.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:16 pm

elterrible78 wrote:It seems like at least some of the bidding/deciding/assigning is done, but Corp Lab doesn't show up under my courses for the fall quarter. When I look at the course information, though, neither section is full (or even close). Anybody know what gives?

Corporate Lab is only showing the people who rolled over from previous quarters right now. You have to stay in for 3 consecutive quarters and the people carrying over from last year are automatically registered for the next quarter. So it just hasn't updated with the new students who got it through bidding, I think. If it's not under your courses, you aren't in it (but are still on the WL).

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:19 pm

Someone needs to tell DG not to make registration during OCI. That is some bullshit.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:20 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby ansteam » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:50 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:I only got my top two choices. Not sure how fucked I am lol. But another class I bid third has 0/75 people. So maybe it's not done filling yet.

Only got my top 1 choice. Ugh. :|

EDIT: And my #5 choice that I randomly signed up for and was planning on dropping - advanced legal writing or something like that.

EDIT EDIT: Fuck the bidding system. And fuck having to do that during OCI without having any idea of how we should bid to not be screwed. :evil:


Those results should be more or less typical, and there just isn't as much strategy for bidding for classes as there is for OCI. It'll usually be hard to get more than your first and/or second choice, especially if you're bidding on seminars or popular lectures. When you've got 400 2Ls + 3Ls and 70 LLMs all bidding on maybe 20 desirable seminars, chances are high that anything you bid at 3 or lower (or even 2 or lower) has at least 20 people bidding it higher.

And compared to last year, the lectures are significantly underenrolled - maybe people all bid seminars high this quarter, which would have made getting into seminars even harder than usual.

You can also check your waitlist position for classes right now - log into my.uchicago.edu >> Academics >> My Courses and Grades >> Additional Information.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:18 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:02 pm

I literally got 100% of classes I bid last year and this fall, you guys suck at this (or I have bad taste in classes???)

PSA - I don't know any class that didn't take people off the WL, and i don't know anyone on a WL who didn't get off if they tried. Show up to the first day and if there's a seat you will get it.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:04 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Crowing » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:48 pm

2014 wrote:I literally got 100% of classes I bid last year and this fall, you guys suck at this (or I have bad taste in classes???)

PSA - I don't know any class that didn't take people off the WL, and i don't know anyone on a WL who didn't get off if they tried. Show up to the first day and if there's a seat you will get it.


I think Reg is just bad. Don't compare the rest of us to him.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Neal Patrick Harris » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:58 pm

Agreed with the seat thing. I've only heard of one class not letting people in when they showed up to the first class session.

That said... 4/4 classes including a greenberg... what's wrong with you guys!?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:29 pm

Neal Patrick Harris wrote:Agreed with the seat thing. I've only heard of one class not letting people in when they showed up to the first class session.

That said... 4/4 classes including a greenberg... what's wrong with you guys!?


But haven't you don't think three times before and have more priority as a 3L?




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