Originally Posted by Chevalier
ditto.....the thing that ticks me off is that i dont take courses because they are easy or bird. i take them because i am interested in them and they peek my curiosity. I hate it when everything that i am the slightest bit interested in is taken and im forced to take course that i have absolute no interest in taking. whats more is that im being almost forced to take and pay for courses i dont want because everything i do want is full. my tuition, my undergrad, my interests, i should be able to take what i want, not what solar tells me is left.
also.....i dont get why solar doesnt tell me there is a conflict when i first select the courses in June -_-. because of that i have to now drop of the courses i was really looking forward to and nothing else fits because everything has been sectioned and i keep getting conflicts with tuts, cores, labs. and its impossible to change around because every section is full -_-.
It's your responsibility to check the master timetable prior to selecting courses so that you know whether or not it is possible to take them both without a conflict, not SOLAR's responsibility to tell you. Sections have not yet been uploaded onto SOLAR (it doesn't have any sectional information nor does it know what section you will be placed in), so it can't tell you if it conflicts.
This year I heard of one person's glitching where it didn't assign them a conflict-free timetable even though it was possible (and all of her courses were required, no electives at all), but usually it's pretty good at minimizing the number of conflicts based on space available in each section and the number of people in each course.
Alternatively, sometimes they will allow you to switch sections if you have a conflict with a non-mandatory course (it's worth asking the people in charge of both courses, if possible).
As for wanting to take courses you're interested in, so does everyone else. That's why certain courses are in high demand. Everyone is paying for their courses, why should you get preference?
I'm not saying the system is perfect, but you need to understand that IT ISN'T. Nor is any other school's. It's easy to say they should open up more sections, but there aren't people to teach them.
Waiting lists is something that could/should be implemented, however.