OIDSurviving the First Quarter of Teaching

What information can the instructor provide you about the course's typical student population?

Number of StudentsYou may wish to find out how many students will be in each section and how many in the course total.

Waitlist policy The instructor may expect you to overenroll your sections or may have a firm policy against accepting students off the waitlist or may leave it to your discretion. You may want to ask what the PTE policy is.

Typical student The instructor may be able to tell you some characteristics of typical students. For example, the course may often fill up with transfer students, or graduation seniors, or non-majors, or freshmen.