Will you raise the class ceiling?
Please know that I do not intend to raise the ceiling for any of my classes; it is not conducive for discussion which is crucial to the learning goals. I’d recommend that you come to the class or both classes during the first week and hopefully you’d find a spot. Almost without exception a few students drop my classes in the first week or so, and in the past, invested and interested students have been able to find room without a problem. If it is meant to be, you’ll be able to get in. If not, there will be other semesters for you. Do not worry.
And I usually do not keep a waiting list. Please do feel welcome to email with further concerns.