...a VERY good point you raise about standby. As long as you know the Course manager would accept you on that basis. In my course, there were one or two no-shows on the (Saturday) second day, after the (Friday) evening classroom part. I felt that the way my Course's classroom section was conducted could have been greatly improved. I speculate that the Saturday no-shows were discouraged by the flood of information. Too bad, if so, because the two days of learning to ride were taught by a splendid group of instructors. Absolutely top-notch.