Tips for Registering for your Classes
Registering for classes… oh the horror. If you’re a first-year, lucky you; if you’re a sophomore, good luck.
Regardless of your class grade there are a few tips that we could all use when figuring out our schedules for next year.
- Start early. Do not wait until the night before your registration date to figure out what classes you want to take. Spend some time a couple weeks prior to decide your potential list of classes and when they are offered
- Always have back ups. The chances of you getting all your classes at the desired times is pretty slim to none. It doesn’t hurt to have a few extra options just in case that 500 person lecture fills up after the 3rd day of registration.
- Every second counts. If your registration time is at 12:15, you better be at your computer and ready to go by 12:00. There are thousands of other students with the same exact registration time as you, and you better believe that a few of them want that Stats 119 class too.
- Discuss with your peers. Nothing is more telling than first hand experience. Talk with friends who have already taken the course you are looking into. Did they have a great professor who sparked their interest in the subject? Is there another course you can take to satisfy the same requirement? Take the advice given from your fellow peers; it will save your life!
Remember that registration should be an exciting process; it marks the beginning of a new classes and a brand new year. So stop stressing and start enjoying the last few weeks of break!