Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Class Registration!

It's that time of semester again, class registration is here! Class registration is not always the most exciting time of the year. It involves a lot of stress, getting up early in order to log-in to Knight Vision before 7 a.m., and worrying whether or not you will actually get the classes you need! I haven't had any nightmares happen to myself during registration, but I have heard of some very stressful moments from some friends.

The first step to registration is having a meeting with your adviser so they can clear you to register. The meeting is never longer than 10 minutes, and your adviser just makes sure you are on the right track with your major. If you don't have this meeting, you adviser doesn't clear you, and you can't register for classes. The next step is logging on to Knight Vision (hopefully before the morning of registration) in order to look at your options. Some things to consider when looking for classes are what LSR's you need to complete, what classes you need to complete for your major, and if possible what classes you can take for pure enjoyment. There are usually multiple day/ time options for each class which allows you to create a schedule that works for you. This was one of my favorite parts of college classes! Being able to pick when you take each class can really make life easier. Knight Vision allows you to save classes that you want to register for. This means that when it comes time to roll out of bed at 6:45 in the morning to log-in to Knight Vision, it is easy to find what classes you are going to try to register for. While you are doing this, there are hundreds of other students doing the same thing, so Knight Vision usually runs pretty slow which doesn't help your anxiety! You are not guaranteed to get every class you want, so make sure you find optional classes to take in case one of the ones you want gets filled up! Another option is signing a petition form and asking the professor of that class if you could possibly squeeze into the class.

Luckily, I was able to get into all of the classes I wanted on the first try, so I was happy with that! I am going to be taking Biological Communications, second semester Spanish, Elements of Calculus, and Early Modern Europe. The most fantastic part of it all is that I was able to make all of these classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Which means I have Tuesdays and Thursdays off! Bio Communications doesn't have a lab, so I was able to make it happen. I am super excited because I plan on snowboarding as much as possible on those days. Smuggs won't be crowded, and hopefully I get some powder days!

If you have any questions on class registration or anything else, let me know!

P.S. I bought my $30 Smuggs pass today!

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