Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Registration Frustration

Having trouble searching for classes? Feeling like everything you want to take is already full?

What can you do?

Well, you can be proactive about it. Don't give up. People are adding and dropping courses all the time, so seats are always opening up.

+Check SPIRE as much as you can. For example, whenever you check your email, check to see if the class you want has any open seats.

+Get yourself onto waiting lists and get in touch with departments.

+Be creative about what you are searching for. Don't limit yourself to departments you are familiar with. Explore upper level classes (some don't have prerequisites!). Try something new that you've always been interested in but have never pursued.

+Be prepared to attend the first meeting of any class you want but are unable to add on SPIRE. There's no guarantee you'll get in, but at least there's a chance!

Do you have any other suggestions? Questions? Comments? Please do post them in the comments section below!

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