Sunday, November 3, 2013

Countdown to registration

Have you noticed Enrollment Appointments and spring 2014 course offerings are up? If you haven't seen your Enrollment Appointment yet you should log on to SPIRE now. You can find your it in a box on the right-hand side of your Student Center (the page you see first). Every student gets an Enrollment Appointment based on number of credits accumulated. An Enrollment Appointment is like a date with SPIRE--it's the day and time the system will allow you to actually add classes, NOT A PHYSICAL APPOINTMENT WITH AN ADVISOR. Don't show up to your advising office for your Enrollment Appointment--just get on SPIRE.

Even though your Enrollment Appointment might not be until mid- to late-November, you can still add courses to your Shopping Cart in the meantime. This will allow you to watch the available space as your Enrollment Appointment nears. You'll probably want to add a few back-up options as well, just to be safe. And remember, putting your a course in your Shopping Cart doesn't save you a seat. Like online shopping, it's just a holding bin until you actually enroll. You should also keep in mind that even though course offerings are available, they may not be perfect yet--keeping checking and double-checking courses and times until you actually enroll.

As you prepare, consider seeing an advisor sooner rather than later. November is a very busy time in advising offices and appointments will fill fast!

You can also check out the Advising Link in the Learning Commons. Peer Advisors are there Sunday-Thursday from 4-8 to help you with general advising questions. Keep an eye out for a peer post from Gabby later this week.

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