By Ayana Jones
SC Staff Writer
The process of registering for classes can be rather stressful as some may attest.
The worry of trying to figure out what classes would best fit your schedule is a problem many students face.
Registration week just passed and many students feel relieved knowing they were able to get past the hectic registration process.
Some students as freshmen had their first experience with the process of registering for classes this past week.
Now that registration is out of the way, here are a few tips to make the process of registering easier in the future.
You will receive emails from the school and reminders from professors when the time to register approaches.
Take advantage of these early reminders, and meet with your advisor to plan out a potential schedule for yourself.
Knowing what classes you are taking in advance can help you alleviate some stress when the time to register for your new classes arrives.
If you have selected a major, be sure to check that your class schedule coincides with your major requirements.
You do not want to end up in too many classes that will not count toward your degree requirements.
You may decide to talk to someone in your major and get information on what classes and instructors are best.
When deciding to select a class, you may want to do a little research on your potential professor.
Just as many students have different ways of learning, professors have different teaching techniques that they implement in the classroom.
It is during this time that you may decide to inquire about a teacher’s methods of teaching and grading.
If you can help it, you do not want to end up in a class where you are struggling.
Ratemyprofessors.com is another well-known website you can use when trying to evaluate your prospective professor.
Many students have described the registration process as a race to attempt to get all the classes they need.
When 12:00 AM hits, a cluster of students hit ESU’s portal frantically trying to register for classes.
For this reason, you may not be able to access the portal if too many students are on at once. However, don’t panic.
If you already have planned ahead, then you should not have to stress so much when registration time comes.
Nine times out of ten, the classes you need will still be there. Keep trying until you are able to get into the portal.
In fact, you may find yourself able to get into that much needed class with a long waiting list all because of the relationship you have with the professor.
Professors remember students who make the effort to get to know them and ask questions.
In all, the process of registering is one that takes time and thought to complete.
Following these few steps may help make life easier for you when registration time occurs again in the spring.
Learn from any mistakes you may have made previously when registering.
If you plan well, registering for classes does not have to be a stressful time.
Instead, it can be an exciting time knowing you are one step closer to getting your diploma.
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