Sunday, October 28, 2007

Tips for Winter Registration

As we approach the halfway mark for autumn quarter, we’ll need to take a break from our coursework and think about what to take next quarter. Period I registration starts bright and early on Friday, November 2nd at 6 am. Here are some quick tips to help you plan out your schedule:
  1. Start by looking at the winter course offerings for your respective program. Pick out a mix of potential classes according to what you need for your core requirements and where your interests fall.
  2. Look at the 2007-2008 Projected Course Calendar. Are there classes offered in the spring that you could hold off on taking during the winter quarter? Would you rather take LIS 560 distance in the winter, or wait until spring for the day course?
  3. Find out what other students thought of a class by looking at the Course Evaluations or better yet, talk to a fellow student who’s already taken the class.
  4. Talk to your faculty advisor or academic advisor. If you have trouble deciding between classes or choosing between professors, your advisor can be a great resource for helping you with your decision.
  5. Take a look at classes offered outside of your program. These don’t have to be limited to iSchool classes but could include electives in Technical Communications, Public Affairs, Computer Science, etc. Just be sure to find out any extra steps you need to take to get into the class, such as submitting an Out-of-School Approval Form, or getting permission from the instructor.
  6. If there’s a class that you absolutely need to get into, definitely wake up before 6AM. Winter and spring classes seem to fill up remarkably quickly. Waking up at 9 am and logging in to register only to find that your classes are full is a bad, bad feeling.
With that, good luck and don’t forget to celebrate Day of the Dead. Anyone have a good Pan de Muerto recipe?

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Dang, I didn't follow the tips and didn't get into either of my first choice classes. I should have listened to you, Silverfish!!