• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

Registration Tips and Hints

Yay for registration week.  This has been most definitely the least stressful registration I have ever encountered before in my time at college.  Once you become a senior registering for your final semester, there is not even a need to rush to register anymore.  You know that a slot will be available to you, so all that there is to do is sometime within the next couple of weeks, go online and type in the crns that you need for the next semester.  Pretty nice and convenient!  However, for everyone else, registration is still a little bit of a whirl wind.  It’s always a question of “What courses do I need?” and “Did I type in my crns correctly?”  Then, you have to think about alternative classes, which ones will fit with your major and course of study, and how your days are going to be laid out each week.  It can get a little stressful.  Yet, there are some ways to make your registration go as smoothly and comfortably as possible.

First, prior to registering, have all of your required courses written down along with their proper crn numbers.  It is beneficial to have them listed in order of necessity, along with 2-3 alternative courses and crns available to you in case one of your selections were to fill up.  Put these in order of preference.  That way, on the night of registration, you will be able to shoot right down the list without having to think.

Second, and this isn’t helpful for some but is useful for many, is to type up all your crns in a word document and then have it available to pull up the night your register alongside the registration screen.  Then, you can just copy and paste the crns and don’t need to type.  Some find it useful, because it saves them from making a typing error.  However, it is definitely not a “have-to.”

Third, type in your alternate pin on the registration page a couple minutes before midnight.  That way it is ready to go for you.  However, be sure to not press submit UNTIL 12:01.  If you submit at midnight exactly, it will not work yet and then there is a good chance that by the time you get everything reentered and submit again that you will miss out on the opening.

Fourth, don’t panic!  When you panic and get really nervous before registration opens, that’s when you make silly mistakes in the process.  Fill the form, submit, and done!

Fifth and final, if you don’t make it into a class that you REALLY need, don’t lose hope.  If you confront the professor of the course and give reason for your vital inclusion in the class, they may be willing to accommodate another student and squeeze you in.  Be proactive and don’t be afraid to follow up.  The professors are here to help you!  If they cannot extend their class size, you can at least make sure you are added to the wait list for their class.  This is beneficial, because often students will drop out or not attend a class after the first couple of meetings, and this will give you an opportunity to fill the slot.


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