Posts Tagged ‘registration’

Registration Stress

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

I remember in high school when I would look through a sheet of paper with a short list of classes that were offered for the 2 electives I had space for in my already-determined academic schedule, and I would always get excited to choose which electives I wanted to take. Then, all I had to do was make a check mark next to the classes and turn in the piece of paper to my teacher, and a few days later–bam–there was my schedule for the next semester.


Officially Accepted into Grad School!

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

I have known for quite a while that I will be starting the M.Ed program CSS offers, but up until today I was only provisionally accepted. I had to wait until my grades were posted for the full acceptance. I’ve also known for a while which classes I’ll be taking this summer and fall, but I couldn’t register for them yet. For a person like me who wants to get a head-start on everything *asap*, this has been making me anxious. This summer I will be taking “Foundations of Literacy” and “Reading in the Content Areas”. I will be working towards my certification in K-12 Reading and these classes will go towards it. I’ve already started buying the books, now I just want to get started!

Busy Week!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

It’s definitely starting to feel like that wonderful time of the semester: mid-terms!
Last week I came to the realization that I had three papers, two tests, and lots of things to do for my job and they all had to be done within a week. It’s always hard to have the first rush of midterms hit you. Thankfully I have gotten the hang of it by senior year.
This week I got to register for classes for the last time as a student here at CSS. I’m not quite sure how I feel about that experience. It’s all starting to become very real and becoming very real very fast! All these things are happening and there are already a lot of ‘lasts.’
Thankfully it’s going to be a long weekend to catch up on sleep, friends, and all that other important stuff.

When you fail to register for a class you desperately need…

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

A couple weeks or so ago I wrote about class wars and registering for classes. It turns out I missed registration by a minute or less. I registered for my classes, starting with the most important, at exactly 0001/2 hrs. One of the classes I wanted to register for only had two slots open so yea, it was definitely registration of the fastest… However, I had a brief meeting with my adviser and consulted friends after I missed registration for the class I wanted to take. Moments later, I found myself in OneStop Student Services and got an Add/Drop form. I took this to my adviser and to the professor who will be instructing the class I wanted to take. They both signed and with that, I got added to the class I badly needed!

Class Wars: The Stress Awakens

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Mid-April Crisis

At midnight, almost everyone with a first year status will be wide awake, trying to register for those classes they desperately need to take in order to qualify for future advanced classes or to avoid taking the same class one/two years later if the class is offered every other year. Some want to take classes with ‘easy-going’ professors or classes that do not clash with some of the classes they want to sign up for or labs et cetera. Juniors are the first to register for classes, followed by sophomores, and finally freshman. Most required general education classes fill up pretty fast and by the time freshman get to register, a few slots will still be open. And that’s when the struggle gets more real.