Registration for the Spring semester may have already passed by, or could be approaching quickly. If you ask any upperclassman you know, or even us here on the iRA team, we could tell you numerous stories about registration scares and successes. I always seemed to get the classes I needed with no trouble. However, that is not always the case. So here are a few things to keep in mind when you pick your classes for the spring.
-Create several different versions of your schedule with backup sections of your classes or different courses (if only one section is offered). This helps cut down the stress when you go to register at your assigned time.
-Have a balance between required courses for your degree and general education requirements. It may be wise to see if any gen.ed requirements would double count towards your degree. It will save you time and money in the long run. You may even be able to add a minor if you wanted to.
-Don’t forget to include some “ME” time. Understand that you may not be able to have your “perfect” schedule right away, since most registration times are done by credits earned. Whether or not you have your perfect schedule, always remember to take time for yourself–to go to the gym or read a book, or study.
If you have any concerns about registration, don’t hesitate to contact the iRA team. We’re happy to answer your questions. =) Good luck with registration!