Harper: Tips on Registering for LfA Spring Classes


Signing up for classes can be extremely stressful. Here are some tips to help alleviate some of that stress and also make spring classes easier on you!

1) Meet with your advisor!

Meeting with your advisor is a vital part of registering for classes. They can be really reassuring and share great advice for what classes pair together well for each term. Also checking in with your COM Ambassador or older friends in COM to get advice is helpful too.

2) Know your timezone

If you aren’t studying in an East Coast timezone, do the math as to when your classes will be in your timezone. This is super important for early and late classes. 

3) Backups, Backups, Backups!

Don’t just pick one set of classes to walk into registration with. Have a few different sets of classes before registration! This helps make sure that if a class fills up you’ll still be set for registration day. 

4) Wake up at least 15-20 minutes before you register

This is important for freshmen and sophomores because some of your classes might get filled up by upperclassmen. This gives you a small gap of time to get your first choice classes organized before your actual timeslot. 

5) Find stable wifi

The registration portal might act up during your timeslot because so many people are registering all at once. Having a solid wifi connection helps combat that!

6) After you’ve registered, double-check!

It might sound strange, but make sure you registered for the right classes the first time. Instead of closing the computer with a sigh of relief, double-check the times and classes you registered for are the ones you meant to! 

Right now is a really weird time for people in school! Choosing classes that are genuinely interesting to you can help combat the upcoming winter blues and also help stimulate your brain. 

Wishing everyone an easy registration!

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