YEP! But do not panic, I promise that it will all be okay and that as long as you are prepared ahead of time, you will go into registration, knowing exactly what you need to do! Maybe down the line you will get excited for registration, because personally, I love figuring out how my next semester is going to look like!
One of the biggest things you need to do is SPEAK TO YOUR ADVISOR. I cannot stress this enough. If you are the kind of student that already knows what they plan on taking next semester, you still need to speak to your advisor! At the end of the day, they are the most knowledgeable on your major requirements and can make sure that you stay on track to complete all the classes that you need to. Also, you should definitely try to go to your appointment with any questions in mind, that way you can ask them sooner rather than later. For example, if you are interested in getting the discussion started on a 4+1 program, mention it, and your advisor will help structure a plan with you. If you do not know who your advisor is, just log in to SiS and you can find out on there!
***Important note: if you do not go to your advisor, there will be a hold on your account and you will NOT be able to register for classes!
As of tomorrow, the list of classes that you will be able to take will be posted on SiS. What this means is that you can get a head-start on figuring out what times you want to take for all of your courses. Eventually, when your enrollment date comes and you have to actually enroll in classes, you can do it manually in SiS or you can use the new, convenient, schedule builder. You may have been introduced on how to use it at some point but in case you would like a refresher, you can view this brainshark on how to use it:
Just remember that if you do not get into your #1 preference for the class, that is perfectly fine. At the end of the day, what matters most is that you complete the course in general!
Remember Riverhawks, choosing classes is not as complicated as it may first seem. Just make sure that you are proactive on meeting with your advisor, and planning your courses ahead of time, and of course seek help if you need it! Also, another big thing to mention is that you should check your SiS account for any other holds you may have as those will also prevent you from registering for classes
Upperclassmen Advice of the Week:
“I wish someone had told me how important it was to speak to your advisor, I didn’t go during my first semester and not only did I miss my enrollment date due to a hold, but I was going to end up taking the wrong courses! Do not make the same mistake!
– Jose R. Sophomore Criminal Justice major