Classes are up! What do I do now?

 

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Did you know classes scheduled for Spring 2017 are now available to view on Navigator?

We’re barely half way through the semester, but it’s never too early to start preparing to meet with your adviser in order to sort out potential conflicts or get started on making difficult decisions.

To get started, grab the flow sheet(s) for your major(s)/minor(s), a paper and a pen, and some coffee. In order to view the classes, go to Log-in>>Registration>>Search. Make sure to select “2017 Spring”, “Undergraduate”, and “Undergraduate Day” when searching for your classes.

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In order to search for classes in a subject, enter the abbreviation for the subject. Be sure to reference Degree Tracker or your flow sheets in order to see what classes you can get credit for.

When selecting classes, be sure to keep the following questions in mind:

  1. Are you studying abroad?

If you’re thinking about studying abroad during your college career, you may want to consider what classes or credits will transfer into your major. For example, if you want to study in Spain, you may want to save the class “Spanish Civilization and Culture” for when you study abroad.

  1. What is your work schedule like?

You may have a demanding job that requires you to shift your classes. Some options may be taking morning classes so you can work later in the day or only taking classes on W/F or T/TR. Though balancing work and studies can be important for obvious reasons, keep in mind that being a student is often a full-time job in itself. Know your limits and what is best for you in the long run.

  1. What do you look for in professors?

Often in course selection you get to choose between class sections and professors. Feel free to consult with peers or upperclassmen in your major in order to get an idea of different professors’ teaching style. Be sure to get lots of opinions from different people! This way, you may be able to select a professor whose teaching style pairs well with your learning style. For example, a teacher may do more online quizzes or tests while others may prefer in-class exams. Consider these types of differences when choosing between professors.

Still confused? Don’t worry, academic advising starts soon, October 17th– October 31st ! You’ll be able to meet with your faculty adviser who is there to help you make decisions and keep you on the right academic track, to read more about it go to FY Mentor Hannah’s blog which clarifies the Advising Period and gives other helpful tips!

 

Good luck!

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