Posted by Molly Morrisey on
Thursday, November 15, 2012
It's that time of the quarter again: registration time.
You prepare for it by researching your class options, meeting with
your advisor, and making schedules and back up schedules.
Here are a few steps to take to ensure a successful
- Make sure you have no holds. You can
have holds for various reasons such as having an overdue library
book, an unpaid account balance, or being a new student and not
having met with your advisor. Holds will prevent you from
registering so it's important to get whatever hold you have lifted
as soon as possible.
- Make up a few possible class schedules.
Whether you do this with an advisor or on your own, it is
important to prepare for a few possible outcomes going into
registration. Keep an eye on the number of spots available in
your preferred classes on SU online and make back-up schedules
accordingly. You'll want to have at least three or four
back-up plans, especially if classes you're trying to get into have
five or less spots left.
- Be ready for your registration time.
Since registration is a race, you want to be ready to
register at your assigned time. You should be logged on to SU
Online ten minutes before your time just in case you run into any
internet connection problems. Usually, professors will
understand if you have class during you registration time and need
to step out for a minute to register.
- It's okay if you don't get your first
choices. Don't feel alone if you have a difficult
registration experience; it happens to everyone. If you don't
get in to a class you need, you can always go to the Core Solution
Center to get into a core class and Albers Walk-In Advising to get
into an Albers class. Although it is ideal to get into all of
the classes with the times and professors you prefer, what's most
important is that you get into classes that are required for you to
Good luck with the registration process!
-Molly Morrisey, New Student Mentor