{ Summer Registration }

I figure as a first year I have the most relevant "wisdom" (insights?) to offer to incoming students since I was one just a few months ago. With that in mind, because Spring registration has begun here on campus, I'll share my thoughts on Fall registration as a first year.

First, some tips:

  • If you're planning on a major with a lot of prerequisites or course requirements, consider taking a couple classes for that major freshman year to really decide if it's for you. If it is, you'll already be on your way to getting that degree!
  • If you're unsure about your major, take the time to find classes and professors that have good reviews coupled with topics that might interest you.
  • When registering for classes on campus it speeds up registration exponentially if you have the Course Reference Number (CRN) beforehand because PRESTO is not, exactly, the best user experience.
  • This week I figured how to get the rest of my point across as a comic (read: I procrastinated less!) Enjoy.

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    { Responses To This Entry }

    You add two additional pieces to this thinking when you register for classes every following semester:

    - the part where you make a GIANT LIST OF ALL THE CLASSES YOU EVER WANT TO TAKE EVER (with CRNs, of course) and

    - the part where you run around with your giant list and ask everyone you run into what classes you should take next semester.

    That second part actually happens a bit over the summer, too, as I'm sure you saw firsthand in the Oberlin 2017 Facebook group. Everyone has opinions about classes and it's awesome to hear from folks who have taken things in the past. Consider it research into your awesome college future!

    Posted by: Ma'ayan on November 21, 2013 11:42 AM

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