I have my registration date for next semester and I am all ready for the big event which should only last ten seconds, but it is a big ten seconds. You see, I yet to figure out what I am going take next. I mean last semester I was hugely disappointed that they dropped one of classes after I had applied for it, and then before that, never adding some of the important classes needed to finish off my third year. That is frustrating.
The worse situation one can be in is having to take an extra semester just to finish off one course because the scheduling was all wrong. Sadly this has a lot to do with students working. I know it happened to me when I was doing my undergrad classes. I was all set to finish and the one final course I needed was dropped because of low attendance and it was merged with another class that fit right during my work period with my employer on another week day.
I will start the process on July 15, about 8:00am. I will sit in front of my computer and wait for the little tab on the web-page to say, “please select add or drop,” and away we go.
There is always competition for certain classes. Some classes are only offered once a year, while others are only given once per semester, while others have more desirable instructors over those who suck, and then there is the availability factor–when you can take them or cannot.
I am so happy that I have just about every prerequisite for any upper level class that I need because this makes choosing a lot less pain-full. I remember way back in year one at how bewildered I was looking at how few classes there were, and only having the opportunity of choosing “scraps,” classes that no one else wanted. You basically waited for someone to drop their classes so you could scoop them up. So you spent a lot time waiting on-line, checking it every hour of every day. Really productive for your post secondary education eh?
Anyway I am happy that I got this far. I am going to the end. The ride has been both bumpy and wild and I never regret any moment of it. College is the time of my life. The people, what you learn and the hopes and prospects afterwords is what makes it all worth while.