By Brittany Crow |Staff Writer|
Winter registration is approaching this week and many students are digging through their PAWS report, trying to figure out their winter quarter schedule.
Many of us are stressing out because of our registration date. We ask ourselves, ‘Will I get all my classes?’
I got the chance to stop by the registration building to find out how registration dates are issued out to students and if there was a specific order that dates are distributed.
CSUSB’s registration dates are split into five categories.
Priority l is for first year EOP, Serrano Village residents and Veterans. Priority ll goes to seniors and classified graduates. Priority lll goes to classified postbaccalaureates, and/or credentials, juniors and second BA postbaccalauretes. Priority IV is for sophomores and freshman and priority V is assigned to unclassified postbaccalaureates.
Upon hearing the distribution system, student Michael Umana expressed who he thinks should really get priority registration first– seniors.
Umana doesn’t find it fair that housing students get the highest priority.
He said that seniors are the students who need the priority the most.
Student Kathlynne Miraflor expressed her frustration when it comes to registering for general education courses.
She finds that it is fairly easy compared to registering for core classes.
She believes that students should receive more alerts through the Coyote e-mail regarding registration dates.
Miraflor thinks students who don’t frequently check their campus e-mail or MyCoyote account will miss their registration date.
We all have received e-mails regarding advising week dates.
These dates are for you to meet with your adviser and plan ahead so that you can be prepared for when its time for you to register for your classes.
Getting a head start and planning out your classes by each quarter is your best bet, especially if you know you have a busy life outside of school.
This will save you time, energy, and of course, the big “S” word, stress.
While some students are stressed out about getting into their required classes, first quarter student Isabel Agulera said that she received a lot of help from her EOP counselor.
Her counselor was there to help her out with choosing classes that she needed to take.
There are many signs around campus that let you know when advising week is and who to contact.
Usually there is a list of advisers outside the main office door of your major or you can visit advising.csusb.edu.
If you thought finals were stressful, many students feel as if getting prepared for the following quarter and getting into classes to fulfill your graduation requirements is something that adds an additional task to their plate.
Staff member of the advising department, Matt Markin, suggested going to your adviser ahead of time and not waiting until the last minute.
They are there to advise and guide you so that you can graduate on time!
Remember we all want to be a step closer to graduation!