Don’t Wait to Register!

14 Nov

With so much going on, it’s hard to find the time to meet with an academic advisor to talk about classes for next semester. You should still try to squeeze in time to register during your Priority Registration period. Sophomores register  is the week of April 8th and Freshmen Priority registration is the week of April 13th.

On April 22nd registration opens for everyone. At that point, the maximum units a student can sign up for is 19 (it is 16 during priority registration). This means that students may be adding another class to their load, taking up more spaces that you may have thought were open. This is why it’s important that you register during your priority time.

If you are waiting for certain classes to open, it’s very important that you register for courses just in case that o-chem class DOESN’T open again during open registration. Choose classes you wouldn’t mind taking in the meantime, and switch them out if the classes you want become available. You can keep full classes in your shopping cart so you can keep an eye on them more easily.

Remember to check the wait list box as you’re registering; not all classes have wait lists, but if they do, it’s great to be on it so you don’t have to keep checking. If not, make sure you check  UAccess regularly so you’ll know when your class opens up.

If your classes are still full during open registration, you can talk to the professor (send out an email or go meet in person) and see if they would be willing to sign an Add/Drop form for you.

There are a lot of options when it comes to how to register and for what, but the most important thing to remember is that you have to do it! Even if you don’t plan on keeping some of the classes you’re registered for, financial aid disbursement may be dependent on your full time status. If you’re registered for less than 12 units, you may not get your money when the time comes!

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