Expect the Unexpected: Registration Day

10 Oct

Registration day, I’m not going to lie, is a scary experience. It’s the one day out of the semester when every single student (in your cohort) is up at 6 am in order to get first pick for the classes they want/need. But you should be ahead of the pack and get up at 5:50 am so you can get signed in and ready to go.  When that magical moment comes, all you need to do is hit the button!

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Here are some tips to help you expect the unexpected and register like a pro!

1. When the website crashes!

I will guarantee you that 99.9% of the time, the UAccess website will crash because every student is trying to access it at the exact same time! Don’t panic…BREATHE! This happens every semester of every year, but we’ll just have to work with it. Unfortunately, you need to just wait. You’re basically “in line” to be able to register, so if you sign in again or refresh the page….you’ll get bumped until later in the line. So, sit back and relax and let your computer do its thing.                                                                                        

  *Who knew that a simple symbol could be the source of so much frustration?!

2. When the classes you want are no longer available!

Sadly, this happens very often. This is why it is good to have a back up plan in case you can not get into the courses you want. For example, if you really want the 2pm chemistry lecture, I hope you get in but, just in case you don’t…also add the 8am chemistry lecture. I know…YUCK! However, it is better if you get the course at a different time (even if it may not be so convenient) rather than not get into the class at all.
Just in case you don’t know when your registration day is, log on to UAccess. On the right hand side, you will see a blue panel with very important information along with your registration date.
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Lastly, good luck!

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