Registration Nightmare: Not Getting the Classes you Wanted

11 Nov

Registration is a stressful time for everyone. It’s a time for picking classes, making schedules, and choosing your path at the university. So what do you do when you don’t get into the classes you want? Here are some of your options:

1. Lay down and wallow in self pity. Wallowing can be nice, but very unproductive.

Alice 62. Flip your desk. Though fun in the moment, you’ll have a complete mess on your hands – which actually might allow you some time to think things over and form a real game plan as you clean.


3. Be patient and keep checking. Patience is a virtue. Waiting it out can be the best thing for you. Keep checking to see if the class opens back up, because there is a chance that someone else will drop it and you can snag their seat.


4. Email the professor and ask to be added in. Some professors have different rules for being added into the class. Some create waitlists, some will not add you in if the class is full, and others ask you to attend the first class with an add form so that they can add you in if someone doesn’t show up.


5. Pick classes that fill other requirements. It is always beneficial to have a back up plan in place just in case you find yourself in this situation. Find a couple classes that interest you and count towards different requirements so no matter which one you are able to add, you will be moving forward.


6. Accept it and move on. If the class you were trying to get into doesn’t fulfill one of your major requirements, it might be time to accept the missed opportunity and move on with your day.


Not getting into the classes you want can be frustrating and exhausting, but you have options. It is not the end of the world and you can move on from here. Stay positive!



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