Advisors said students should not stress if they do not get the classes they need during their allotted registration time during the week of November 11, but this has not curbed student concern.
Due to previous experiences, several students said they are concerned with registration difficulty.
Rising senior Chelsea Watkins is one student who voiced her concern.
“I’m an exercise and physical wellness major and my biggest concern, especially when I was an underclassman, was not being able to get into the classes that I needed,” Watkins said. “When you’re a freshman and sophomore, everyone is required to take certain classes, and these core classes only have a certain number of available time slots. When there are only so many spots, it can seem overwhelming, but everyone is more than likely to get into the classes they need.”
James Alexander is a freshman computer engineering major who experienced a graduation setback because of restricted registration.
“One of the classes I needed was only offered in the fall, Alexander said. “It set me back a semester or two.”
If students do not get all the courses they need during registration, they should set up an appointment with their advisor to see alternative options for classes they need.
Russ Witcher is an advisor for communications students.
“My advice is the student should have a couple of back-up courses to take in case they can’t get all their courses,” Witcher said. “If a course has more than one section, they need to be willing to take an alternate section of the course that is still open.”
If there are not alternate sections of the desired course, the department will work with the student to get any necessary course permits.
Harrison Hinton said he worries about the alternative options he might be forced to take, instead.
“[Registration] was terrible,” Hinton said. “I have to be let into physics or take it online and cry myself to sleep because I don’t know physics.”
If there are not alternate sections of the desired course, advisors said departments would work with the student to get any necessary course permits.
Registration began Monday at 8 a.m.