As the emails from advisers begin to trickle into student’s inboxes, heralding the free-for-all that is class registration, many students at SJU have already begun dreaming up the perfect schedule for next semester. While you start building your schedule for the fall of 2017, there are a few important things to keep in mind:

 

  1. You’re probably not going to have the schedule you want

If you’re planning on having all of your classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays so you can really tear it up on Mad River Thursdays while also enjoying a weekend longer than your school week, I have bad news for you.

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If you’re like me, and hate morning classes more than relatives asking what you’re going to do after you graduate, the harsh reality we all have to face is that the morning may be the only time a required class can be taken. Ouch.

At the same time however…

 

  1. Don’t be afraid of signing up for a class just because it’s in the morning
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While you might not be anywhere close to a morning person, nor will you ever be any time soon, sometimes a morning class can do wonders for putting you in a productive and healthy routine. You may even find yourself starting to get those eight hours of sleep in.

 

  1. Your terrible pick time may be a blessing in disguise
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No one at SJU is a stranger to getting that dreaded late pick time, on the last day of registration. This definitely sucks when it happens, but there is a bright side. Some of the classes I’ve taken at SJU have been the result of bad pick times leading to a class I didn’t even know existed, with some of the best professors I’ve ever had.

 

  1. Don’t forget about add/drop week!
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This probably the most important thing to remember while making your schedule. Remember not to freak out about not being able to take a class that you absolutely need, because more likely than not, a spot will open up, and you’ll be set for the semester.

 

-Keith Banquer

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