School

The Struggles of Signing Up for Classes

Hey Y’all,

So if you or anyone you know is in college right now, we’re currently going through the stressful process of signing up for classes. After Spring semester of freshman year, most students are able to sign up for Summer, Fall, and Spring semester all at once. It sounds exciting, but its actually terrifying; I mean a group of people who can barely plan what they’ll have for dinner tonight have to plan the next three semesters of their lives. Here is what signing up for classes is really like.

So, you just got an automatic email from your advisor reminding you that you can sign up for classes soon.

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Now you go see when your enrollment date is and either cheer, or curse yourself for being a freshman and/or having bad grades and getting a late enrollment date.

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Time to google the course catalog for your maor to see what classes you need and then be really upset when you notice how many hard classes are coming your way. This will be the first time you contemplate dropping out.

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You soon realize that you need college, so you start to search for classes, ask friends which classes they’ll be taking, and plan around all the important times of the week such as Happy Hour every Friday from 3-7 pm, Ladies Night on Monday’s, and of course no classes before 10 am becuase who can function properly that early???

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Now you wait, and wait, and wait until it’s your time to enroll. You set an alarm the day before, and when it’s time you log in and hover over the enroll button until it’s time.

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FINALLY, you push the enroll button and…

you can’t get into two classes, you’re wait listed for three, and the only classes you can sign up for are electives or GEPs.

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Quickly, you try to sign up for the classes you need before they fill up, constantly checking the days and times your enrolling in. After a few breakdowns, contemplations of dropping out, deciding if you should switch majors, and one crying call to mom, you’re now enrolled in an 8 am class, a couple night classes, one online class, and the perfect schedule that you created for the three semesters is ruined.

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But hey, at least now you have a reason to go crazy at Pub’s free drinks till midnight!

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