Tips for Registering for Classes

It’s that time of the semester again. We have to think of next semester when this one hasn’t even ended yet. There are a lot of considerations to be made during this time. So, let’s buckle down and go through them! 🙂

  • Check Your Registration Date/Time. Be sure to find out how many credits you currently have as a student in order to determine which registration date is yours. Once you find it, be sure to create a reminder for it. Here’s the list of credits/dates for this semester.
  1. Seniors
    • 105+ hours – November 3rd, 2014. 7:00 a.m.
    • 90+ hours – November 4th, 2014. 7 a.m.
  2. Juniors
    • 75+ hours – November 6th, 2014. 7 a.m.
    • 60+ hours – November 7th, 2014. 7 a.m.
  3. Sophomores
    • 45+ hours – November 10th, 2014. 7 a.m.
    • 30+ hours – November 11th, 2014. 7 a.m.
  4. Freshmen
    • 15+ hours – November 13th, 2014. 7 a.m.
    • 0+ hours – November 14th, 2014. 7 a.m.
  5. Open Registration/Students-at-Large – November 17th, 2014
  • Check Your BenU Account for Holds. If there are any holds on your account (usually financial), you cannot register for next semester. So, make sure that you do not have any holds by accessing your BenU account.
  • Check Your Major List. Every major has a list of courses required to complete it. Ensure that you are taking classes that you need to take. Plan your courses out so you can graduate in time. You can find these lists on the Benedictine website here: http://www.ben.edu/degree-programs/index.cfm
  • Ask Friends/Advisors/Professors for Help. If you’re unsure of how registering works, ask an upperclassman or a professor or an advisor. They’ve been through it. They can help. Also, you can garner insight to which classes are best to take for that semester and which teachers may best suit you.
  • Have a List of Chosen Classes. Prepare a list of classes you want to take before the day of registering. Include the course title, professor’s name, and section time. This way, you know that you’re signing up for the classes you actually want to take.
  • Set-up Your Course Cart Before Registration. You’re not allowed to sign-up for classes until your designated registration day. However, you can pick your course and add them to your cart. By doing this, you won’t have to click and search for your courses the day of registering.
  • Have a List of Back-up Classes. Sometimes, things don’t work. Hundreds are signing up at the same time. So, you may not get into the classes you wanted to. Just in case, have a list of back-up classes. If one of your classes is full, you can be on the wait-list for it and/or sign up for another class to ensure your completing enough credits for the semester or staying in pace with your degree. 
  • Set Your Alarm Clock. Registration starts at 7 a.m. The portals open and you’ll have to race to click in. Be sure not to oversleep! Be sure to have enough time to turn on your laptop/desktop computer, review all the courses in your cart, and check internet speed. You don’t want to miss out on classes because you woke up too late. 

Registration day is very important so be sure to be prepared! If you’d like more help with registration, you can check out this site:

 

 

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