Posted on Friday, March 4th, 2016 by Ali Froslie
Today was a big day in my nerd life. I registered for my fall semester classes.
But actually, I’m super excited.
I will be taking Advanced Fiction Writing, Theory and Practice of Criticism, a Credo course called (mis)Understanding Communications, and a religion class on the Legacy of Luther.
I have the hang of registration now, but my first semester doing it by my own? I was freaking out. I didn’t want to mess up. I was scared I wouldn’t get the classes I wanted (I did) or that the system would crash (it didn’t) or some crazy disaster would happen (nope). In actuality, it is a fairly simple process. However, there are a few things you need to get before the event itself.
Something you need for registration, is a PIN number that you will get from your academic advisor. This is the first thing you plug into the system. It allows you to go on to insert your classes’ CRN numbers into the system. CRN numbers are super easy to find, but if you don’t know that you need them, they can be easily overlooked. When you click on a certain class you are interested in taking, it should be to the left of the classes’ name on the webpage. It’s clearly labeled. After putting in your PIN number, you type in your CNR numbers on the next page you come to and then you are automatically registered for your classes! Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.
And, if you’re still confused (I know I haven’t written an extensive guide), upperclassmen mentors had a little training session in the basement of my dorm freshmen year to walk us through the process and answer any questions we might have. This was super helpful and soothed a lot of my pre-registration fears freshman year.
Registration time is super stressful sometimes… Which classes to pick can be an important decision. But, I also love it. I love looking at the potential classes I could take and daydreaming about all the new knowledge I will gain. It’s so promising!