My Course Schedule: Fall 2017 + Course Scheduling Tips

Hello all! Today I decided to share my weekly course schedule with you all. This post is fairly simple, but I decide to publish it anyway for those who may be curious. I also wanted to give a few tips I have found helpful for when it comes time to register for courses for the next semester.

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Note: This post is not sponsored. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

First things first, my weekly course schedule. I made a simple little chart for you all. Here it is:

This semester I am taking a total of 13 credit hours, which for my school is 1 hour over the required credit hours to be considered a full-time student. Do not let this fool you! Taking Chemistry and Patho together is a challenge and can get stressful at times, which is why I love my planner. If you would like to see how I manage these classes you can always check out my planning posts here.

Tips for Course Scheduling in College:

  • Have a plan.

Know what courses you need to take for your major to stay on track, apply to your desired program, etc. There is nothing worse than ending up a semester behind because you are missing some courses or took the wrong ones.

  • Find your academic adviser.

I am not sure what they call these at different colleges/universities, but at my school we are assigned academic advisers. You basically can seek them if you have any issues academically or anything of that sort. We check in with them twice a year (once in the fall and once in the spring), for academic advisement for the next semester. If you have one do not neglect them, they tend to be fairly knowledgeable about your major (Mine is actually a nursing school professor!).

  • Pre-plan.

After I attend academic advisement, my adviser releases my hold on my account so I can register for courses. My assigned registration open time is normal 3-4 weeks after academic advisement, so I go online to view the course times for the next semester. When I log on t view them I go ahead and create my ideal schedule and research the professors on RateMyProfessor. I also create a (back-up plan in case on of the class sections I want fills up.)

  • Don’t panic!

If you do not get the section you want, you can always check over the break or summer and see if a space opens up. If this does not happen, and you end up with a professor who isn’t the best, try to figure out a way to survive (I know that sounds harsh, but if you have a specific concern let me know and I can always make a post about it).

Thanks for reading!

Anna

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