How to Get The Classes You Didn’t Get During Registration

Ann Karneus, Kann Arneus

Registration is hectic for everyone, and I know especially for underclassmen that it’s almost impossible to get all of the classes you want. You put yourself on the waitlist, you frantically email the prof for consent, but sometimes it’s still just not enough to get that perfect schedule. Unless you have one of the first registrations times or are only taking obscure, upper level science classes, chances are that you’re just going to have to settle for that 8 a.m. or take that lab that goes right through lunch. When I was a freshman, I remember watching the open spots in classes slowly dwindle on myWhitman, sweating as I counted down the minutes to my registration time and frantically slamming the green button down as soon as the clock struck 7:15 p.m. And it still wasn’t enough. But don’t worry — I’m here to tell you that there is a way to get exactly what you want. When sophomore year came around, I finally learned how to work the system, and I’m going to let you guys in on a few of my secrets. You really want to take that film studies class, huh? Positively itching to enroll in that English class with the great course description? And what about that religion class that you think might *literally* change your life? What you gotta just do is declare that subject! It doesn’t take much time to declare; all you need is one signature, then get ready to drop that bitch off in Mem, collect your sticker, and enroll in that class you’ve been dying to take. This system has an almost 100 percent success rate, and you can use it as many times as you want! After you’ve locked yourself into that class, dropping the major is just another signature away! FRESHMAN ESPECIALLY: It’s time you start being a self-starter and make your dream schedule come true! Declare and drop those majors like hot cakes! I don’t regret going after what I want, and you won’t either.