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Registrar’s office seeks to improve pre-registration

Students have demonstrated frustration with the current system for registration. Photo by Marra Clay.

Sam Jacobson

November 13, 2014

For students at Whitman, registration often means navigating the tricky business of choosing between classes, attempting to gain consent from professors and in some cases coping with less than ideal registration times. With the goal of bringing order and equity to this sometimes crazy process, the Registrar's...

Change to waitlisting system meant to improve pre-registration process

Karah Kemmerly

April 14, 2011

A new waitlist system will make pre-registration a little smoother this year if all goes according to plan. The Registrar's Office and Whitman College Technology Services have been working together for nine months to make improvements so that students can more easily get the classes they want. Before...

Registration difficulties overwhelm students

Molly Smith

November 18, 2010

First-year Jamie Edison can capture his spring pre-registration experience in a single word: stressful. Not only were two of his first-choice classes closed by the time his registration opened, so were his second-choice options. In order to take the minimum 12-credit course load, Edison had to sign up...

College switches back to 18-credit pre-reigstration cap

Karah Kemmerly

November 4, 2010

After observing the effects of a 16-unit pre-registration cap on students last semester, the Registrar's Office has reverted to an 18-unit plus activity credits cap for pre-registration for this spring. Both ASWC and the Registrar believe that this will benefit students. The change to a 16-unit cap...

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