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Is Registration A Pain At Your College?  
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 931 times:

Just had my registration tonight for spring semester...its very frustrating here, I had my perfect schedule all planned out nicely before registration began on 11/1...by the time my registration date came around tonight, 2 of my classes had filled up completely (and they dont offer extra sections if a class fills up, you get put on a waitlist if you want to take that course), and I got the last spot in a 3rd class...its incredibly frustrating, since my major is fairly small and I've almost completed the core curriculum requirements, registration is just going to get worse and more worse next semester for fall 2005...is it a bad experience at your school?

Greg


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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 925 times:

hehe

At FLC, we decide what classes we want and what time, then all we have to do is put in a CRN when it comes time to register.

Registration page looks like this:

Type the CRN's for classes in the fields below

CRN# ..... CRN# ...... CRN# ..... CRN# ...... CRN# ...... CRN# .....

You just put the number in the fields and hit "OK" and you are done. Registration takes about 5 seconds Big grin

It also helps that your day for registration is 2nd in line  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineDmeeky243 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 917 times:

Back at Gonzaga, it was the biggest pain in the ass. They still had a phone system, and I remember waking up at 5, trying to beat my roomies to the phone (a couple of them would just stay at their parents' house the night before) just so at 6am you could start dialing in and start keying in your classes. The worst was during my soph year, I hit the wrong button, knocking me back, to the previous menu, I missed the 10:30 Ethics class, and landed the 7:30 Ethics class on Monday morning!!!! Ctbarnes will know what I'm talking about here on this one. At school in Seattle, I had it great, culinary students were already automatically registered, while all my friends there prepared to line up early, I was set a couple weeks before.


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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 907 times:

Hehe...we do it online.

Thank God for the internet Big grin



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 894 times:

when I first started college we still had the phone system, which was a PITA. By my 2nd or 3rd year it had moved over to the web based system. Now one of my advisors told me how in the old days, not sure how old cause she had been around for a few decades, when you still actually had to line-up and physically register for your classes. Makes the phone system look wonderful.

I never had a problem getting into classes. Being an honors student I got priority registration. And I could most often get into full classes if you contacted the professor, or better yet had my advisor contact the professor the prior semester.



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User currently offlineYbacpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 892 times:

When I was in college (about 10 years ago), the school had the most outdated, antiquated system imaginable. Everyone complained about it... except for me. Being old and antiquated, there were millions of opportunities to abuse the system, essentially guaranteeing me the classes I wanted at the times I wanted them. Thankfully they didn't bother replacing it until my last semester of my senior year, a few underclassmen that I taught my system to remarked at how much better it was using the old system, than the school's modern, computerized system.


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User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 887 times:

Here is a tip if you really want to get into a class that is full. Wait until the day where they drop people for non-payment then check the schedule througout the day, that is how I have gotten into more than a few full classes, by stealing someone elses spot.

User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2541 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 883 times:
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I definitley hate registering. I am hoping I will get all the classes I want... but there is major construction, so classes are at all odd times of the day and night.... some classes are like Monday Friday Classes.... which is very odd. AND GW moved back registration dates for a week!!

Argh

-AA777


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5327 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 877 times:

The only thing that annoyed me about USC's system when I was at Carolina was if your advisement appointment time fell during class, as some professors felt their class was more important than registering for classes for next semester. Otherwise, the VIP system we used was simple and was entirely Internet-based. It allowed you to see how many seats were filled at any given time, so most were happy w/ it.


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User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 876 times:

I kind of like the system here. We can see all the classes, how many seats are availible/open. the best part, we can register for anything we want. Prerequisites are almost more of a suggestion than anything. Enforcing the prerequisites is left to the profs discretion and 99.99% of them don't give a shit, if you want to show up and take their tests they are more than happy to give them.

User currently offlineVSLover From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1894 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days ago) and read 842 times:

that sucks greg. my friend at CU is complaining about the same thing right now too.

in college, it was cake. each quarter registration was on the internet, and since our classes were very rarely more than 30 students, getting your classes was fairly easy. the only thing that ever held me up was non-payment or late payment really, and then i'd have to go stand in line for HOURS at the cashiers and let them pry the 12,000 dollars for the quarter from my vise-grip of a hand, then i could go back and register.


User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days ago) and read 838 times:

I do what Captoveur does....just wait, and you'll only miss a day of the class- perfectly acceptable. In fact, by the time drop/add is over with, there's usually always a few seats available. Can't wait for next semester, not....one day for us, this will be all but a memory..

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9378 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 829 times:

Being at a small school (only 1800 nerdy engineers) we have a really good system. It is online registering and you just have to enter in the CRN numbers or look them up and you are done. But if a class is full and you need it, you can always go to the Registrar and you will get the necessary class. The only bad thing is if they feel like giving it to you at 8am. Small schools are great because they can guarantee that you will get all your necessary classes to graduate with no extra fifth year or summer quarter required even if a class is full. They like to make magic happen.


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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 830 times:

It's okay. My biggest complaint about ALFI (the web-based system we use at UND) is that it doesn't recognize any of my transfer credits as pre-requisites. So, basically if I'm signing up for a class at a 200-level or higher, I have to go visit my general advisor and have her manually register me because the system won't recognize that I have done the pre-req in Texas.

Also, UND has major issues with class times and numbers of sections per course. How 'Intro to Marketing' has only two sections is beyond me, and I doubt that when it's my turn to register (they go by number of credit hours completed...starting at seniors going to freshmen) it will be availible.






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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 827 times:

ERAU has online registration which is nice unless you're trying to register at midnight on the day registration opens for your grade level (Last night for me). The system gets soooo bogged down that nothing can get done. I just went to bed and registered the morning.

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 826 times:

Yes, It takes forever to do and it as a annoyoing process as you have to fill out many many forms. A pain in the you know what !!!

User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1057 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 820 times:

No problems here. Just put the CRN numbers in and I'm good to go. I did however make sure that I got up early to register as most of my classes are small and fill up early. A few kids will just show up the first day of class and get an add slip, they fill the spots of those that couldn't pay intime or dropped for whatever reason.

Dinker



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User currently offlineAdamWright From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 809 times:

ERAU has online registration which is nice unless you're trying to register at midnight on the day registration opens for your grade level (Last night for me). The system gets soooo bogged down that nothing can get done. I just went to bed and registered the morning.

I didn't even get a chance to register last night. I was f'ing around and entered flase pin's too many times and my log in got cut off 20 minutes before midnight. I felt like such a moron.

Don't worry though, this story has a happy ending. I was up at 625 and down at registration at 635. They served me at 740am and all 5 of my classes I had been trying for are scheduled under my name  Smile

But, I still hate Riddle's registration. I did online last year, biggest pain in the a**  Angry

-Adam


User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 811 times:

at my current school, very much so. have to go to one office, meet your advisor and have them sign off your registration papers. then, since my gpa is under 3,0 i have to go to another and get another advisor to sign it. then, i have to go to student accounts to have them sign off on it, then go to financial aide office and have them sign off on it. then i have to go to the registrar and put in the papers.

frustrating system, much more so because the school keeps thinking that since i paid them the full tuition in august that i need to file for financial aide. they took my damn money, and they still want the stupid application back. i got it back today, surprisingly i was denied any financial aide because my family makes too much money. big surprise.

i missh registering at ERAU. went to my advisor, showed her my schedule, she then unblocked my account so that i could register, went to my dorm and had it all done in 20 minutes.

UGH!



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