Saturday, November 17, 2012

Taking Care of Business

It's mid January, a few days before spring classes start, and you're just now trying to register for the new semester. 

Here's what you can probably expect:  tons of closed courses, long registration lines, overworked advisors, grouchy classmates, and (maybe worst of all) a schedule with enormo gaps between classes.

The good news: You can avoid this hassle by registering for spring classes now--if not today, then certainly within the next week or so.  Even if it's not your day and time to register just yet, you can still review your degree requirements (accessible through the NCC homepage) and start thinking about what courses you'd like to take next semester. You can also schedule an appointment with an advisor in advance of your registration date. 

You can find your curriculum by first clicking the "Programs and Courses" link on the homepage and then clicking the "Learn More" prompt under "A-Z Programs of Study."  That will take you to the range of degree options Nassau offers, including yours.

Even after you've looked over your curriculum, you may still have questions.  Make a list of them for when you meet with your advisor.  If you really want to get a jump on things, go on the Banner system (also accessible from the homepage), look over the classes being offered, and sketch out a preliminary schedule that you can share with your advisor.  Have some back-up courses just in case a class you want conflicts with another course or isn't available when you go to register.

But whatever you do, don't wait until the last minute to start putting together a schedule for next semester.  When it comes to planning your education, there's no time like the present.  Register early . . . and relax and put your feet up in January. 

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