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Deciding on What Classes to Take The time has come, you are a student in college and you need to register for your classes. As you decide which classes to take and which to put off for later semesters, it is a good idea to keep your major and other goals in mind. Look into the various options your school provides, and take advantage of your first semester as a time to try out many different classes so you can decide on a plan for your future.

Getting in Touch with your Advisor One especially great tool when it comes to your first semester registration is your college advisors. These advisors are trained on various majors and know exactly which classes you need to take in order to graduate on time. Contract your advisor early and meet with them to decide which classes you should take, so you will be prepared for when registration opens. Remember that registration usually opens based on the amount of credits you have taken, so be sure to know exactly when registration will open for freshmen, and be sure to jump on your computer to register as early as possible. It is a good idea to get a writing class out of the way in the first semester of college. This class will help you to be able to write more effectively throughout your college experience and into your career, no matter what field you intend to pursue. In addition to choosing a variety of classes, it is a good idea to become familiar with the resources available at your university. Many colleges offer free tutoring services for all students, because they want their students to succeed. So make sure to take advantage of the services your school provides.

Putting Together Your Schedule If you have earned college credits before attending school, make sure to apply them to your education so you won’t need to retake classes you already have credit for. Also, there are often opportunities to take assessment tests to get out of classes you already have knowledge from. As you put together your schedule, pay attention to the days and times of your classes so you will be able to have a schedule you will enjoy. Try for classes that allow you to maintain a good sleep schedule even while pursuing your Business Administration, Accounting, or Event Planning degree. And one of the most important things to remember while in pursuit of your career, whether it is in New Media Marketing, Human Resources, or networking, is to create a balance in your schedule. Combine

difficult classes with fun ones so you won’t be overwhelmed and you will be able to be as effective as possible. College is a great opportunity for learning, growth, and making friends, so take advantage of it! Use your registration as an opportunity to increase your knowledge and expand your friend base, and you won’t be disappointed. Make your college experience one of the best times of your life! Photo credit: Bikefellow , jan-willem

Deciding on what classes to take  
Deciding on what classes to take  

Deciding on what classes to take can be a very difficult decision. It can be hard to decide exactly how you want to set up your classes so y...