Today I registered for my fall classes right when it hit eight a.m.. It was a very stressful and did not go as planned. I did not get into all the classes I wanted and I had to scramble around to get the classes I was required to take. I am currently going to take 18 credits in the fall. I do not want to take that many credits, but in order to graduate in four years I have to. I am in the School of Engineering and I am pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, so these classes are not easy either. I believe I can do well in all the classes I have to take, but taking them all at once is hard.
It is like a sick game when you register for classes. Everyone is rushing to get into a class that has a decent professor and that is at a certain time that fits into their schedule. It is very stressful cause once you miss the class you want it can change your whole schedule and possible ruin your next semester. Creating your schedule the night before and then trying to get that same schedule the next morning can be a struggle. If a schedule that you created doesn’t work then it is like a domino effect and if you cannot get into one class, then it could affect the rest of your classes.
I have currently created a schedule that I am okay with. I think I might take a class over the summer so that I do not have to take so many credits. I plan on taking UNIV 200 online over the summer because it is a class that relates to my major the least. I am also taking another class over the summer, but that will be at my local community college so that I can save some money. This class is Psychology 101, and I am taking this class over the summer for similar reasons. I dropped Psychology 101 during my first semester during the first week because I did not want to take 17 credits my first semester.
However, one thing that is good about this scheduling chaos is that I feel really independent. I am creating my schedule and arranging it the best I can in order to make me happy. Throughout all of grade school your teachers make your schedule for you. I did not really mind it but I would have liked to have a little bit more freedom to create my schedule. I believe that if I was more involved in creating my schedules back then, then I would be more prepared now.