Advisor Notes: Registration Season

Registration season is upon us. The course listing is live and the Honors Courses will be up soon. Don’t forget Honors registration begins at 10am on March 17th, that’s the Monday after Spring Break. This means there are only about two weeks when you are on campus between now and registration. Do what you need to do, and know that I am here to help.

Most of the time Registration goes smoothly—most of the time. There are ways to increase your chance of things going well and decrease your stress levels.

While your program advisor is your primary resource, I’m happy help you figure out your schedule, fit in your Honors courses, explore the Honors Option that turns a traditional course into an Honors Course, talk about how we count Study Abroad as Honors credit, etc. We never want you to take a class that doesn’t count or cost you extra money.

You can come by my office to vent frustration, eat your Wednesday popcorn, or share the deep feelings of calm and joy that descend upon you after your perfect schedule comes together.

I am on campus 8-5 everyday, usually in our Pickell office, but on Monday and Wednesday I cross over to Hendy/Putey and work out of our Puterbaugh office from 3-5.

Meanwhile, here is the best advice I can give:

    1. Take a deep breath.
    2. Check your account for holds.
    3. Meet with anyone and everyone who can help you make the best decisions.
    4. Find faculty who best match your strengths as a learner.
    5. Check out the Honors courses offered.
    6. Take advantage of MyDegree.
    7. Draft several possible solutions to your scheduling dilemmas. A “Plan B” is a good idea; “Plan C” is not a bad thought either.
    8. On March 14th, when there is still someone on campus who can help, double-check your account for holds.
    9. March 17th at 10am, Take another deep breath and Register.

      Yoshitomo Nara, "Fighting"

      Yoshitomo Nara, “Fighting”

Good luck to you all,

Charlie Malone
Honors Advisor
231-591-2811
charlesmalone@ferris.edu