Registration for spring is upon us, coinciding with Halloween and maybe scarier than the holiday. It might seem more like a “trick” than a “treat” but consider the following:
If you’re a freshman, you might wish you could take classes in your proposed major rather than core classes. However Creighton’s focus on the core has a huge benefit. Because every Magis core class counts even if you change majors or undergraduate colleges as so many students do, it’s almost impossible to waste your freshman year. Think of the focus on core as your ticket to graduating in four years.
Also, core classes can introduce you to new fields such as philosophy or astronomy. Use core classes to help select your major and minor or to discover a new passion.
At my big state university, my roommate and I used to sign our registration forms for each other without wasting time seeing our advisors. No one knew or cared about our forgeries. I became, in effect, my own advisor, not the wisest policy. Now with information posted online, students should have even less need for advising. Right?
Personal advising is one of the best services Creighton offers students – a chance to establish bonds with faculty members who can guide you smoothly through your college career. We know things you don’t like which classes take more time and which won’t be offered next fall because the professor will be on sabbatical etc. Take advantage of us. We can be even more helpful than Ratemyprofessor.com
Okay, it’s no treat to be at the bottom of the registration heap facing closed courses. GRRR! But time and more hours will help. At least you aren’t standing in lines for classes that close just before it’s your turn to register like former generations.
Good luck everyone!!! Despite frustrations, you’ll survive.