Successfully Prepare for Spring Semester

CATEGORIES: Student Tips

I don’t know about anyone else, but I feel like the semester just began! Believe it or not, the time has come to begin thinking about registering for Spring Semester. The best news yet, if you’re a glass half full kind of person, we are halfway done with this semester! Before we know it, Thanksgiving will be here and then Christmas to follow. So in order to have a successful (non-stressful) registration day, here are a few tips to help ease the process.

Step One: In order to register for classes you must meet with your advisor to get your RAN. Before you go see your advisor, check out your degree audit (which can be found on AccessPlus). Look into which classes you might be interested in taking for next semester. Have around 8-10 classes in mind because you never know what classes will become full before you register. Step Two: Go see your advisor. Discuss what you want to take. They will make sure that they guide you into the right direction to make sure you stay on track. If you have any specific questions about certain classes that are required, ask them at this point in time.

Step Three: Check your current student information tab on access plus to make sure you know the exact date and time that you register. You will want to register as soon as possible so that you have the best chance to get into the courses you wish to take for spring semester.

Step Four: Register. Make sure you take time out of your day to sit and focus on registering. Sometimes you will be in a class when your time opens, so do it as soon as you can afterwards.

Step Five: Breathe. You are going to make it. Stay positive through the end of this semester into the next! If you can’t get into a course you want to get into, keep periodically checking. People drop courses sometimes, opening up seats in the class.

Always remember to enjoy your adventure at Iowa State
Always remember to enjoy your adventure at Iowa State

Sometimes registering can be extremely stressful. Just remember that there are people on Iowa State’s campus that are here to help. Communicate with friends or peers that may be of help. Advisors, faculty, and staff are always willing to step in and help whenever needed!