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Turn Stress into Success: Tips For Registration

By: Brett Hansen, Kyla Koch, Katherine Roden, Adam Wirkus

With the fall semester under way, it’s time to start planning upcoming course schedules. Registration is an important time. While it can be stressful for many, follow these registration tips to help turn stress into success:

Tips from an Advisor

Advisors are key to successful registration. Terry Wells, lecturer of management, who received the 2004 Excellence in Advising Award, offered these tips:

  • Meet with your advisor 3-5 days prior to registration to find out which classes are still available.
  • Have all prep work completed prior to meeting with your advisor (degree audit, application to COB, identifying courses to take).
  • Remember to pick up your PAC code from your advisor if you have fewer than 105 earned credits.
  • Register on the date listed on your degree audit.
  • Never ignore an e-mail you receive from Theresa Kuhn from the Registrar’s Office as she grants permission for graduation.

Tips from the Registrar's Office

To help relieve stress related to registration, Associate Registrar Connie Russell offered this advice:

  • Submit courses to your schedule on a class-to-class basis instead of submitting your entire schedule at one time. This system will prevent you from having to resubmit your entire schedule if a selected class is closed.
  • If you receive special permission to add a closed course, do not forget to change the search criteria from “Open Courses” to “All Courses” to be able to view and add the course.
  • Use all the resources available to you to make registration easy.

Follow these helpful tips to beat the stress, turning your registration process into a success!


Brett HansenKyla KochKaterine RodenAdam Wirkus From left to right: Brett Hansen is a senior marketing major from McFarland, Wis; Kyla Koch is a senior kinesiology and business administration major from Rhinelander, Wis; Katherine Roden is a senior management and spanish major from Monticello, Min; Adam Wirkus is a senior marketing major from Marshfield, Wis. They wrote this article for their BCOM Advanced Writing class.

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