Well, it’s that time of year again when you start filling your virtual shopping carts and refreshing your computer screen every three seconds to see if the classes you need still have one spot left. Yes, it’s time to register, and while we all dread it, there are a few ways to make sure that it runs as smoothly as possible.
Step 1: Picking out classes
First of all, you have to use your degree audit to find out which classes you need to graduate. You really only need to worry about the information in red in the “requirement groups,” which is one of the first sections of your degree audit after the summary. The universitywide requirements, general education (GE) requirements and your major/ minor requirements are the three sections of your degree audit that you will frequently look at throughout your time at UW-Eau Claire. If you haven’t already finished your GE sections, those should be your top priority for registration (especially as a freshman or sophomore). If you scroll down to the bottom of your degree audit, you will find your major and/ or minor requirements. From there you can choose a few that sound interesting and fulfill a requirement, and you’ll be all set.
Step 2: Putting classes into your cart
You can use the class schedule function to see if the class that you want has a section that will work in your schedule. To find it, go into your My Blugold CampS account, click on the Self Service button, and then click on the Student Center icon. From there, go to the dropdown menu and click “Academic Planner.” Once you’re on that screen, you’re free to browse courses either by looking at individual departments or by fulfilling your requirements.
Step 3: Checking for holds
It’s a good idea to check and make sure that you don’t have any holds on your account and to plan before your actual registration date.
Step 4: Enrolling
Once that magical day actually arrives, if you’ve planned everything correctly and your perfect schedule is all set to go in your planner, just hit the “enroll” button and you should be good to go. If you have fewer than 60 credits, you may have to schedule an appointment with your adviser to get a PAC code to enter before enrolling. Otherwise, happy scheduling, Blugolds, and may the odds be ever in your favor.