Well, it’s about that time, Towson. It’s time for your Towson emails to start blowing up with appointments for advising, housing, and class registration. While the seniors are scrambling to finish their final semester and find the perfect graduation plans, the rest of us are scrambling to find the perfect plans for next semester. Thank CAB that Tigerfest is strategically placed a bit after these appointments for most students. Advising and registration is the most stressful dice roll of the spring. The Rugrats have known the struggle since the early 90’s. I’m gonna let them tell you how it is.
Your advisor waits until your busiest week to schedule you for an appointment
Your advisor suggests you to take classes you never planned on taking…but you probably ignore that advice
You discover there are prerequisites you never knew you needed for your class
When you can’t find a professor on Rate My Professors
If you’re an upperclassman, you have to fill out some foreign document: The Degree Completion Plan. This basically tells you all the classes you still need to take to graduate
And it points out that you won’t graduate when you were expecting to
When you forget to pay your housing deposit…
You spend all of spring semester searching for a roommate(s)
But you end up doing a random roommate selection and you end up with the worst possible roommate you could imagine
If you have really bad luck, you’re thrown into a triple room
Still waiting for FAFSA to come back…
Your enrollment appointment happens to be during class and you have that one teacher who does not allow laptops
You go to enroll and your classes are closed or wait-listed
It’s ok! The 8 a.m.’s are still open!
Teachers are looking at you like…
And night classes are always available!
Just think you were THIS close to having NO classes on Friday!
Happy Registration! I hope you don’t find yourself making chocolate pudding at 4 in the morning next semester!
-Jared M. Swain